Weekly Wrap: Coronavirus and Racism, Australia Fires, Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

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It’s Been A Minute : Weekly Wrap: Coronavirus and Racism, Australia Fires, Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Image

Weekly Wrap: Coronavirus and Racism, Australia Fires, Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

It’s been a busy week in news. Australia’s capital Canberra is menaced by wildfires and has declared a state of emergency. And the fast spread of the coronavirus has also led to racist comments and press coverage about Asian food and Asian-American eating habits. Sam talks about these stories with panelists Julie Cart, a reporter for CalMatters and Andrew Ti, host of the podcast Yo, Is This Racist? and writer for the ABC series Mixed-ish. Then sports writer Jemele Hill of the Atlantic reflects on basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who was killed along with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash this past week. Sam asks how and when we should acknowledge the good and bad sides of someone’s life after a sudden death.