Episode 152: Bush Heavy | Pedro Espada, Jr. and the Terri Schiavo Case


December 7th, 2022

1 hr 25 mins 16 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Tina and Hillary cover former New York senator, Pedro Espada, Jr. and the Terri Schiavo Case.

Tina’s Story
Pedro Espada served in the NY Senate beginning in 1993. But when his high rolling lifestyle doesn’t match up to a civil servant’s pay, an investigation is launched.

Hillary’s Story
Terri Schiavo’s suffered a massive heart attack at just 27 years old. BUT the politics of the case led to a nationwide debate that ends up before SCOTUS.

Tina's Story
Bronx Times
After over 30 years, Soundview Health Center is gone--by David Cruz

Buffalo News
For Espada, new problems surface as federal investigation begins--by Tom Precious

New York Daily News
Crooked ex-state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. sentenced to 5 years in prison for embezzlement--By John Marzulli

New York State Attorney General
Attorney General Cuomo Charges Pedro Espada Jr. And 19 Executives With Looting His Bronx Not-for-profit

The New York Times
Espada and Son Plead Not Guilty to Embezzling From Health Network--by Nicolas Confessore and Colin Moynihan
Espada Sentenced to 5 Years for Stealing From Nonprofit--by Mosi Secret
Seven House Primaries Among Most Visible Races in New York Region

Times Union
Espada is back in NY after stepping over line in Penn.--by Rick Karlin

United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of New York
Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. Sentenced To Five Years’ Imprisonment

The Wall Street Journal
Landlords Stand by Espada--by Eliot Brown

Pedro Espada Jr.

Pedro Espada, Jr.--by Matt Ryan CC BY-SA 3.0
Espada on Senate Floor--screenshot of NYSenate via YouTube
Soundview Healthcare Network--via CBS News

Hillary's Story
ABC News
Terri Schiavo Timeline

Terri Schiavo has died

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
The Terri Schiavo Saga: The Making of a Tragedy and Lessons Learned

NBC News
Ten Years After Terri Schiavo, Death Debates Still Divide Us: Bioethicist--by Arthur Caplan

The New York Times
From Private Ordeal to National Fight: The Case of Terri Schiavo--by Clyde Haberman

Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’--by Michael Kruse

Tampa Bay Times
How Terri Schiavo’s final days divided her family, Florida and the world--by Tom Zucco, Jamie Thompson, William R. Levesque, Kelley Benham, Leonora LaPeter Anton, Thomas French

Time Magazine
How Terri Schiavo Shaped the Right-to-Die Movement

Terri Schiavo Case

Terri Schivao--from the Schindler family via The New Yorker
Terri Schiavo, in a PVS, with her mother--by Matt May via Time Magazine
Terri Schiavo Brain Scan: On the Left is CT scan of normal brain; Right: Schiavo's 2002 CT scan showing loss of brain tissue--via Fair Use
Right to Life Supporter--by AP via Tampa Bay Times

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