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S3 Episode 2: Gabrielle Griffie, Wichita

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Kansas News Service
Gabrielle Griffie is an organizer in Wichita, and says it is hard to watch people go through "so much pain, and our city is just pushing that pain, pushing the knife in even deeper."

Besides the coronavrius, another urgent topic again surfaced this year: an end to racism.

The Wichita vintage store that Gabrielle Griffie co-owns had been open mere weeks before the coronavirus forced businesses to shut down.

And just weeks after it reopened, Griffie found herself focused on something entirely different, something she'd fought for in 2014 as a high schooler and would lead the fight for now — equality.

Griffie spoke with the Kansas News Service about the intersection of the two biggest themes of the year for the My Fellow Kansans podcast.

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As a newscaster and a host of a daily news podcast, I want to deliver the most important and interesting news of the day in an engaging and easily understandable way. No matter where you live in the metro or what you’re interested in, I want you to learn something from each newscast or podcast – and maybe even give you something to talk about at the dinner table. You can email me at nomin@kcur.org and find me on Twitter @NominUJ.
Jim McLean is a political correspondent for the Kansas News Service, a collaboration based at KCUR with other public media stations across Kansas. You can email him at jim@kcur.org.