Executions and death sentences reached historic lows this year, a trend that was on pace even before COVID-19 brought most trials and executions to a halt. We speak with the director of the Death Penalty Information Center, which just released its annual report. And, even people who portray Santa are finding creative ways to connect with others safely during the pandemic. Tom Carmody, a Santa in Colorado, joins us. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 16, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on December 16, 2020.