Law

Tony Lagouranis: "Fear Up Harsh" (NAL Caliber)

June 5, 2007

A U.S. military interrogator offers a first hand account of his experience in Iraq, the brutal methods he and others routinely employed, and why he came to believe U.S interrogation tactics fail both morally and strategically.

News Roundup - Hour 1

June 1, 2007

A panel of journalists discusses the week's top news stories.

Frank Abagnale: "Stealing Your Life" (Broadway)

May 21, 2007

Why identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and how to protect yourself.

Don Cheadle & John Prendergast: "Not On Our Watch" (Hyperion)

May 2, 2007

Human rights activist John Pendergrast and actor Don Cheadle write about their work to alert the world about the genocide in Darfur. They share what they've learned from visiting the region and offer advice on how to help end the mass...

Virginia Tech Shootings

April 17, 2007

Diane and her guests talk about the latest information on the deadly shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: the university police and administration's handling of the two attacks, what is known about the shooter...

Michael Wallis: "Billy the Kid" (Norton)

March 20, 2007

The fact and fiction behind Billy the Kid - one of the nation's most notorious outlaws.

Cullen Thomas: "Brother One Cell" (Viking)

March 19, 2007

At age 23, Cullen Thomas was arrested in Seoul and sentenced to three-and-one-half years in prison for smuggling hashish into the country. He provides a view of South Korean society few Americans will ever see and describes how his...

Elliot Jaspin: "Buried in the Bitter Waters" (Basic Books)

March 15, 2007

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist tells the hidden and horrific stories of whites in counties in the American South and Midwest who banded together to force blacks to flee their homes in the decades following the Civil War.

Joshua Key: "The Deserter's Tale" (Atlantic Monthly Press)

March 13, 2007

A U.S. Army deserter and Canadian refugee applicant talks about how he crossed the line in Iraq and why he won't return.

Ken Alder: "The Lie Detectors" (Free Press)

March 8, 2007

The polygraph machine seeks to separate the truth from lies. But the answers it gives are inadmissible in court, and those who know how can easily trick the machine. The origins of the lie detector and what its use reveals about both...

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