When disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in a jail cell earlier this month while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, it was a stunning turn in a case about money, power and influence. A Vassar College history professor says the Epstein story is representative of systemic problems in American society and the justice system. Professor Dr. Mita Choudhury spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Duune about parallels she sees in other realms of society.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses growing calls for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign, following reports of Acosta's role in a lenient 2008 plea deal offered to Jeffrey Epstein, who now faces charges of sex trafficking.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's "environmental leadership," and considers whether reports of sex trafficking charges faced by multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein could affect Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta or the president.