Public Defenders; Hilary Mantel; Emma Brockes' Memoir; Inside a Failing School

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The HBO documentary “Gideon’s Army” looks at the challenges facing public defenders in the Deep South, and we’ll speak with its director, Dawn Porter, and Travis Williams, one of the public defenders featured in the film. And Hilary Mantel talks about Bring Up The Bodies, this month’s Leonard Lopate Show Book Club selection! Emma Brockes discusses uncovering mysteries of her mother's past. Ron Berler on spending a year in one of our nation’s 45,000 failing schools, and what teachers are doing to try to turn it around.