Death Penalty/Elizabeth Lawrence

Death Penalty or Life In Prison: Host Frank Stasio talks to Oren Dorell, reporter with the Raleigh News and Observer; and Irving Joyner, professor of criminal law at North Carolina Central University, about the decision process North Carolina District Attorneys go through in choosing to seek the death penalty against murder defendants. In 2001, the state law changed, giving DAs more discretion in whether to seek the death penalty. (18:00)

Elizabeth Lawrence: Host Frank Stasio talks with Emily Wilson, author of “No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence” (Beacon/2004). Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985) was a well-known gardener and prolific letter writer. She lived in New York City in the 1920s before returning to live with her mother in North Carolina. She maintained correspondences with other writers like Katharine White, Eudora Welty, and Joseph Mitchell. (14:00)

Kelly Anderson: Food writer Kelly Anderson continues her exploration of North Carolina cuisine. (4:00)

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