The Missouri Death Penalty Controversy And Voter ID In Kansas

Jan 21, 2014

Will Missouri inmates on death row face death by firing squad someday? After a recent debacle in a Ohio execution and shortages of lethal injection drugs, legislators are considering alternative methods.

Host Brian Ellison talks to death penalty opponents. Later, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will discuss voter identification laws.   


  • Mary Sloan, executive director of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  • Cathleen Burnett, professor emeritus at UMKC and chair of the Kansas City Chapter of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
  • Paul Litton, law professor at the University of Missouri and co-chair of the Missouri Death Penalty Assessment team
  • Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State