Regional Roundup – 06/01/20

On today's regional roundup: Protests in Philadelphia, rights of low-wage workers, Delaware's reopening plan

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Rehoboth Beach boardwalk (Butch Comegys for WHYY)

Rehoboth Beach boardwalk (Butch Comegys for WHYY)

Over the weekend, Philadelphia was engulfed in mass protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. The Daily Beast‘s Christopher Moraff covered the protests and joins to tell us what he saw and heard. Then, Pennsylvania State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta has been vocal in his opposition to reopening the commonwealth too soon, worried especially about heightening the risk for low-wage workers who have not been given adequate PPE. He joins to voice his concerns. Finally, Delaware beaches were opened to the public over Memorial Day weekend, as long as people follow social distancing guidelines. Today, the state’s stay at home orders will be lifted and some stores and restaurants will be open to patrons. Delaware Secretary of Health and Social Services Dr. Kara Odom Walker joins to tell us what’s next for the state.

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