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Protest: Past, Present And Future

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Olga R. Rodriguez
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People rally against the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act during a gathering in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. We're talking about the history, purpose, and impact of political protest.

Marches are planned in Washington and across the country this week as Donald Trump takes office. In Vermont, simultaneous protests against Trump are also being organized. We're talking about the history of political protest: what forms it has taken and what it can accomplish.

If you're planning on taking part in a protest - for or against the president-elect - or if you have experience from previous protests or advice you'd share with current activists, tell us your thoughts.

We're joined by Marc Dixon, a sociologist from Dartmouth who studies the politics of social movements. And by Wally Roberts, a journalist and activist who went to Mississippi for the "Freedom Summer" project in 1964.

Broadcast on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 live at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.