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George Floyd's Lasting Impact | Body Positivity

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Carlos Moreno
A crowd protests at J.C. Nichols Fountain on May 30, 2020.

As the anniversary of George Floyd’s death approaches, two newsrooms in Kansas City are joining forces to examine the lasting impact of his murder, and two Kansas Citians who champion body positivity advocate for a more inclusive fashion industry.

Segment 1: beginning at 1:00: Two local newsrooms are collaborating to take a closer look at the continuing impact of George Floyd's murder on Kansas City.

Less than a month from the one-year anniversary of Floyd's death, we check in with reporters from KCUR and KSHB-TV to discuss their new joint effort.

Segment 2 beginning at 27:13: A number of movements out there are about meeting your body where it’s at, and not letting dominant ideas of a “perfect body” detract you from feeling however you want about yours.

Summer is hot on our heels and some of us are finally ready to get out there for the first time in the better part of a year. Two body positivity advocates explain why they're pushing for a more inclusive fashion industry that would cater to more body types.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.