The protests sweeping the country for more than a week are calling for an end to racism and discrimination by police and in the law. Guy-Uriel Charles, professor of law at Duke School of Law, joins us to discuss how protests can lead to legislation and political change. Also, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer joins host Jeremy Hobson to talk about the new "Hunger Games" prequel, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," and a few other book suggestions. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 5, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on June 5, 2020.