Letters and Politics

The Singapore summit: what does it mean denuclearization? Then, mental illness and the criminal justice system

Mitch Jeserich talks to Anthony Wier about the summit between president Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as it has ended with the signing of a declaration to denuclearize North Korea. But what does it mean to denuclearize in this context anyway?

Guest: Anthony Wier directs the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s work on nuclear weapons policy.  He previously worked on disarmament issues in the White House, Congress, the State Department and on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Then, Mitch Jeserich talks to journalist Alisa Roth about the criminal justice system and mental illness. She is the author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.

 

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