As we approach Fourth of July, the national dialogue continues to revolve around a bigger conversation: how can we make this world a place where everyone is heard and everyone feels free? This week, SoCal in 17 host Alex Cohen sits down with Lora King, the daughter of Rodney King. She shares what it was like to grow up after her father was beaten by Los Angeles police officers and the 1992 riots that followed.

Producer Esther Lee then joins Alex to talk about her thoughts on freedom in America.


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