Acclaimed ballerina Misty Copeland joined Diane to talk about her remarkable career and how she is challenging physical stereotypes that she says keep ballet stuck in the past.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
This week, several public radio stations aired a special featuring tape recordings from a Georgia execution chamber. Later this month, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh will be executed, and survivors and relatives of his victims will be able to watch on closed-circuit TV. A panel talks about the political and psychological aspects of the debate over whether the public should witness capital punishment being carried out.
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- Michael Mello professor of law, Vermont School of Law
- Eugene Volokh professor of law, UCLA Law School
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