US Senator Whitehouse, Washington's Runaway Slave, a Lopate Family Chat, Dog Adoption

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Images of Frances Lopate, from Phillip Lopate's "A Mother's Tale" (reprinted with permission from Phillip Lopate).

U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse joins us to discuss his new book Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy, which examines corporate influence on politics and policy from the Senate Floor. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, on her new book Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave. Phillip Lopate, Leonard's brother, joins us to discuss his new book A Mother’s Tale, about their mother, Frances Lopate, and her life. Amy Sutherland joins us to talk about her new book, Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes, which goes inside the world of homeless dogs and the people who rescue them.