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The Madeleine Brand Show for September 23, 2010




Photo from the Virginia Department of Corrections showing the gurney in which convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was put to death at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia.
Photo from the Virginia Department of Corrections showing the gurney in which convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was put to death at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia.
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Tonight the state of Virginia will put Teresa Lewis to death. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick tells us why her execution challenges our views on gender and the death penalty. We'll also bring you the latest on the Bell scandal and the fight over Proposition 19. And why are there so many fried foods at county fairs? Our friends from the Sporkful podcast weigh in.