President Trump’s Pardon Of Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Life With Huntington’s Disease, Alternative Weeklies

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President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over the weekend. Our guest political scientist joins us to look at the political implications of this decision. Huntington’s disease is incurable and passed down genetically. We talk with a guest about her husband getting tested for the disease, and how it’s affecting their decision about having children. With The Village Voice announcing it will stop print production, we reflect on the value of alternative weekly papers and ask if they’re on the way out. A top news story gets a close look as well.

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  • The Political Implications Of President Trump's Pardon Of Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    President Trump’s pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over the weekend. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for defying a court order to stop detaining immigrants based solely on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally; he faced a sentence of up to six months in jail. Our guest political scientist discusses the message this move sends the country and considers the political implications moving forward.

  • Dealing With A Family History Of Huntington's Disease

    Huntington’s disease is passed down genetically, and there is no cure. A journalist shares the struggles that she and her spouse face in deciding if he should be tested due to a family history of the disease, and how that affects their decision about whether to have children.

  • Are We Seeing The Death Of The Alternative Weekly?

    With the Village Voice recently announcing it will stop its print edition, we look at the future of alternative-weekly newspapers, and their importance to the cities they serve.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Nora Hertel Guest
  • David Dudley Guest

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