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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
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#11: Willie McGee and The Traveling Electric Chair
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In 1945, Willie McGee was accused of raping a white woman. The all-white jury took less than three minutes to find him guilty and McGee was sentenced to death. Over the next six years, the case went through three trials and sparked international protests and appeals. But in 1951, McGee was put to death in Mississippi's traveling electric chair. His execution was broadcast live by a local radio station. Narrated by Bridgette McGee, this documentary follows a granddaughter's search for the truth.
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Rated 4 out of
Well presented podcast but it's very sad to hear someone sentenced to death. Sometimes innocent people get punished for the crime they did not commit.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of
I just want more!
I love the perspective that radio diaries offers. The podcasts really take you on a journey.
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of
It is updated ( seemingly) very
Infrequently but I love it!!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-28