Crime

Teju Cole: "Every Day Is For The Thief"

March 25, 2014

The story of a Nigerian-American doctor who returns to his native Lagos and rediscovers what he loves and hates about the city. The author of "Open City" on his new book and his experiments with photography and social media.

Changes In Prosecuting Military Sexual Assault

March 12, 2014

The Senate approves a bill to strengthen protections for military sexual assault victims. And a Fort Bragg judge refuses to dismiss sex assault charges against an Army general. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss new developments in how military sexual assault cases are handled.

The Loud Music Trial And Renewed Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws

The Loud Music Trial And Renewed Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws

February 18, 2014

A white Florida man was convicted of attempted murder for firing a gun at four African-American teenagers playing loud music. Diane and her guests discuss controversy over the jury's verdict and stand-your-ground laws across America.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

February 4, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose shocked us all. What’s behind the sharp rise in heroin use in the U.S. and debate over what to do about it.

Isabel Allende: "Ripper"

January 27, 2014

Best-selling author Isabel Allende is known for her historical fiction and magic realism. But her new novel is a thriller about a brilliant teenage sleuth who tracks a serial killer in San Francisco.

The Risks Of Credit And Debit Cards And How To Safeguard Consumers

The Risks Of Credit And Debit Cards And How To Safeguard Consumers

January 15, 2014

In the aftermath of a series of credit card breaches at major retailers, lawmakers call for a congressional inquiry. What stores and banks need to do to keep consumers' credit data safe.

Where Gun Control Efforts Stand Today

January 9, 2014

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was injured in a mass shooting in Arizona three years ago. But gun control efforts have stalled at the federal level. Where the debate stands today.

John Grisham: "Sycamore Row" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2013

John Grisham's latest novel is the long-awaited sequel to "A Time to Kill." It's a story about race and inheritance in a rural Mississippi town.

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2013

An estimated 20 million people are trafficked into prostitution or forced labor worldwide. A British survivor tells her story of how she was forced into the sex trade. A panel of guests discusses new efforts to combat modern slavery.

New State Laws On Juvenile Justice

December 5, 2013

In a reversal of the tough-on-crime legislation of the late 1980s and 1990s, 23 states have enacted laws that aim to keep juveniles out of adult prisons and court systems. A panel discusses a range of factors, including suicides by youths in adult jails as well as the cost of adult prisons, that have led to new legislation across the country.

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