death penalty http://wrkf.org en Missouri Execution Stalled Over Lethal Drugs In Short Supply http://wrkf.org/post/missouri-execution-stalled-over-lethal-drugs-short-supply A few years ago, Missouri, like other states, was having trouble finding lethal execution drugs. Europe was balking, and U.S. drug manufacturers didn't want a part of it.<p>So Missouri turned to a place called a compounding pharmacy to make up the needed drugs based on the ingredients. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:54:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 22745 at http://wrkf.org Is The Death Penalty Dying A Slow Death? http://wrkf.org/post/death-penalty-dying-slow-death This week, the state of Louisiana delayed the execution of Christopher Sepulvado, who was convicted of killing his 6-year-old stepson more than two decades ago.<p>Sepulvado&#8217;s lawyers argued that the two drugs that Louisiana officials wanted to use to put Sepulvado to death would violate his eighth amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment.<p>There&#8217;s a shortage of drugs used for capital punishment, and it&#8217;s leading some states to consider bringing back the electric chair or the firing squad.<p><em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jer Sat, 08 Feb 2014 16:50:20 +0000 editor 22339 at http://wrkf.org Insight: Louisiana's Abortion Rules, Execution Method in Limbo http://wrkf.org/post/insight-louisianas-abortion-rules-execution-method-limbo <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-245fe582-0c41-7f0b-5ce3-e02a92844ad8" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">There were developments related to two hot-button issues this week in Louisiana: abortion and the death penalty. </span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:25:16 +0000 Amy Jeffries & Melinda Deslatte 22271 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: YDOA President Rod Snyder, Defense Lawyer John DiGiulio, Minister Nathan Ryan http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-ydoa-president-rod-snyder-defense-lawyer-john-digiulio-minister-nathan-ryan <p>Jim has a chat with Rod Snyder, President of Young Democrats of America, about the Obama Presidency, and the GOP's hopes of re-taking the White House in 2016.</p><p>Local criminal defense attorney John DiGiulio&nbsp;discusses the death penalty in Louisiana.</p><p>A visit with Nathan Ryan, who is about to be ordained as a minister of the Unitarian church, something that doesn't happen frequently in Baton Rouge.</p><p><em> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:29:23 +0000 Jim Engster 6341 at http://wrkf.org