Crime

Trayvon Martin and Race Relations in America

March 26, 2012

On Friday President Obama said, "If i had a son, he’d look like Trayvon." Though the President didn’t specifically mention race in his comments, race has been the discussion since the death of the Florida teenager made news...

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2011

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features a middle-aged investigative journalist and a youthful computer hacker struggling with personal demons. It is the first book of a Scandinavian crime fiction trilogy by Stieg Larsson. He died four...

Child Sex Abuse

December 14, 2011

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky waives his right to a preliminary hearing: The latest in the child sex abuse case and its broader implications.

Presidential Pardons

December 5, 2011

Past presidential pardons have raised questions about fairness and secrecy. A new analysis of how pardons are decided and how bias and politics influence the process.

The Penn State Case, Sexual Abuse and Children

November 8, 2011

Two Penn State administrators face charges of failure to report alleged sexual abuse of boys. Legal requirements when abuse is suspected and what help is available for victims.

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

November 2, 2011

The Constitution Today: The 4th Amendment protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures. How modern technology is testing its boundaries.

Implications of Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot

October 13, 2011

The U.S. calls for further isolation of Tehran following an alleged plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington. Escalating tensions between Iran and the West.

State Action on Illegal Immigration

October 5, 2011

There is an exodus going on from the state of Alabama. The country’s strictest immigration law went into effect over the weekend. Among other things, it is the first state law to require schools to check the status of children...

Joel Brenner: "America the Vulnerable"

October 3, 2011

These days, spies can operate remotely from anywhere in the world over cyberspace. Operatives have already shown their ability to penetrate power plants, steal submarine technology, rob banks, and invade the Pentagon's secret...

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 2, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama appointed a labor economist to replace Austan Goolsbee ahead of next week's address to Congress on jobs; GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman unveiled his jobs plan; and several states tried to recover from one of the top ten natural disasters in U.S. history.

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