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Join NYSBA and guests for a series of in-depth interviews with legal professionals as they discuss all things legal – and some that are not. Guests have included former U.S. Attorneys Preet Bharara and Richard Hartunian, as well as MSNBC’s Ari Melber and Professor Vin Bonventre. You can listen here or subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or Soundcloud.

Danielle Ponder: Attorney, Activist, Musician


Musician and former Monroe County (NY) Public Defender Danielle Ponder traces her career from law school to the public defender's office to being on stage performing for a Black Lives Matters protest in her hometown of Rochester.Ponder goes on to share the inspiration behind her songs Criminalized (3:49 - 4:00), Blow Out The Sun (8:32 - 9:19) and her multi-media show, 'For The Love of Justice' (16:05 - 16:20).Buy Danielle Ponder's Album 'Blow Out The Sun' - out her upcoming shows - Warnings is hosted by David Miranda, 118th President of the New York State Bar Association.

Katharine Bodde: The Fight for Reproductive Rights


Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel at the NYCLU discusses the recent mixed decision by the Supreme Court in the Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and why the renewed assault on abortion has come to the forefront once again.She closes by discussing the history of abortion in New York State and how the Reproductive Health Act, which was signed into law in January 2019, substantially changes abortion in the state.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President, David Miranda.

Rick Reilly: Commander in Cheat-How Golf Explains Trump


Bestselling author, Rick Reilly discusses his book 'Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,' while recounting his personal experience playing a round of golf with the President.Reilly also talks about the history of Presidents of the United States playing golf, which President was the best golfer and which President played the most golf while in office. (Hint: the answer WILL surprise you)Reilly also discusses the golf worlds perception of Trump Golf Courses and why he cares so deeply about the integrity of golf.Buy 'Commander in Cheat' here.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President, David Miranda.

Elizabeth Holtzman | The Case For Impeaching Trump


Former four-term congresswoman, Elizabeth Holtzman discusses her book 'The Case For Impeaching Trump', how the Nixon impeachment serves as a precedent for Congress and what the Framers planned for when dealing with a 'rogue president.'  She also details her experience unseating a 50-year incumbent in 1972 and holding the title of youngest women elected to Congress for over 40 years.  Buy 'The Case For Impeaching Trump' here. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda

Michael Miller | Free Expression Is the Bedrock of Society


Michael Miller, the 121st President of the New York State Bar Association, discusses his 'Law Day' speech at the New York Court of Appeals and why it's not hyperbole to evoke Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, Mao's China and the French Reign of Terror when talking the language used by the President of the United States.President Miller also reflects on his term as president of NYSBA and how his time as a leader with the New York County Lawyer's Association, during 9/11, helped him lead NYSBA.Michael Miller Law Day SpeechMiranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.

David McCraw | Truth in Our Times, Donald Trump and the Media


David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel for the New York Times and author of Truth in Our Times, discusses his Op-Ed that went 'viral,' the symbiotic relationship that exists between President Trump and 'The Media' and the one story he regrets not approving to be printed.He also discusses how the New York Times would respond if a copy of an unredacted report from a Special Counsel's Office arrived on a Times reporter's desk.Order Truth in Our Times.Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.

Jeh Johnson-Obama, Trump, Russia, Immigration, & Leadership


Jeh Johnson, the former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, joins Dave for a wide-ranging conversation detailing how he got his start in public service, the lessons he learned and rationale behind some of his policy decisions.Secretary Johnson discusses his background from growing up in upstate New York, attending Morehouse College and interning for New York Congressman Hamilton Fish IV.Later he goes on to discuss the important issues currently facing the country; Russian involvement in the 2016 election, immigration strategies on the southern border, the differences in policy between the Trump and Obama administrations and what it was like working for President Obama.Plus he explains the process by which he handled counterterrorism operations, including the Osama Bin Laden raid.

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