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The Racial Disparities in the Death Penalty.

Attorney Bryan Stevenson is the Executive Director of the fledgling Alabama Capital Representation Resource Center. He represents prisoners on Alabama's death row, and tries to persuade other lawyers to do the same on a pro bono basis. He's a graduate of Harvard Law School, and he earns $25,000 a year in his job. He was raised in rural southern Delaware, and says the people he defends are much like people he grew up with, but who didn't get the breaks he did.

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Other segments from the episode on June 24, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 24, 1992: Interview with Bryan Steveson; Commentary on pop stars who began in gospel music; Interview with Miguel Ferrer; Review of the television show "Home Fires."

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