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    On today's BradCast, guest hosted by Angie Coiro, we consider whether - all protests to the contrary - Brock Turner's sentence for sexual assault was in fact fair and just. Then we'll watch election language with Geoff Nunberg!

    With Brock Turner's release from jail after just three months, Angie revisits his trial and sentencing with Imani Gandy of Rewire, and Sajid Khan of Santa Clara County's Public Defender's Office. Imani brings her signature wit to piercing points about not just the Turner sentence, but elements of rape culture and privilege behind it. Sajid Khan says what few have: that more jail time — or even prison — wouldn't necessarily be the answer in cases involving young offenders. Then linguist Geoffrey Nunberg tackles how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are using language on the campaign trail to entice voters. His take: Trump never grew up, and Clinton can barely get a word in with the media.

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    Sexual Assault, US elections, 2016 US Presidential Run, The New York Times, Brock Turner, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, United States, California
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