Welcome to Crimetown, a series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier in partnership with Gimlet Media. Each season, we investigate the culture of crime in a different city. In Season 2, Crimetown heads to the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, an ...
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Ever wonder what it would look like if a democrat and a republican actually talked about controversial legislation on the record with no agenda and no script? With Civil Conversations, United States Senatorial candidate David Baria manages to accomplish just that: a rare look behind the curtain and into the policy making factory. Republican leadership in Mississippi would prefer no one discuss policy unless they’re on board with the Republican agenda. Democratic member of the Mississippi House and current United States Senatorial candidate David Baria understands nothing can get Mississippi off the bottom if people don’t talk. Civil Conversations is David Baria doing what no one else has managed to do: sitting getting Republican and Democratic legislators to sit down together and simply talk, offering an unprecedented, unscripted and unfiltered view into the people and beliefs behind the policy in Mississippi.