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Will A Drug Shortage Kill The Death Penalty?

Arkansas is racing to execute death row inmates before its supply of lethal drugs expires. The nationwide drug shortage has effectively put the U.S. death penalty on life support and sent many states in search of workarounds to complete executions. How much longer can the death penalty survive? Has the time come for the country to come to a consensus on capital punishment? Our guests are Nathan Smith, prosecuting attorney for Benton County, Arkansas, Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, Cassandra Stubbs, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project, and Chris McDaniel, investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News.

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