Weekend Magazine With Liz Saint John November 23, 2014

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors.

1. Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of The Equal Justice Initiative, talks about how his organization offers representation to condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. His new book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.  Listen to the podcast here.

2. Bay Area filmmaker Sanjay Rawal talks about the plight of modern day farmworkers, the low wages, sexual harassment, and abuse, and their fight against the big grocery chains. To find out which grocery stores have signed on to the Fair Food Program, click here. His new movie Food Chains opens at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco on November 28th and will be available on iTunes and other downloadable platforms.  Listen to the podcast here.

3. University of California Professor Emeritus of Modern American Diplomatic History Gregg Herken talks about Washington DC during the cold War…the politicians, the journalists, the social set… his new book is The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington. Listen to the podcast here.

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