Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas and ‘Confirmation,’ then the Philly restaurant scene

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Guests: Tobias Barrington Wolff, Ellen Yin, Keven Parker, Michael Pasquarello, Aliza Green

The new HBO film Confirmation, which premiered Saturday night, recreates dramatic events that unfolded 25 years ago when a law professor named Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas, then a nominee for the US Supreme Court, of sexual harassment. For three days in 1991, the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings riveted the nation. With discussion of the events back in the news, Marty will talk with TOBIAS BARRINGTON WOLFF, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, about the historic events and how they permanently effected those involved, including local politicians.

Then, we’ll hear Marty’s panel discussion with four Philadelphia restauranteurs that was taped at a live Radio Times event held in Reading Terminal last month. We were joined by ELLEN YIN, KEVEN PARKER, MICHAEL PASQUARELLO and chef ALIZA GREEN.  We discussed how Philadelphia as become a premier food city and the triumphs and pitfalls of owning and operating a restaurant.

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