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Transforming American Justice

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Cover detail, Emily Bazelon's "Charged"

Tuesday, New York Times writer Emily Bazelon joins us to talk about why American justice is often unjust. Her new book explores how it got so "out of kilter" and what we do it about it.

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Tuesday, the New York Times writer Emily Bazelon will join us to talk about why American justice is often unjust. She’s talking about punishments handed out to the innocent or way out of proportion to the crime. She’s talking about prosecutors who have astonishing power to control charging, bail, and plea agreements. It’s a balance of power, she says, that is out of kilter. Her new book is called Charged and it explains how we got here and what we do about it.

Emily Bazelon is a journalist and legal commentator. She's a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a co-host of Slate's podcast Political Gabfest. Her new book is called Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

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.
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