- The Koch Bros. & Their Billionaire Web
- Bernie Sanders Explained Plus Sue Graftonâ€™s X
- Eric Laursen, THE PEOPLEâ€™S PENSION & Greg Palast, BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS.
- Doug Henwood, MY TURN: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency
- Gerald Friedman: A Bernie Sanders Presidency Boosts Incomes & Jobs
- Comix as Art and Politics: Art Spiegelman and Greg Palast
- Paul Theroux, DEEP SOUTH & Ted Rall, BERNIE
- DISPATCHES FROM THE RELIGIOUS LEFT
- Ron Suskind, THE WAY OF THE WORLD and ELIZABETH WINTHROP, COUNTING ON GRACE
- David Cay Johnston, FREE LUNCH
- The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
- Margot Livesey, HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET
- Scott Turow, THE LAST TRIAL & Kathryn Levy on the NY Primary
- Call for Independent Exit Polling
- Web Extra: 9-11 Press for Truth video
- The Vote Count Protection Project
- URGENT: Stealth bill threatens democracy
- Voting Problems?
- Danielle Allen, OUR DECLARATION & Katy Simpson Smith, THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA
- Bill de Blasioâ€™s Civic Experiment – Is It Working?
- Linda Coleman: Radical Descent & Greg Guma on Bernie
- Greg Guma on Bernie Sanders’ “Insurgent” Run
- Ciceroâ€™s End, Dust Up over Sanders’ Plan, & Remembering Quentin Young
- Is Hillary Clinton Good For Women?
- Historian Donna Murch on The Clintons’ War On Drugs, Mass Incarceration & The Black Vote
Then, we hear from a former Writerâ€™s Voice guest, the poet Kathryn Levy, who was involved in a just decided legal case with critical implications for the 2020 election.
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Scott Turow has a gift for exploring the meticulous details of the law in a way that is utterly spellbinding. And he matches that with a deep examination of the twistyâ€”and twistedâ€”pathways of the human heart and its motivations. Thatâ€™s exemplified in his latest novel, The Last Trial.
Its protagonist is octogenarian Sandy Stern, defense lawyer extraordinaire, who has decided heâ€™ll bring the curtain down on his legal career at the conclusion of what appears to be an unwinnable final case.
It involves a supremely narcissistic defendant, a world famous cancer doctor accused of murder, insider trading and fraud. Heâ€™s also one of Sandy Sternâ€™s doctor and one of his best friends.
We also talk with Turow about his recent post in Vanity Fair concerning the Supreme Courtâ€™s consideration of whether Trumpâ€™s tax returns can be released, as well as get his opinion of the move by Attorney General William Barr to drop the case against Michael Flynn.
Scott Turow is the author of ten novels and three works of nonfiction, including Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof.
A very important case was decided in New York State in the last week: it mandated that the New York presidential primary will go forward.
Thatâ€™s news, because the stateâ€™s Board of Election commissioners, appointed by Governor Cuomo, had decided to cancel the primary, claiming they were concerned about health concerns around the coronavirus. This, in spite of the fact, that down ballot primaries were always still in effect and that the state is well capable of allowing the vote by mail.
A lawsuit to reinstate the primary was filed by Andrew Yang and supporters of and delegates for Senator Bernie Sanders. In early May, Judge Anneliese Torres ruled for the plaintiffs, saying the primary must go forward.
The state appealed the decision but this week, the Second Circuit Court Of Appeals upheld Judge Torresâ€™ ruling. The primary shall proceed.
But before that final decision, Francesca spoke with plaintiff and previous guest on Writerâ€™s Voice poet Kathryn Levy about the case for a news report on WPKN 89.5, serving southern CT and eastern Long Island. We play an excerpt from that interview.
Next week, we talk with Tyson Yunkaporta about his book SAND TALK: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.