Episode #358: Shame. And Hope.

A somber look at January 2021, starting with President Trump’s attempt to get Georgia officials to rig the election in his favor, and continuing on with a Trump speech exhorting his followers to head to the Capitol, a melee that took five lives and rocked the foundation of democracy to its core, and ending with his impeachment for inciting an insurrection.  And now we wait for the inauguration of the nation’s 46th President, Joe Biden, and hoping against hope that there won’t be more mob violence.

The last time the nation’s capitol ever endured anything close to this came in 1954, when five Puerto Rican nationalists sprayed the House floor with bullets, injuring a handful of congressmen.  Former Pennsylvania Congressman Paul Kanjorski, who back in ’54 was a House page and happened to be on the floor when the shots rang out, talks about that harrowing moment.

Photo by Reuters.

Music in this episode

Problems by the Sex Pistols

A Mistake by Fiona Apple


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