I've had debates with staff, and discussions late last night, too. Paul Storey's mother, Marilyn, got in touch. I didn't appreciate what a good thing it was when we had it. And it only got worse after the trial. The only thing missing was any suspense about the verdict. The next morning, of course, Flake finally releases the statement. That's not what changed his mind. Forgot account? Our managing editor is Susan Burton. And for eight years-- eight years in which Paul Storey sat on death row, awaiting an execution date-- Sven barely talked about the trial with anybody. Outside, tens of thousands of people are already out on the lawn. And finally, that day, the world sees Jeff Flake find a third way. He's going to vote yes on the judge. And that's all it would have taken. That's the way our court works. In our second act, we leave Washington behind. Our website, ThisAmericanLife.org, where you can listen to our archive of over 600 episodes for absolutely free. So that's a hard thing. [LAUGHTER] Far from. Directed by Roko Belic. The new house with the hammock and the flagpole was sold, and Sven moved out of Texas. But to send a guy to death? That is far more accurate than this narrative out there that it was the protesters that moved it. I think Ira Glass is terrific and the team at This AM life do a great job of composing episodes that not only tell us interesting stories, but do so in a way that is perfect mix of entertaining and thought provoking. After Life. What you did-- you're a hero. Every day, she's reckoning with the horror of her son's crime, and worrying endlessly about his safety in prison. This American Life is produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago and delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange. Flake and I talked about that moment on the phone. And I know this is just daily life in our totally divided country these days, but can I say, for me-- again, for me-- of all the moments we've had these last few years where red America and blue America look at the exact same event and come to radically different conclusions-- to me, this one feels the worst. I appreciate what you all did this week. This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. I got the impression of sort of a kid who was in a situation he didn't know how to handle. 728. SPEDIZIONE GRATUITA su ordini idonei And I want people to know-- they assume that if you're involved in a heinous crime like that, that you're a monster. They're stopping senators as they move through the halls-- sometimes chanting, sometimes telling horrific, very personal stories of sexual assault. Compra This Happy Life: a novel. Or you can just Google or just get it wherever you get your podcasts. Random bit players keep popping out to cast liberal spells. The house had a flagpole in the front and a hammock out back. Sven had hoped that talking about the trial might help. All these famous people keep popping into the trailer. Think about it. But in the jury chambers, there was a very different feel. It's the weirdest niche. I'm a filmmaker. The call for bipartisanship is drowned out by calls for Cardi B. That Flake had invited himself, along with Coons, to the Global Citizen Concert at The Great Lawn in Central Park, broadcast live on MSNBC. Marilyn was seated behind the bar. And I couldn't match her message. I can't think of a bluer place, to be honest-- a more on-the-nose location for the hashtag resistance. And I even began several letters that never went anywhere. And then since that hearing, we've had this week of waiting for the FBI report, which held us all for a week in that same state of agitation and disbelief-- Republican disbelief at the Democrats, Democrats' disbelief at the Republicans. Today's program, "The Unhappy Deciders"-- stories of people who are saddled with difficult, momentous decisions to make-- decisions that will determine someone's fate for the rest of their life, decisions that weigh on them. And she was with him in the days before and after the Kavanaugh hearing, watching what he was going through and talking to him about how he made his choices. Our senior producer is Brian Reed. It became extremely hard for me to concentrate at work. And he explained his job-- how it works. "I felt guilty," he told the reporter, "and sad, and a little helpless. So if this can help any other case outside of Paul's, then we've served our purpose. A country that leads the world in trends, that gave birth to Google, and that introduced the world to Facebook. #FurerGroup #NewYear #Holiday... Jump to. Sven, slumped in his chair, straightens up. First of all, I saw him shake his head no when asked about it by other reporters. Almost three million people currently identify as Native American — despite this, their place in both our history, and the modern day, is largely ignored. It's Robert Di Niro, who steps to Flake with a finger in his face, like a scene from Goodfellas. We like it. Forgot account? Do you think they know that you're going to vote for Kavanaugh? The last time Marilyn and Sven had been in the same room was 10 years ago, at the trial. But for Sven, the trial wasn't something you could put behind him at the crack of a gavel. Jetzt online entdecken. They were too polite to roll their eyes, but it sounded kind of, what, intellectually pretentious? Early in her career, Baez concentrated on traditional folksongs and ballads, and learned several songs from Library of Congress recordings in the AFC archive. It was so many hours. I don't know. As for Sven, after finally responding to Marilyn, he decided to send a letter of apology to Paul Storey. He gets me credentials, and I take him uptown. or. The This American Life app gives you access to the show's entire archive. In Deutschland wurde sie erstmals am 5. Furer Happy New Year 2021. Different. It finds that just 14% of American adults say they're very happy, down from 31% who said the same in 2018. And when we issue that opinion in, say, an unpopular case, we draw down on a capital of trust. For Sven, it didn't make sense. In other words, even though he'd been looking forward to being a juror, when he found himself in the jury room, Sven wasn't exactly Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men. (11 minutes) Song: “South Side Irish” by The Irish Choir. She was trying to hide it. And Paul Storey, who still was on death row, was never far from Sven's mind. Not Sven, though. Whatever you do, they say, in the end, you've got to come back to presumption of innocence. For over twenty years, listeners across the country (and around the world) have tuned in to hear Ira Glass and co. share stories, essays and insight into the world we live in. This is not a good process, but it's all we've got. Scopri Happy Life (America) di Alan Platter su Amazon Music. I didn't know what to say. He's got to go. Well, that's how it goes, he said. Sven settled in Olympia, Washington, to start his life over. It's just, there's so much pain in there, and-- I feel like I really wrecked things up. But he didn't. You did what you felt you had to do at the time. Fantastic I love This American Life so it's great to have access to old episodes. Do you think they know you're still a Republican? Act one of our program today was about a judge. And he was the kind of guy who avoided speaking up at all costs. But you came back. That's OK. She's in slacks, boots, and a cropped blazer, all in black. This is him being questioned in a Q&A back in 2010. So he comes back. And we'll just get right to it. Do you know anybody who didn't already know who they would believe, and who they would not? Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? Create New Account. I felt massive amounts of regret. The Reverend Al Sharpton catches him, like we're on a red carpet. And they have breakfast almost every week at the prayer breakfast. Our producer, Zoe Chace, has spent a lot of time with Jeff Flake over the last year. The first thing I want to talk about is the elevator. The jury had to decide between life imprisonment or the death penalty. OK, one more story. Jonathan Goldstein is the host of Heavyweight. Then the foreman announced the verdict, and I think his mother cried out. You don't usually think about what it does to the jurors. Oh, the articles-- there is a really good one in The Texas Tribune. But the more he read, the more shame he felt. Coming up, a total and complete amateur has to decide a death sentence. Sven went over to his parents' house, where he had dinner and drank scotch with his dad. Legends Rise . There's a moment of awe as we realize, one of us will have to write an opinion that commands the allegiance of the American people. Super Happy Fun America advocates on behalf of the straight community in order to build respect, inclusivity, equality, diversity, unity, solidarity, dignity, social mobility, empowerment, sustainability, justice, awareness, intersectionality, human rights, education, access, participation, dialogue, visibility, tolerance, and alliances with people from all walks of life. But what I don't understand is why Marilyn sent him the email in the first place. And he walked into the hearing to listen to Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, not sure what to do. Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father? New Haven -NH-Musician/Band. Why did you vote yes, I asked him? Sorry, I'm a little at a loss for words. That's great. What you should ask is whether the judge has the temperament, the commitment, the character, the learning. As you stand here today, Justice, a potential colleague is starting the confirmation process. Oh, What a Life von American Authors; Songtext kommentieren. We begin in order of seniority, from the most senior judge to the least senior. What have they done? The presence in your mind, the recurring thoughts about it-- can that go away? And I don't ever want you to feel that you did anything wrong. As he tells Marilyn what it was like to receive her email, he gazes down at his lap. When I read it, I'm expecting a grand gesture of forgiveness. First of all, I want to say I don't want you to feel shame, because my son was involved in a crime. The young man Sven saw in the courtroom appeared confused, in over his head, and remorseful. And then we're running across the 86th Street transverse. We're standing here, united for democracy. This is all happening because on my way back to New York from Washington on Saturday, I ran into Chris Coons on Amtrak. After work he'd come home, relax on the couch, and watch his legal dramas. And I sometimes have cases that are one-opera cases, sometimes two-opera cases. Because of a shortage of math and science teachers, New York City decided to import instructors from Austria. It was cast in stone. I do think it has the obligation to recognize the necessity of preserving the neutrality, and the independence, and the integrity of our court. Facebook. (used in greetings for special…. 15. Flake's stressing, gets up and makes a call. If you haven't heard Heavyweight, it's hosted by one of our regular contributors here, and a former producer of This American Life, Jonathan Goldstein. Just the day before, Flake and I got in an elevator on the other side of the building. And so really, as a jury, all we had to worry about was sentencing. B. Since the trial, Marilyn doesn't feel like the same person. And we were out of that courtroom fast. I need to apologize for not doing what I should have done to begin with, for not following my gut, for not trying. After the article was published, something else happened-- something Sven never expected or wanted. That's all I'm saying. Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other? I'm Jonathan. She had forgiven me. But then, in 2016, the year after Paul Storey's federal appeal had been denied, a reporter writing a series of articles about the judicial system approached Sven about his experience as a juror. No, never. Every time he and I play tennis, he makes me so mad the way he serves. Finding happiness is serious business. There is no aisle to stand in the middle of. He told me Flake was on the Acela right behind us. I seriously doubted that he would be a continuing threat to the prison community. He found an apartment for himself and his cat, Niku. He said, well, I have a rule like that when I write those briefs. He was satisfied with the FBI report. Everyone else was in favor of the death penalty. Katie Holmes and Suri. He had just released a statement saying he was going to vote for Kavanaugh. She sits on the end of the couch, next to an empty armchair, and tries to give me a sense of what her life was like before the trial. A year after the trial, and Sven's life had changed. Marilyn is tall and stately, with smiling eyes. Take this. Act One: What Do Arnold Schwarzenegger And Sigmund Freud Have In Common? Lift the Medium. And as even the most casual reader of the fundamentals of physics will tell you, an inert object will remain inert until it is acted upon by an external force. Turn on the TV and you'd see his tortured face. Kennedy, of course, is the retiring judge whose seat Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for, the swing vote on the Supreme Court for years. (18 minutes), “Everybody's Gonna Be Happy” by The Kinks, Thomas Beller tells the story of how we go from innocently amusing ourselves, to less innocent activities—all in the pursuit of happiness. Matt Fritsch. He dragged his decisions down to the wire over and over. Do you have something you can say to women right now, and the survivors? And let's say it's five to four. I don't know how to answer that question. Musician/Band. An online site, "Support the heroes who convinced Flake," raised over $30,000 in a couple days. Because I'm just like, what just happened? He talked to lawyers, going over what was said. When they actually gave the sentence-- the death penalty-- I thought I had died. And I even had a family member where-- Paul is the cause of all of this. Und total einfach zu lernen. And I would just urge my colleagues to recognize that, in the end, we are 21 very imperfect senators trying to do our best to provide advice and consent. I believe bad people should be punished in that way, or could be punished in that way. I don't know if this tells us anything profound about Anthony Kennedy or the Supreme Court, but it's just fun to hear how he talks about this. And so, for the first time, he opened up about his feelings. Con John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Carmen Ejogo, Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels. And then both witnesses were so emotionally raw that even watching it was emotional. Long term, look what it does to the institution, it's just horrible. Musician/Band. Jeff, here. One Man's Treasure Is Another Man's Trash, When Happiness Hurtles Downward Like Rain From Heaven, “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by BJ Thomas. It just floored me. I know it's because they want the midterms, and this, and that. And knowing that there is that forgiveness-- it felt so weird, like it wasn't something I could completely understand. So thank you so much for listening to women. There's no value to reaching across the aisle, he says. You just lifted it. If you ask what makes a good judge, you're going to get an autobiography, so you have to be careful about that. The framers knew that. ADVERTISEMENT . I think because the original hearing itself with Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh-- the testimony was just so long. So he doesn't know what Marilyn knows, which is the chain of events that his article set in motion. I wasn't at peace with where I was. Do you believe them? We have a moment to sit down. Preserving the integrity of the process on the Senate Judiciary Committee is a much less romantic story than the one about two survivors of sexual assault changing a senator's mind at the last second. He had just stood me up for an interview. I thought, I am doing the wrong thing. But just to explain-- because I think you can't understand what happens at the end with Jeff Flake unless you know what happens here-- the night after the Ford-Kavanaugh testimony, Thursday night, Flake stays up all night, freaking out over what to do. Jump to. I'm Ira Glass. "Do you think we can bring this country together?" It was very surprising. After losing her job, Marilyn then lost her house. Though the Court of Criminal Appeals still has to make a final ruling, Storey's lawyers are hopeful-- and so is Marilyn. Good morning. I've heard of him. I don't know if he wants to wait in a taxi line. No. You were there. But even in moments like this one, there are people who haven't picked a side. But he gets the people to sit down, and talk, and hash things out. We rely on you. I mean, I didn't think he would be a danger to the prison community. referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 9362-48439-1 I just got this album from Amazon and I'm very satisfied with the quality. Juni 2014, 21:58. Their words have now reverberated around this country. Later, he explained what was going through his head. Jeff Flake's face can be a little deceiving. And there's an app which enables you to listen to all of it- whenever you like. Hi, Sven. How could she, of all people, forgive him for something he couldn't forgive himself for? So eventually he just stopped. The Shawnee Trace Project. Flake had declared that he would be voting for Kavanaugh's nomination. He made a wrong choice. The case was The State of Texas versus Paul David Storey. I reached Chris Coons that afternoon. From WBEZ Chicago, it's This American Life. It was there that he learned that, eight years earlier, he had misunderstood a key part of the jury instructions. Look, Jeff and I both went to the same place, and read the same report. Literally no organization in the world asks Black Americans this question: "How is your life going?" 2252 en parlen. At 27, Sven was the youngest juror by several years. That's why my recording isn't as clear as what you heard on CNN. This American Life (TAL) is an American weekly hour-long radio program produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media and hosted by Ira Glass. Soon Coons and Flake are rushed towards the stage, continuing to be mobbed by the Hollywood resistance. The meeting begins. She tells him that had he in fact voted against the death penalty at her son's trial, these attempts at reform might never have happened. Coons thought the FBI report was a disgrace, basically. I ask Marilyn if she remembers a juror by the name of Sven Berger. Sven was certain that Paul Storey should be punished, but he didn't think he should be put to death. Sorry." I thought incorrectly, essentially. And we just know that we're all watching and hoping that you make the right decision for the country. For years, legal advocates had wanted to bring a bill before the legislature that would clarify the instructions. As soon as Flake voted Friday, he fled the Capitol. Un peso o un'opportunità? It was a three six-pack brief. That's not the way I'd considered myself, or my actions in any way. And incredibly, sometimes, those people are the ones who have to decide. "I know this is a really sensitive and deeply personal issue," it reads, "and I hope I'm not being too forward." Though its been running for several decades, we did our best to pick the best This American Life episod… She just wanted them to see him as something other than a monster. She says that everyone's passed judgment on Paul, written him off as worthless and un-redeemable. To commemorate This American Life's 25th year, Ira Glass collected a few of his favorite episodes. I prayed for Dr. Ford and her family. In 2008, Sven received a letter for jury duty. Musician/Band. The thing that's hardest, though, is how the people who remain-- the people closest to her-- now look upon her son. Like most, when I appeared for jury duty, I prayed for dismissal. I've seen him confronted by protesters over the health care bill, the tax vote, the Dreamers. Happy Days ist eine US-amerikanische Fernsehserie, die ihre Erstausstrahlung am 15. You know, I think probably so. But Marilyn never mentions forgiveness-- never even uses the word. Sven physically shrinks from the word hero. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. I don't know, some cookies. I don't want to write a letter that's trying to make me feel better. No one else could put him in the room that night. Every year, the Emerald Society, an association of Irish Chicago police officers, flies in policemen from New York City for Chicago's two big St. Patrick's Day Parades. Darren Aronofsky yells to them, "I'm a film maker. Dropping amid ongoing political and cultural tumult and turmoil, Childish Gambino’s “This is America” appears to be a commentary on black life in America and American culture as a They'd have to start the whole process over again with a new jury. People who put together today's show include Zoe Chace, Dana Chivvis, Neil Drumming, Damian Grave, David Kestenbaum, Anna Martin, Miki Meek, Nadia Reiman, Robyn Semien, Alissa Shipp, Lilly Sullivan, Christopher Swetala, Matt Tierney, and Julie Whitaker. Paul Storey is still on death row, and Sven still can't reverse the sentence. I totally understood. Essere genitori oggi. I have offered him my email address, as well as my phone number, with no reply.". or. So Happy To See This! But I thought juries were interesting-- the idea of judging your peers right or wrong. Stories of people pursuing happiness, and sometimes, achieving it. It provides a comfortable hole to hide in, away from the judgment of others. I think that will all go away if I do. Storey's trial lasted two weeks, and would have felt familiar to anyone who watches TV courtroom dramas. Which statement from "I Have a Dream" expresses the bleak history of African Americans in the United States? I'm going to go ahead and say bipartisan, in New York, means you agree with the Democrats. It was terrible. They wore "be a hero" T-shirts, and "I believe women" T-shirts. Log In. Seek Out a Life Coach A life coach will help you to evaluate your life and why you're not feeling happy in it. It feels good, for once, to be popular. And the premise of the show is that each episode, people come to Jonathan with something in their life that they want to fix, they want to deal with, they want to make right with another person. "It should go without saying," the prosecutor announced to Sven and the other jurors, "that all of Jonas's family and everyone who loved him believe the death penalty is appropriate.". Marilyn and I have been talking for about an hour and a half when the front desk phones. And it was at the end of the day. Marilyn explains to Sven that with him, and the things he'd said in the article, they had finally found that person. If you do that, you'll lose. Accessibility Help.