As part of Diane's remote author interview series, she had the chance to speak with Ann Patchett in January over video Zoom as a live audience watched. Here's that conversation.
In 2017, when Larry Krasner was elected Philadelphia’s district attorney, he came from an unusual background for the job. He had spent his career as a civil rights and defense attorney, not a prosecutor. And he brought with him a progressive approach. Instead of the typical “tough on crime” talk, he promised to reform the system. He took on cops, he said he would end mass incarceration, and he advocated for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Krasner became a nationally known figure for his work. But now he is up for a re-election and is facing a tough primary challenge.
Diane spoke with him Friday morning.
- Larry Krasner Philadelphia's District Attorney and author of “For the People: A Story of Justice and Power."
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Diane talks with Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's district attorney, and author of the new book, "For the People: A Story of Justice and Power." He is also the subject of the new PBS Independent Lens documentary "Philly D.A."