Shocked by the story of a family friend, author Jon Krakauer began an exploration of why sexual assault is at once so prevalent and yet so unreported and not prosecuted.
His new book is “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.” In this talk he explains how what happens in Missoula, Montana is a template for our national failure to confront the epidemic of sexual assault.
Krakauer spoke with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds at Town Hall Seattle on February 24. Anna Tatistcheff recorded their conversation.
Please note, this recording contains unedited language of an adult nature.
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