Practical Reason

Practical Reason

Practical Reason explores stories about provocative issues that are worthy of examination.... Show More

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June 12, 2020 24 min

Jewish Death Camp prisoners assigned by the SS to meet Jews as they first arrived by train.  Expected to quickly collect the luggage of the new arrivals and remove dead bodies out of the cattle cars, the prisoners were under strict orders not to communicate in any way with the discharged passengers.  Facing execution if caught, some of the prisoners defied orders and passed along life-saving advice. This is their story.

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September 21, 2019 24 min

Two men are tried and convicted for the same crime by the same prosecutor.  Is this an aberration?  This podcast takes a closer look at two cases—Joseph B. Nichols and Thomas M. Thompson—and the fight for truth and justice. Does the criminal justice system focus on finality at the expense of justice?

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