18-40 Segment 2: When a Young Person Gets Sent to Adult Prison

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There are millions incarcerated in American prisons, even many juveniles who were sentenced to long terms alongside adults. We talk to guests about how and why this happens, whether it should continue, and what life is like for young people behind bars.


  • Peter K. Enns, Associate Professor, Department of Government at Cornell University and author, Incarceration Nation: How the United States became the most punitive democracy in the world
  • Jean Trounstine, Professor, Middlesex Community College and author, Boy with a Knife: A story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner’s fight for justice

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18-03 Segment 1: American Cities: Why they matter and a plan to save them

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Cities, from New York and Chicago to New Orleans and San Francisco, are a vital piece of our country. We talk about the reasons for cities, their role as cultural epicenters, and a radical plan to stop American cities from decaying under our very feet.


  • Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, co-author, Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas
  • William Goldsmith, retired professor of city and regional planning at Cornell University and author, Saving Out Cities: A progressive plan to transform urban America

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16-25 Segment 1: Juveniles Sent To Adult Prison

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Synopsis: There are millions of people incarcerated in American prisons – many of them juveniles sentenced to long terms alongside adults. Should children be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? Are they mature enough to understand the consequences of their actions? Or should they be treated differently than adults who commit serious offenses? Our guests discuss why we have so many people incarcerated and how juveniles – even those who commit murder – should be given another chance.

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