Public Defenders; Aleksandar Hemon; Typhoid Mary; Dr. Robert Lustig on Sugar, Fat, and Obesity

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The words "Equal Justice Under Law" are inscribed on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Happy Labor Day! We're re-airing some favorite recent interviews for the holiday. We’ll look at the current status of public defenders and the legacy of the Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright. Aleksandar Hemon talks about growing up in Sarajevo and watching its destruction from Chicago during the Balkan War. Mary Beth Keane discusses her new novel about Typhoid Mary, called Fever. Dr. Robert Lustig explains how the massive amount of sugar we’re consuming has changed our brain chemistry, affecting what—and how much—we eat.