Law

Tom Gjelten: "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba" (Viking)

September 8, 2008

Bacardi rum was once synonymous with Cuba. But after Castro's rise to power, the Bacardi family went into exile and moved its operations off of the island. Today, they own one of the world's largest family-owned spirit companies in the...

Abbe Smith: "Case of a Lifetime" (Palgrave Macmillan)

August 18, 2008

DNA evidence has helped free thousands of wrongly incarcerated individuals, but faulty eyewitness accounts and a lack of genetic evidence leave many innocent people behind bars.A criminal attorney describes how she helped free a woman...

"As We Forgive" (Rebroadcast)

August 10, 2008

How a graduate film student stumbled upon her thesis topic on a church trip to Rwanda, told the ongoing story of reconciliation between killers and the families of genocide victims, and won a student Academy Award. Plus, a look at a new...

"As We Forgive"

August 7, 2008

How a graduate film student stumbled upon her thesis topic on a church trip to Rwanda, told the ongoing story of reconciliation between killers and the families of genocide victims, and won a student Academy Award. Plus, a look at a new...

Kate Brennan: "In His Sights" (Harper)

August 6, 2008

A stalking victim shares her story of a romance gone bad and how she copes with a life on the run.

Daniel Gardner: "The Science of Fear" (Dutton)

August 5, 2008

Humans today are living longer than ever before. But worries about terrorism, food safety, and random violence, to name but a few, leave many in a perpetual state of fear. Journalist Daniel Gardner examines what the latest brain research...

Victoria Nourse: "In Reckless Hands" (Norton)

July 29, 2008

During the 1920 and 1930s, ten of thousands of men and women were involuntarily sterilized. Author and lawyer Victoria Nourse examines the often overlooked part of American history when a majority of states passed sterilization laws and...

Gays in the Military

July 24, 2008

Congress Wednesday held the first hearing on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy since it was instituted 15 years ago. Some Democrats envision a major push to repeal the underlying law next year. A look at the policy's role in...

Guantanamo Prosecutions

July 22, 2008

The first military trial of a terrorism suspect at Guantanamo began Monday and the judge threw out some evidence against Osama bin Laden's former driver, Salim Hamdan, that had been collected through harsh interrogation techniques. Also...

Linda Mills: "Violent Partners" (Basic Books)

July 1, 2008

Domestic violence affects millions of Americans every year. An expert on the subject discusses why victims of abuse remain in violent relationships and what steps can be taken to end the cycle of abuse.

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