Dick speaks with Yang Li, who was born and raised in China. As soon as he got his citizenship in the U.S., he bought a gun. He considers it a tool that defends against tyranny, and he has joined gun rights groups and spoken at rallies.
Columbia Law School professor James Liebman organized his students to re-investigate a murder case which led to the execution of Carlos De Luna. They found evidence that they believe proves that the state of Texas executed the wrong man.
Recently, Dawn Josephson was summoned to Washington, D.C. to attend an intimate, backyard event with the President. Dawn was one of the “average, everyday, ordinary citizens” at an event that just happened to be televised on C-SPAN. Also: More from the listener series "When Politics Gets Personal." And: Making money from political candidates…or their likenesses. Bart Schultz is “The Masking Tape Guy.”
Albert Smith was a drug dealer for more than twenty years in Oakland. But this past year, he has made a big change. He’s stopped dealing and he’s training to do solar panel sales and installation. Also in this episode, Deborah Dunbar, who works in Flint, Michigan as a machinist.