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Why Young Protesters Are Fighting For Racial Justice In New England

From suburban Connecticut to rural Maine, demonstrators occupied highways and town greens over the summer with banners and calls for racial justice. In a special project for the New England News Collaborative, Connecticut Public heard from young activists and protesters throughout New England about their experiences with racism, the changes they want to see and what needs to happen to make the racial justice movement sustainable. Video by Ryan Caron King

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THIS WEEK'S EPISODE:

After years of strong support from Maine constituents, Republican Sen. Susan Collins is in one of her greatest political fights. This week on NEXT, how a few highly contested races in New England could impact party control at the national level. Plus, we’ll talk about how New Englanders are coping with a severe drought.

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Maine Sen. Susan Collins on the campaign trail in September. The Republican is seeking her fifth term in a highly-contested race. (Fred Bever/Maine Public)

Episode 220: The Maine Race That Could Help Flip The Senate; Coping With New England’s Severe Drought

After years of strong support from Maine constituents, Republican Sen. Susan Collins is in one of her greatest political fights. This week on NEXT, how a few highly contested races in New England could impact party control at the national level. Plus, we’ll talk about how New Englanders are coping with a severe drought.

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NENC/America Amplified Special: Lessons Lost: The Struggle To Talk About Race In Some New England Classrooms

What we don’t learn in school can matter as much as the lessons we do learn. This week on NEXT, we talk to teachers and students about the harm of omitting stories and cultures from curricula — and how we can do better. It’s the final show in a special series on “Racism in New England,” produced by the New England News Collaborative and America Amplified. 

PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 25 Maine DOE Team member Deqa Dhalac, Family Engagement and Cultural Responsiveness Specialist in Portland, ME on September 25, 2020 in Portland, Maine. (Joe Amon/Connecticut Public/NENC)

NENC/America Amplified Special: Addressing The Toll Of Racism On New Englanders’ Mental Health

Racism is trauma. But for many of us, racism’s impact on mental health can be hard to talk about. This week on NEXT, we hear about the stressors of racism in New England and ways to get relief. It’s the third show in a special series on racism in New England — produced by the New England News Collaborative and America Amplified.

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