Airs Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM on 90.3 WCPN
Ancient Israel’s most illustrious war hero, poet and ruler is charged with heinous crimes.
Guilty or Not Guilty? You decide!
Kol Halev presents:
The People versus King David, A Trial and Panel Discussion
From his unexpected defeat of Goliath, the poet David rose to become one of the ancient Israelites’ most beloved rulers. Renowned as a fearless military leader, a unifying political ruler, and composer of many psalms in the Hebrew Bible, his career was also rife with rumors of sexual scandal, excessive bloodshed, and corruption.
Now charges have been brought! King David is accused of multiple counts of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. In a dramatic live courtroom battle, attorneys will grapple with issues of morality, law and power.
Presiding Judge: The Honorable Solomon Oliver Jr., Chief Judge
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Defense Attorney: Avery Friedman, civil rights attorney, Chief Counsel of The Fair Housing Council, and legal correspondent for CNN
Prosecuting Attorney: Geoffrey S. Mearns, Provost, Cleveland State University, and former Dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Bailiff / Moderator: Kevin McMunigal, Judge Ben C. Green Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Then you, the audience, will vote. What will the verdict be? And while your votes are counted, a panel of Cleveland’s most engaging clergy will bring a religious perspective to the difficult moral and ethical issues highlighted in the trial.
•Rabbi Steve Segar, Kol HaLev, Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community
•Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
•The Reverend Leah C. K. Lewis, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church