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BRATTLEBORO "Good Clash: Why Democracy Depends on Productive Disagreement" - a Series with Meg Mott: Today's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentation is "Thorny issue #2: Capital Punishment." In 1972, the Supreme Court struck down a set of convictions in Texas and Georgia, arguing that statutes that allowed for the death penalty violated the Cruel and Unusual Punishment clause in the Eighth Amendment. In 1976, they reversed that decision after 35 states rewrote their death penalty statutes. Since then, almost 1,500 people have been executed in the United States. Once again, we’ll consider arguments on both sides of the issue as well as the cognitive dissonance each exerts on the other. Meg Mott is Professor of Politics at Marlboro College. 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Mondays. Through Monday, May 6. $6 per lecture. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Julie Lavorgnia: 802-365-7278, www.learn.uvm.edu/program/osher-life-long-learning/olli-statewide/brattleboro.