On today’s Talkies, guest host Max Pringle speaks with legal scholar and author Kim Wehle about her new book “What You Need to Know About Voting and Why.” It’s a thorough examination of the American voting system, it’s vulnerabilities and what can be done to improve this critical piece of our democracy. It makes for required reading as we head toward the most important election in generations.

Then, Human Rights Watch’s China Director Sophie Richardson joins Max to discuss the draconian new security laws just passed in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong and the ongoing government crackdown on China’s Uighur Muslim minority.