Voting Rights Act Threats, Plus Re-evaluating Sports : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders A new case before the U.S. Supreme Court could jeopardize the power of the Voting Rights Act. Sam talks to Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer for Slate, about what's at stake and how so much of the current debate goes back to Reconstruction. Sam also chats with contributing writer for The Atlantic and podcaster Jemele Hill about how tv viewership across almost all sports has tanked during the pandemic.

You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.

Voting Rights Under Threat, Plus Do We Still Need Sports?

Voting Rights Under Threat, Plus Do We Still Need Sports?

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People wait in line to vote at a polling station in front of Benson School District Board Room in Benson, Arizona on November 3, 2020. ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People wait in line to vote at a polling station in front of Benson School District Board Room in Benson, Arizona on November 3, 2020.

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A new case before the U.S. Supreme Court could jeopardize the power of the Voting Rights Act. Sam talks to Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer for Slate, about what's at stake and how so much of the current debate goes back to Reconstruction. Sam also chats with contributing writer for The Atlantic and podcaster Jemele Hill about how tv viewership across almost all sports has tanked during the pandemic.

This episode of 'It's Been a Minute' was produced by Jinae West, Andrea Gutierrez and Sylvie Douglis. Our intern is Liam McBain. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.