Political Gabfest

The “Live From Chicago” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the growing fissures in the GOP, criminal justice reform in Chicago, and the empowerment of survivors of sexual harassment and assault.

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On this week’s LIVE Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson review Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker’s fiery rebukes of President Donald Trump. Special guest Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx joins the team to talk about criminal justice in Chicago, and the hosts also discuss if we have now arrived at a time of empowerment for survivors of sexual harassment and assault.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily: Inspired by Jane Doe’s statement, some thoughts on the importance of letting women choose their own future
  • John: A few Calvin Coolidge historical gems, including how Coolidge used to ride this hobby horse
  • David: The origin story of an 1866 law that forbids living people from being featured on U.S. currency

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, the hosts answer questions posed by members of our Chicago audience. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.