Law

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)

March 12, 2008

The Pennsylvania Republican joins us to discuss his book, "Never Give In: Battling Cancer - and Politicians - in the Senate." He also shares his views on the presidential campaign, civility in American politics and the Senate's agenda.

Binka Le Breton: "The Greatest Gift" (Doubleday)

February 26, 2008

In 2005 an American nun was murdered in the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil. For forty years she worked on behalf of the poor, the landless, and the forest. The life and death of Sister Dorothy Stang.

Antonio Skarmeta: "The Dancer and the Thief" (Norton)

February 25, 2008

One of the most widely-read Latin American novelists presents his latest work of fiction. It's a tragicomic tale of love and politics, poetry and dance, hope and despair against post-Pinochet Chile.

George "Woody" Clarke: "Justice and Science" (Rutgers)

February 21, 2008

How DNA evidence became the most important crime-fighting tool since the fingerprint.

New Evidence on JFK Assassination

February 21, 2008

Recently released documents and artifacts related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy raise new questions about his murder. Historians weigh in on unanswered questions about the killing of JFK.

U.S. Conference of Mayors

January 24, 2008

Three mayors discuss this week's meeting in Washington and how they and other mayors are taking on national challenges at the local level - from the mortgage crisis to climate change to immigration.

Seth Shulman: "The Telephone Gambit" (Norton)

January 17, 2008

Alexander Graham Bell is best remembered as the father of the telephone. But a science journalist found evidence that the credit actually belongs to a lesser known inventor. He presents the surprising story behind one of history’s most...

Michael Wallis: "Billy the Kid" (Norton) (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2007

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

Carolyn Jessop: "Escape" (Broadway)

December 17, 2007

Carolyn Jessop was once a member of a radical polygamist religious sect. She talks about her life as the fourth wife of a man decades older than her, living under the same roof as his other wives and children, and what spurred her to...

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

December 12, 2007

New Supreme Court rulings boost judge discretion in considering federal sentencing guidelines, while the U.S. Sentencing Commission has moved to reduce dramatic guideline disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses. But only...

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