Kamala Harris as the ‘progressive prosecutor’

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Senator Harris passes the mic to Senator Booker during the "Linking Together: March to Save Our Care" rally at the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2017. Photo credit: Mobilus In Mobili/CC 2.0. via Flickr

California Senator Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. She’s positioning herself as someone who has always fought for civil rights. But does her record as California’s attorney general and San Francisco district attorney back that up? One New York Times op-ed argues Harris was frequently “on the wrong side of history.”

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Guest:
Lara Bazelon - director of the criminal juvenile justice clinic and the racial justice clinic at University of San Francisco Law School - @larabazelon

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer