Law

Azar Nafisi "Things I've Been Silent About"

January 5, 2009

In a follow-up to her international best-seller ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran,’ Azar Nafisi discusses growing up in Iran before the fall of the Shah, her family’s complicated personal and political history, and how the Islamic revolution...

News Roundup - Hour 1

December 12, 2008

The Friday News Roundup - The House agrees on an auto bailout plan but it faces stiff resistance from Senate Republicans. President-elect Obama names his energy and environmental teams. And the Illinois Attorney General threatens to have...

Corruption in Government

December 11, 2008

A discussion of recent political corruption cases in the news, including an update on the federal charges against Illinois Governor Blagojevich.

Closing Guantanamo

November 26, 2008

President-elect Obama has said he'll close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Our panel discusses the series of tough choices awaiting him on how to prosecute suspected terrorists and how to handle those who won't face trial.

The Presidential Transition Process

November 6, 2008

A look at the presidential transition process and how challenges facing the nation will affect the make-up of the new administration.

Guantanamo and the Uighurs

October 21, 2008

The government and defense attorneys for seventeen Guantanamo detainees clash over a federal judge's order to release the men into the United States. Why the U.S. has held these Uighur Muslims seven years and what the judge's order may...

The Allegations against ACORN

October 20, 2008

John McCain and other Republicans accuse the grass roots community organization ACORN of attempting to steal next month’s presidential election. The organization says it has helped register one-point-three million low-income, minority...

James Bamford: "The Shadow Factory" (Doubleday)

October 15, 2008

A national security expert explains how the power and scope of the National Security Agency has grown since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. He explores the loss of privacy and whether it has made American's safer.

David Iglesias: "In Justice" (Wiley) (Rebroadcast)

October 5, 2008

One of the seven federal prosecutors fired by the Justice Department in 2006 offers his side of the story.

Diane Hammond "Hannah's Dream" (Harper)

October 2, 2008

A novelist explains how she turned her experience working with the star of Free Willy – a killer whale named Keiko – into a story about an aging caretaker and his beloved elephant. A look at fair and humane treatment for captive...

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