Joseph Shapiro

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Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The vast majority of people, including soldiers, with PTSD, depression or other mental illness are not violent. Psychiatrists doubt the latest shooting at Fort Hood could have been predicted.


Mastermind Of 'Body Stealing' Scheme Dies

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The former dental surgeon went to prison for a long-running scheme to obtain human bodies and then harvest their tissue for sale. He admitted guilt in 2008 and was sentenced to up to 58 years in prison. He died Sunday of cancer.


Amid Dropping Test Scores, Teen Writers' Creativity Soars

Thursday, June 13, 2013

NPR correspondent Joseph Shapiro and his 15-year-old daughter, Eva, were blown away by the quality of teen writing at last week's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York. While schools might debate the best way to teach writing, teen writers will seek a creative outlet no matter what.


Turning Up The Heat On Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases

Saturday, May 18, 2013

With the death of a possible suspect in one notorious case, activists are weighing the FBI's efforts to tackle cases from the 1950s and '60s. Some are calling for a congressional hearing to see whether the FBI has done enough investigating.


Justice In The Segregated South: A New Look At An Old Killing

Friday, May 03, 2013

A white off-duty constable shot and killed a paraplegic black man in Fayette, Miss., in 1965. Despite new witnesses who have memories of what happened that day, there's still not enough evidence to say whether Jasper Burchfield's claim of self-defense is true.


Law Targets Sexual Violence On College Campuses

Thursday, March 07, 2013

When President Obama signs an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday afternoon, the law will include new requirements for how colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual assault.


Brain-Damaged Man Wins New Trial In Two-Decades-Old Killing

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Connecticut's state Appellate Court ordered a new trial for Richard Lapointe, saying prosecutors wrongly withheld potentially important evidence. Lapointe, who has brain damage, confessed in 1989 that he stabbed, raped and killed his wife's 88-year-old grandmother two years earlier. His supporters believe he falsely confessed to murder.


On the Paralympics

Friday, September 07, 2012

Joseph Shapiro, NPR Correspondent and author of the book No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement talks about some of the American stories out of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Pistorius Falls To Britain's Peacock In 100 Meters; American Browne Is Second

Thursday, September 06, 2012

South African Oscar Pistorius failed in his attempt to win the 100-meter sprint and regain his title as the world's fastest amputee, losing to Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock. American Richard Browne, 21, of Jackson, Miss., won the silver medal.