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Blog Talk Radio's Hope42Day interviews Attorney John Swomley and Bernard "Bee" Baran

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Hope42Day interviews authors, musicians, artists, inspirationalists and "Hope Ambassadors" from across the globe. Please join us Tuesday, October 12 from 4:00-4:30pm CST when host Lynn Kindler interviews (advocate) Attorney John Swomley and (Victim) Bernard "Bee" Baran. John G. Swomley is an experienced trial and appellate attorney concentrating in criminal and civil litigation. He has been in private practice since leaving the Brooklyn Public Defenders Office in 1992.In June, 2007, John succeeded in winning a new trial motion for Bernard Baran, an innocent man wrongfully incarcerated for over 22 years. Since that time, John has participated in various conferences and panel discussions educating others on how to effectively argue non-DNA innocence cases. While practically everyone knows about McMartin and some of the other day-care-panic cases of the 80s, few have heard of Bernard Baran, the first day-care worker convicted. Baran — a working-class gay man from Pittsfield, Massachusetts and an aide at Pittsfield’s Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) — was arrested on October 6, 1984 and charged with sexually assaulting two 3-year-olds. He was then 19 years old. He is now 42. Please join us for what promises to be a very informative and enlightening show!

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