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America's Justice Divide


In the introduction to his book documenting America's growing justice gap, the journalist Matt Taibbi lays out some apparently incongruous facts. In the past couple decades, violent crime has dropped precipitously, poverty rates have soared, and America's prison population has doubled. Confounded, Taibbi set out to learn what's going on behind the statistics. His reporting led him to conclude that the rich and the poor in this country are increasingly subject to vastly different measures of justice. He joins us Monday to explore the growing divide in the American justice system.

Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for The Rolling Stone. He's the author of six books, including The Great Derangement and Griftopia. His new book is called The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap [Amazon|Indiebound]


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.