President Barrack Obama faced a difficult task Wednesday night in Tuscon, Arizona, as he spoke at a memorial for the victims of Saturday’s shooting of a member of congress, and several other people. Pundits had worried that the talk would be too political. But University of Florida rhetoric scholar Ron Carpenter told WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski that the president rose to the challenge.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TKCARPENTERFINAL;.mp3]
Gainesville was one of at least 30 U.S. cities that held a “March for our Freedom,” with organizers saying they assembled the event to honor victims of police brutality and enforce the national Black Lives Matter movement.