Guests: Stacy Schiff, Davids Casarett, Zephyr Teachout
Coming up on today’s show, we’ll hear about the Salem witch trials as a Broadway play based on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” has been garnering acclaim. Historian STACY SCHIFF joined us last year to discuss this following the publication of her book, Salem, 1692. Also, because Pennsylvania has legalized medical marijuana, we’ll revisit Marty’s conversation with physician DAVID CASARETT, a Philadelphia physician who went from being skeptical about the medicinal properties of cannabis, to a champion of its benefits. He discussed all of this in his book Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana. Lastly, we’ll hear from law professor ZEPHYR TEACHOUT about her book Corruption in America. The book details how the writers of the Constitution tried to protect the new nation from political corruption, and how these protections failed.