Defending The Ballot Box

This hour, we’ll talk about the evolution of suffrage in the United States – and about efforts to restrict voting rights through the years – with Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

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Big Politics, Big Money

This hour, we’ll talk about where big cash for political campaigns comes from and what’s really being bought with Nick Penniman, co-author of “Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.”

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Neglect In Prison

This hour, we’ll talk about cases of extreme medical neglect happening in prison facilities for non-American citizens with Seth Freed Wessler. His story on the topic appears in the current issue of “The Nation.”

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The Life Of Antonin Scalia

This hour, we’ll talk about Scalia with Bryan Garner, the editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary who was both a collaborator and friend. And we’ll talk about the Supreme Court going forward with Royal Furgeson, dean of the UNT Dallas College of Law.

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Cultural Collision

This hour, we’ll put our current political division into historical context by talking with the author of “Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): The Battles That Define America from Jefferson’s Heresies to Gay Marriage.”

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How We Vote

This hour, we’ll talk about how we often cast votes based on a number of superficial factors with the author of “Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics.”

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