District Attorney Larry Krasner Download

00:58 Download April 30th, 2021

Troy and Thomasine are joined by District Attorney Larry Krasner as they talk about his campaign for re-election and the continued changes needed to be made in Philadelphia.

Larry Krasner was born in 1961 in St. Louis, the son of a World War II veteran father and minister mother. After attending public schools in St. Louis and the Philadelphia area, Larry earned degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School with the help of student loans and scholarships.

While at Stanford, rather than focusing on corporate law, Larry worked for indigenous rights, homeless people, and the poor, in criminal matters. After graduating in 1987, he received several job offers from prosecutors’ offices around the country, but instead chose to return to Philadelphia to work as a public defender.

In 1993, Larry started his own law practice in Center City specializing in criminal defense and civil rights. Since then, he has tried thousands of cases in criminal and civil court and represented countless defendants and filed more than 75 civil rights lawsuits against the police for corruption and physical abuse.

Larry stands up for immigration, disability and gay rights, as well as the right to free speech. He has defended, normally at no cost, protesters at RNC 2000 and DNC 2016, members of ACT UP, Black Lives Matter, Casino-Free Philadelphia, DACA Dreamers, Decarcerate PA, Earth Quaker Action Team, Heeding God’s Call, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Occupy Philly and Reclaim Philadelphia, advocates of public school funding and opponents of the death penalty.

During his first term as District Attorney, Larry has supported victims, he has exonerated the innocent, and he has held police accountable. He has reduced future years of incarceration and supervision while helping to drop the jail population. He has focused on the most serious crimes in Philadelphia while working with leaders to address the root causes of violence. He has kept kids out of adult court and kept them home. And he has fought against the powerful, like drug companies and those who steal from workers.

Larry lives in Philadelphia with his wife of 33 years.

Next Episodes

Peace Rally

00:56 Download March 4th, 2022

Interview With Dr. Yates

00:56 Download February 25th, 2022

Black History Month Part 2

00:57 Download February 11th, 2022

Black History Month Part 1

00:56 Download February 4th, 2022

Snowy Friday

00:53 Download January 28th, 2022

Podcasts you may like

Life’s A Gamble

Melvin ‘Prince’ Johnakin hosts an electrifying new talk show that will revolutionize the airwaves, ‘Life’s A Gamble.’ A man of many titles — author, activist, business owner, political strategist, and […]

Play Latest (June 10th)

1 episodes

Marconi Audio

Play Latest (May 31st)

2 episodes

The Empowered Homeowner with Beth Allen

Nailing Homeownership with Humor and Heart The Empowered Homeowner with Beth Allen gives beginner homeowners the tools to be smart, capable and confident as they manage the biggest investment of […]

Play Latest (June 11th)

1 episodes

Jewish Perspectives on the News and Politics with Burt Siegel

This program will not hold back on what the host and his guests believe is wrong with an American society in which anti-Jewish sentiments as well as racism have become too often tolerated, where cooperation across party lines is treated as treachery, where immigrants and refugees are seen as a threat to the “American Way of Life” and the gap between the ultra wealthy and the average American is ever widening. While it will reflect the values of Judaism and the Democratic party all are welcomed to share their thoughts regarding how we can achieve the dream of what our nation aspires to be about.

Play Latest (June 11th)

5 episodes

The Maria Liberati Show

Embark on a multi-course journey for the soul! The Maria Liberati Show..where food meets art, travel, and life!” takes you beyond the plate, weaving together threads of delectable dishes, artistic […]

Play Latest (June 8th)

6 episodes