Episode 128: Sanders, Clinton, Welcome to the Family Feud!

The math may be against him, but Bernie Sanders continues to think he still has a shot at winning the Democratic nomination.  Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal reports on how Sanders is now talking about bringing his challenge all the way to the convention in Philadelphia this summer.

Yes, we did have a primary in Oregon on Tuesday.  But journalist and author Jules Witcover reminds us of perhaps the most dramatic Oregon primary of all — the one in 1968, where Eugene McCarthy defeated Robert Kennedy, the first time a Kennedy had suffered a defeat at the hands of the voters.  Witcover was there with Kennedy during that painful loss.

Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times sets up a Democratic Senate primary in Florida that’s getting uglier and more personal by the minute for the seat being vacated by Marco Rubio.  The battle between Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson is filled with innuendo and insults.

And we remember the Supreme Court decision of 1954 — 62 years ago this week — that outlawed school segregation in the famed Brown v. Board of Education case.  Rogers Smith, a constitutional law scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about the case’s legacy.

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Music used in the podcast:

Reach Out Of The Darknes by Friend & Lover

Burning Down The House by Talking Heads

Abraham, Martin & John by Dion

Bad Day by Daniel Powter

“I Love The Gov” Stevenson Ad from 1952

Teach Your Children by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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