Crime

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.

New Efforts To Limit NSA Surveillance Powers

November 27, 2013

A Senate committee bill permits the NSA to continue its dragnet approach to surveillance. But many argue routine record collection should be outlawed. Diane and her guests discuss the limits of privacy, liberty and national security.

Fiftieth Anniversary Of President Kennedy's Assassination

Fiftieth Anniversary Of President Kennedy's Assassination

November 21, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its impact on American history.

John Grisham: "Sycamore Row"

November 13, 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.

Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

October 7, 2013

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

October 3, 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.

Juan Gabriel Vasquez: "The Sound Of Things Falling"

September 23, 2013

A new novel set in Colombia explores what happens when an entire nation is gripped by fear. How Colombia's brutal drug wars alter a generation - and how a nation reclaims its soul.

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