William Adler, Writer
Host: David Inge
This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 11 am
In 1914, Joe Hill was convicted of murder in Utah and executed by a firing squad. The result was an international controversy. People around the world believed he was innocent, and that he had been convicted for just one reason--he was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. In a program from the archives, William Adler tells the story of Joe Hill, the songwriter who became an American labor icon. That’s the subject of his book "The Man Who Never Died."