Dan Edge on his new Frontline documentary Last Days of Solitary, John on the Trump administration’s escalation with North Korea, and Ross Douthat continues to be employed by the New York Times.
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If you thought it wasn’t 1990, think again. Donald Trump’s old school rhetoric harkens back to Nixonian era attitudes towards narcotics. And if history teaches us anything, the results won’t be pretty.
For today’s podcast we’ll talk with James Burns, a journalist who voluntarily entered into solitary confinement in Arizona’s La Paz County Jail, where he spent 30 days in isolation to help spread awareness about criminal justice system reform.
“1st Person” is a new recurring segment that will feature people telling firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences. For our first of these videos, we present David, who spoke to us at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal about his time in prison, what led him there, and how his life has gone since being released.
Song featured in this episode: “New Ways” by Daughter
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