Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Gus Kenworthy is one of the most decorated freeskiers in the world, he has collected four straight AFP (Association Of Freeskiing Professionalsoverall titles and an Olympic silver medal in slopestyleAs a member of the inaugural U.S. Olympic slopestyle team, Gus crushed the Russian slopestyle course and toke home the silver medal in Sochi. Gus and his fellow teammates would go on to sweep the podium for the USA which was only the third U.S. podium sweep in Winter Olympic Games history. While in Sochi, Gus also made headlines by adopting a family of stray dogs he met on the streets of the Olympic town and now once again has created a buzz by coming out as the first openly gay athlete in the world of action sports!  Gus joins me in studio today to talk all about his decision to come out and the importance of living your life openly. You can also follow Gus on twitter & Instagram.

Erin Murphy is a professor at the NYU School of Law and a nationally recognized expert in forensic DNA typing whose work has been cited multiple times by the Supreme Court.  However, in her new book Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA she exposes the dark side of forensic DNA testing, and details among other things, how little oversight there is for crime labs across the country which can lead to inconsistent results that can make all the difference in a trail.  Erin joins me today in studio to talk all about the problems associated with our criminal justice system’s overreliance on forensic DNA. You can also follow Erin on twitter.

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