Sally Field

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Sally Field poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Sally Field poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Guests: Liz Hempowicz, Sally Field

SALLY FIELD has been a respected and popular Hollywood actor for decades. She’s had numerous iconic roles, such as the psychologically troubled Sybil, union hero Norma Rae, Forrest Gump’s mother, and Mary Todd Lincoln. Her Oscar acceptance speech has become one of the most memorable moments in award show history with her sincere delivery of “You like me! You really like me!” But the high moments of her life also came with some lows, particularly her childhood when she was abused by her stepfather. Today, we’re going to listen to Marty’s conversation with Field, recorded last week at the Free Library of Philadelphia, when she discussed her life, her career, and why acting was such a successful tool for overcoming trauma. But first; President Trump and other figures in the Republican Party have been threatening to out the whistleblower who first exposed President Trump’s now-infamous phone call with Ukrainian President, Voldomyr Zelenskyy. LIZ HEMPOWICZ of the Project on Government Oversight joins us to talk about the whistleblower law and its protections.

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