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On The Ground At Tokyo 2020

On The Ground At Tokyo 2020

What A Day - July 29, 2021 - 20:42

This year's Olympics is like no other, taking place in the midst of a pandemic, and in a city under a state of emergency in response to rising COVID-19 cases. We talked to The Washington Post's Ava Wallace about what it's like to report on the games this year, but also, the overall experience for her, for athletes, and for Tokyo residents at-large.Democratic donor Ed Buck was convicted in federal court on Tuesday in connection with the death-by-overdose of two Black gay men who he injected with methamphetamine. We discuss the significance of the conviction, and what the long road to accountability says about the way our justice system treats Black gay men.And in headlines: Tunisia’s president seizes judicial power, Activision Blizzard employees stage a walkout, and Hobby Lobby’s $1.6M Gilgamesh tablet is confiscated by the government.Show Notes:Washington Post: coverage by Ava Wallace – https://wapo.st/3BUVgmiFollow Ava Wallace on Twitter – https://twitter.com/AvaRWallaceFor a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

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