John R. Bohrer – The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK

June 12, 2017 – This week, we’ll visit the turbulent 1960s after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Once there, we’ll witness his younger brother and attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy, charting his own political path forward. With his foe LBJ in the White House, and only 38 years old, Bobby no longer has JFK’s career to put first, but his own. Our guide on this journey of discovery is reporter, historian, and television news producer John R. Bohrer, who’s here to share his book: The Revolution of Robert Kennedy – From Power to Protest After JFK. You can follow him on Twitter @JRBOH, or visit JohnRBohrer.com.     Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:12 — 110.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

Joseph Madison Beck – My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama

November 14, 2016 – This week, our time machine may sound like it’s taking a sideways journey into the fictional world of Harper Lee’s iconic book, To Kill a Mockingbird. We touch down in 1930’s Alabama, and find a small town rocked when a black man is charged with raping a white woman. Only one local lawyer dares to defend the accused. That man was Foster Beck, and his son, Joseph Madison Beck, joins us to tell this eerily familiar tale. Mr. Beck’s book is My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama. Like his father, Joseph Madison Beck practices law. He also teaches at Emory Law School, and has lectured at universities throughout the United States and abroad. As you’ll read, the evidence against Charles White is thin, but can even Foster Beck’s heroic defense and an open-minded judge save him from a death sentence? Brighten your day.   Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:05 — 40.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More