Crime

Genetics and Criminal Behavior

June 23, 2011

Forensic researchers are taking another look at controversial claims about the role of genetics in criminal behavior. We discuss the ethical and policy implications.

David Willman: "The Mirage Man"

David Willman: "The Mirage Man"

June 20, 2011

David Willman's new book investigates the developments surrounding the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. The first complete story of the attacks and what they have meant for America.

John A. Farrell: "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned"

June 16, 2011

In the early decades of the 20th century, Clarence Darrow took on big, lost, unpopular causes -- murders, anarchists, the innocent and the guilty. Biographer, John Farrell, explores the life of America's best known defense attorney who forged the heroic archetype of the American lawyer.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

May 27, 2011

President Obama wrapped up a tour of Europe. He made stops in Ireland, Britain and France, where he attended the G-8 summit. The G-8 nations pledged billions of dollars in aid to budding Arab democracies. Israel's prime minister gave little ground in a speech to the U.S. Congress. He called on Palestinian leaders to accept a Jewish state. Egypt said former President Mubarak would face trial in connection with the deaths of protesters And Serbia captured Europe’s most-wanted war criminal, Ratko Mladich.

Overcrowded Prisons and Public Safety

May 25, 2011

California may be forced to release thousands of felons to reduce overcrowding: What this week's Supreme Court decision could mean for prison populations and public safety.

The Crackdown on Insider Trading

May 16, 2011

The founder of one of the world's largest hedge funds was convicted on 14 counts of insider trading. The message for Wall Street - and Main Street - investors.

James Stewart: "Tangled Webs"

April 26, 2011

What Martha Stewart, Bernie Madoff, Barry Bonds and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby have in common. An exploration of perjury and false statements.

Use and Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

April 21, 2011

Americans are abusing prescription painkillers in record numbers. Understanding the scope of the epidemic and new efforts to control the use of addictive pain medication.

Rachel Lloyd:  "Girls Like Us"

Rachel Lloyd: "Girls Like Us"

April 7, 2011

British-born Rachel Lloyd found herself spiraling into a life of torment and abuse. She ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation, until she broke free of the street and her pimp thanks to the help of a local church. She talks with Diane about developing non-profit programs to help girls and young women who have experienced sexual exploitation and domestic traficking.

America's Shrinking Cities

March 28, 2011

New census results show Detroit has lost twenty-five percent of its population over the last decade. It's one of many cities adjusting to fewer residents. Diane and her guests discuss the reasons for the loss in population and the...

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