At Liberty

23 EpisodesProduced by ACLU

At Liberty is a weekly podcast from the ACLU that explores the biggest civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day. Join host Lee Rowland, a former ACLU attorney, as she and guests try to make some sense of what’s going on in our country. A production of ACLU, Inc.

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What’s the Deal With Florida? (Episode 22)

November 15th, 2018

Florida seems perpetually to be at the center of the national conversation and news cycle. The current recount to determine the results of Florida's …

In Florida, a Historic Victory for Voting Rights (Episode 21)

November 7th, 2018

The midterm elections made a lot of news, but one result particularly stands out: Florida's vote on Amendment 4. In a historic change, Floridians …

Voting Rights and the Midterms (Episode 20)

November 1st, 2018

With the midterm elections only a few days away, voting rights advocates have been working furiously to ensure that the result will be the product of …

Tarana Burke and Alyssa Milano on the Future of #MeToo (Episode 19)

October 25th, 2018

One year ago this month, the first bombshell allegations against Harvey Weinstein appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker. Shortly thereafter, #MeToo went viral on social media. But the origins of this …

Civil Liberties on the Midterm Ballot (Episode 18)

October 18th, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections will determine the fate of governorships nationwide, the party that controls Congress, and the outcome of hugely …

Affirmative Action and the Case Against Harvard (Episode 17)

October 11th, 2018

Harvard University is facing a lawsuit alleging that its undergraduate admissions practices unlawfully discriminate against Asian American …

Why the ACLU Opposes Kavanaugh (Episode 16)

October 2nd, 2018

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has turned into a full-blown national drama, amid credible sexual misconduct allegations …

What Happens When Prisoners Go on Strike? (Episode 15)

September 27th, 2018

More than 2,000 firefighters battling the blaze in California this summer came from inside the state’s prison system. They were part of a national workforce of incarcerated people, paid pennies per hour and sometimes …

How the ‘War on Terror’ Corrupted America (Episode 14)

September 20th, 2018

America’s response to the 9/11 attacks have dominated our foreign policy, military priorities, and human rights record for 17 years now. Perhaps no …

Family Separation Update: Searching for Parents in Guatemala (Episode 13)

September 13th, 2018

More than a month ago, a federal court ordered the Trump administration to reunite immigrant children and parents it had separated at the U.S. border. Yet hundreds of children remain on their own in government custody, …
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