1/3 of all executions in the US, since 1976, have been carried out in Texas!

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is America’s “Executioner-in-Chief.” As The Economist points out in their latest issue – one-third of all executions in America since 1976 have been carried out in Texas. The Lone Star state put 481 people to death in that time – and still have 312 people on death row. Virginia came in second with 109 executions.

In total around the nation, 1,291 inmates were executed since 1976 – and as we know today with DNA evidence overturning many death penalty sentences – there’s a high likelihood that at least some of those people put to death were innocent.

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They executed a president as well.

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Should public radio program in the public interest?

NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest.

Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority “even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

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