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This week’s Slate Political Gabfest features several of Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz’s (and listeners’!) favorite segments of 2015, including discussions on the death of Freddie Gray, gender on the Upper East Side and the assassination of Lincoln.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- Following the suspicious death of Freddie Grey, the city of Baltimore erupted with unrest. What led to the troubling decline of Freddie Gray’s broken neighborhood, and how will the community recover?
- Ta-Nehisi Coates pens a poignant take on nonviolence as compliance.
- Emily highlights several cases that may or may not portend the future of such gender discrimination and bias lawsuits.
- A recent study of women on Capitol Hill highlights the challenges and consequences when women can’t get one-on-one time with their bosses.
- What is a “wife bonus”—and is it even a real thing? (And what about a “husband bonus”?)
- The hosts discuss Lincoln’s assassination given April 2015’s sesquicentennial marking of the event.
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John chatters about The Serious Lesson in President Harding’s Case of Gonorrhea.
David chatters about his serendipitous meeting with Malawian minister Martin Tom.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church (with many this week from previous interns).