A crowd assembles near Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland, Ore., to protest police brutality Tuesday, June 2, 2020. It marked the fifth consecutive night of demonstrations in Portland brought on by the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minnesota.

A crowd assembles near Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland, Ore., to protest police brutality Tuesday, June 2, 2020. It marked the fifth consecutive night of demonstrations in Portland brought on by the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minnesota.

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  • Thousands of people gathered at Revolution Hall on Tuesday night to protest police killings of Black Americans. Tuesday was the fifth night of demonstrations in Portland. Darren Golden is one of the organizers of the protest. He joins us to talk about the demonstrations and the change he wants to see as a result.

 

  

  • Noé Álvarez grew up in Yakima, Washington, but when he became a first-generation college student at nearby Whitman College, he felt out of place. Alvarez dropped out of school and joined Peace and Dignity Journeys to run across America as an ally for indigenous people. Alvarez has written a book about his experience called “Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land.”

 

  

  • Future Farmers of America agriculture students have been raising farm animals for months to sell at county fair auctions this summer. But with many county fairs canceled across the state, students aren’t sure if they will be able to do that. Some counties are holding auctions with new social distancing measures, or moving them online. We hear from Deschutes County student Chelsea Buhmann about raising her pig named Rooster, and how the pandemic has impacted FFA.

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