Labor icon Joe Hill was executed by firing squad for the murder of a Salt Lake grocer 100 years ago. His controversial conviction rested largely on two pieces of evidence: the gunshot wound he sustained the night of the murder and the IWW membership card in his wallet. The writer Bill Adler has made new findings he says debunk the evidence against Hill. He'll join Doug to talk about his book, The Man Who Never Died," and make the case for Hill's innocence. (Rebroadcast)
On Saturday, September 5, a concert and celebration of Joe Hill's life will be held at Salt Lake City's Sugarhouse Park -- which is the site of the prison where Hill was executed 100 years ago. The event is free and it runs from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. DETAILS
See Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Pat Bagley's series Joe Hill, His Story
William M. Adler has written for many national and regional magazines, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Mother Jones. He’s the author of The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon [Amazon|Indiebound].