Crime

Prisoner Release Programs and Public Safety

March 8, 2010

Across the country, states have dealt with budget pressures by reducing their prison populations. But early release and expanded parole programs have put more convicted felons back on the streets, fueling growing controversy and concerns...

A Discussion About The Death Penalty

February 18, 2010

A majority of Americans believe in the death penalty for convicted murderers. But the number of executions in the U-S is dwindling and cash-strapped states are re-considering the cost of sentencing prisoners to death. Diane and her...

News Roundup - Hour 1

February 12, 2010

A new poll shows Americans increasingly dissatisfied and angry with the federal government, the Northeast digs out from record snowfall, and the Fed hints at raising interest rates. The stories behind the news of the week. A panel of...

News Roundup - Hour 2

February 5, 2010

China threatens to retaliate against U.S. companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan; India offers to resume high-level talks with Pakistan; and an Iraqi court allows hundreds of banned candidates to participate in upcoming elections. A...

Implications of a Global Black Market for Botox

January 27, 2010

One of the world's deadliest poisons is the key ingredient in the popular anti-aging drug, Botox. The emerging global black market for Botox and growing concerns the toxin in the drug could be used in a bioterrorism attack.

Targeted Assassinations in the War Against Al Qaeda

January 21, 2010

The Obama administration has accelerated the use of drones for targeted assassinations in the war against Al Qaeda. Moral and legal issues surrounding the use of lethal covert action.

Wildlife Trade

January 12, 2010

The lucrative and illegal business of wildlife trafficking. An expose of the world's most notorious wildlife dealer and what's being done to fight this illicit trade.

Controversy Over Sending Guantanamo Detainees to Illinois

December 17, 2009

The Obama administration wants to move many of the Guantanamo Bay detainees to a maximum security prison in Illinois. Why the plan is stirring controversy on the right and the left and the latest on efforts to close Guantanamo Bay.

9/11 Terror Suspects on Trial

November 16, 2009

Analysis of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to prosecute the alleged masterminds of the September 11 attacks in a civilian court in New York, while suspects in the bombing of the USS Cole will be tried before a military commission.

Christopher Andrew: "Defend the Realm" (Knopf)

November 10, 2009

A leading historian of intelligence presents the first authorized history of the British Secret Service MI5.

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