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Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
As #TakeAKnee sweeps across the NFL, don’t forget Curt Flood, an early pioneer against racial injustice who faced off against the MLB to protest what he described as a “master and slave relationship.” Watch Curt Flood: Rebel Without a Cause.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking steps towards banning toxic flame retardants linked to cancer and other health problems. Many people are not aware that these chemicals are added to items like children’s pajamas, upholstered furniture, mattresses and many baby products. The move sets the stage for a showdown with the chemical industry. Watch “Safety on Fire.”
Producer Bonnie Bertram discusses how the iconic book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” galvanized a women’s movement that continues today – and which has seen a resurgence with the TV adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”