Law

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

March 5, 2004

With tax season just around the corner, 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...

Rosemary Dew: "No Backup" (Carroll & Graf)

February 25, 2004

Ever since the September 11th attacks, many questions have been raised about the failures of our intelligence agencies. A former field supervisor who spent 13 years in the FBI exposes the problems she saw while working there.

Suzanne O'Malley: "Are You There Alone?" (Simon & Schuster)

February 3, 2004

It's still a blood-chilling story: in June of 2001, a mentally ill woman named Andrea Yates drowned her five young children in the bathtub, one by one. Investigative journalist Suzanne O'Malley talks about the real people behind this...

Jeffrey Rosen: "The Naked Crowd" (Random House)

January 22, 2004

In an age of orange alerts and surveillance cameras, determining the balance between privacy and security gets tricky. Law professor and journalist Jeffrey Rosen looks at the future of law, technology, and liberty.

Deborah Prothrow-Stith: "Murder Is No Accident" (Jossey-Bass)

December 4, 2003

In the early 1990s, Boston experienced epidemic proportions of youth violence. By the end of the decade, there were no juvenile homicides and overall levels of youth violence dropped dramatically. Deborah Prothrow-Stith of the Harvard...

Guantanamo Detainees

December 3, 2003

Diane and her guests talk about what the Guantanamo Bay detainees have contributed to the war on terrorism and about the upcoming Supreme Court cases challenging their current legal standing.

Scott Turow: "Ultimate Punishment" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

October 10, 2003

Scott Turow is a best selling author known for his legal thrillers "Presumed Innocent" and "Reversible Errors." His latest book, "Ultimate Punishment," is a non-fiction work that examines how he came to oppose the...

Supreme Court Preview

October 6, 2003

Diane and her guests talk about campaign finance reform, Nazi-looted art, and other issues the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on during the new session that opens today.

The War on Terrorism

September 9, 2003

President Bush has pledged to do what is necessary and to spend what is necessary in the war against terrorism. It will, he says, take both time and sacrifice. A panel discusses the direction, scope, and cost of the administration's...

Judicial Discretion

August 12, 2003

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft wants a report of all cases in which a judge gives a convicted criminal a lesser sentence than what federal guidelines recommend. A panel talks about why the Justice Department is taking this step and...

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