Law

Bryan Burrough: "Public Enemies" (The Penguin Press)

July 29, 2004

Author Bryan Burrough talks about the infamous criminals of the 1930s -- Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and the like -- and about how J. Edgar Hoover's FBI took them on.

Robert Leuci: "All The Centurions" (William Morrow)

July 16, 2004

The former narcotics detective explains why he went undercover in the 1970s to expose the corruption and graft rampant in the New York City Police Department and the city's criminal justice system.

U.S. Sentencing Guidelines

July 15, 2004

The Supreme Court's "Blakely v. Washington" decision in June said that any factor used to determine a convicted person's prison sentence in Washington state must be admitted by the defendant or reviewed by a jury, not just a judge...

Reclassifying Security Information

June 28, 2004

Former FBI translator and interpreter Sibel Edmonds and the Project on Government Oversight have sued Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Justice Department for reclassifying national security information having to do with the FBI and...

Edna Buchanan: "Cold Case Squad" (Simon & Schuster)

June 25, 2004

She won a Pulitzer Prize for her police-beat reporting before becoming a best-selling novelist. Edna Buchanan presents her latest novel of suspense. It's the first in a new series revolving aorund four Miami police detectives who breathe...

Treatment of Prisoners

June 21, 2004

Diane and her guests discuss the latest revelations about the Abu Ghraib abuse investigations, conditions at the Guantanamo detention facility, and other issues regarding treatment of prisoners in US custody around the world.

Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary

May 17, 2004

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Diane and her guests talk about the ruling's legacy and what more might be done to realize the dream of racial equality in public education and American society.

Prison Abuse Investigation in Iraq

May 4, 2004

Several U.S. soldiers face criminal charges in connection with the abuse of Iraqis in U.S. military detention. Diane and her guests talk about the allegations, the laws governing treatment of prisoners, and the possible repercussions of...

Richard Yancey: "Confessions of a Tax Collector" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

April 8, 2004

With tax season upon us, a former IRS employee offers an insider's account of one of this country's most powerful - and most feared - institutions. Author Richard Yancey spent 12 years working for the IRS. He reveals how the power of his...

Judicial Nominations

March 8, 2004

The appointment of federal judges has become one of Washington's most partisan, high-stakes battlegrounds. Diane and her guests look at the latest developments and their implications for the presidential race.

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