Where Is The Death Penalty In The US?, Impeachment Latest

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The U.S. Capitol building, center, and part of the Washington Monument, right, are seen at sunrise, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

We look at where the country’s at when it comes to the death penalty, after a report showed the same number of people were put to death each of the last five years. Then we discuss with a political scientist what’s next for impeachment, after the dust from Wednesday’s House proceedings settles.

Featured in this Show

  • The State Of Capital Punishment In the US

    A new report shows that for the fifth straight year, fewer than 30 people were put to death in the U.S. It also says 2019 was “nearly the year of executing the innocent.” We look at the state of the death penalty in America.

  • What Next In The Impeachment Process Against Trump?

    What happens now in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump? We look at the House’s vote on the articles of impeachment and lay out the next steps in the process.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Robert Dunham Guest
  • Paul Nolette Guest