Law

James Garbarino: "See Jane Hit" (Penguin)

February 21, 2006

A leading authority on juvenile violence explains why we may be witnessing a tipping point in the changing nature of physical aggression in American girls.

Presidents and Secrecy

February 20, 2006

Historians discuss how presidents have exercised secrecy in their administrations.

James Swanson: "Manhunt" (William Morrow)

February 10, 2006

After assassinating President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth eluded capture for 12 days. Author James Swanson recounts the hunt for Lincoln's killer and examines why an actor at the height of his fame would throw it all away in order to...

Edward Dolnick: "The Rescue Artist" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

January 16, 2006

In 1994, two men using only a ladder and a hammer managed to steal one of the world's best-known paintings. Author Edward Dolnick tells the story of the stealing of Edvard Munch's "Scream" and the half-English, half-American...

Judge Samuel Alito

January 11, 2006

Hearings on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court are underway. A look at the issues raised and the prospects for his confirmation.

Smoking Bans

January 10, 2006

Many states and communities around the country have enacted or are considering enacting bans on smoking in public. A look at trends in anti-smoking campaigns.

Conservatives on Foreign Policy

December 19, 2005

A panel joins Diane to discuss President's Bush Oval Office address, U.S policy in Iraq, domestic eavesdropping, and U.S policy on torture.

Texas Congressional Redistricting

December 15, 2005

The Supreme Court's decision to consider the legality of Texas's 2003 congressional redistricting plan comes amid leaks revealing Justice Department attorneys' initial opposition to the plan, and the legal battle of its engineer, former...

The Death Penalty

December 5, 2005

Executions in the U.S. top 1,000 since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. At the same time, public support for the death penalty has dropped and high-profile clemency petitions land governors and their decisions in the...

Nell Bernstein: "All Alone in the World" (New Press)

November 7, 2005

One in ten American children has a parent who is incarcerated, on probation, or paroled. An award-winning journalist examines the impact on families and society as a whole.

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