Tovia Smith appears in the following:
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Not every liberal voter had been eyeing the upcoming Democratic National Convention with uniform eagerness. NPR's Tovia Smith looks at how Democrats far from the convention floor are viewing the week.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Three Baton Rouge, La., police officers were killed by a gunman over the weekend. They have been identified as Brad Garafola, Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hundreds of items that once belonged to convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger are being auctioned off by the government, and the proceeds will go to his victims.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
A California judge is under fire for giving what some are calling a slap on the wrist to a former Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a frat party.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In New England, many boarding school staff accused of sexual misconduct quietly left and then moved on to other schools, according to
The Boston Globe. Now states are trying to stop the practice.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In Virginia and New York, academic transcripts must note if a student has been punished for sexual assault. Supporters say it's a matter of public safety. Critics say the move is draconian and unfair.
Monday, May 02, 2016
President Obama's daughter, Malia, is taking a year off before starting college in the fall. The so-called "gap year" before college has long been a staple — even a right of passage — in many other countries. NPR reports on the growing trend to defer freshman year to pursue other interests.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
The NFL took away the Patriots' first-round draft pick as punishment for Deflategate. Fans say the team shouldn't be penalized while the case is on appeal.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Underage marriages mostly occur outside of the United States, but in the past decade, thousands of cases have been recorded in the country. A few states are taking action to ban these marriages.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Someone has been using Lego blocks to repair the corner of a crumbling brick building in Boston. Reporter Tovia Smith set out to investigate who this person is and what else he has been up to.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Patriots Day begins filming in Boston on Tuesday. The movie has already stirred emotions, as some don't want the deadly drama playing out again in their backyards.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
State statutes of limitations currently range from 3 to 30 years. But a new understanding about how rape victims recover from their trauma is prompting many states to change their time limits.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
As campuses crack down on sexual assaults, some have said the rights of the accused have been trampled. Recently, courts have slammed some schools for systems they say are stacked against the accused.
Monday, September 21, 2015
A new massive survey of U.S. college students finds that nearly one in four female students was sexually assaulted during their years on campus, which shows the problem is even more p...
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Some say the results of the poll conducted by Rutgers University are unreliable because only 30 percent of students filled out the survey, and questions were broadly framed.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
It was once a tiny niche market, but it's now an exploding industry as schools look to comply with new rules that require them to offer programs to raise awareness and lower risk.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
This week, New York became the second state to enact an affirmative consent law, meant to combat campus sexual assault. The law requires all colleges and universities to have a policy...
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Advocates concede it may be more challenging to rally public support and dollars for causes that may be less obvious or visceral than marriage.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Family members are demanding an investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Boston man believed to have been plotting a terrorist attack on police.
Monday, May 11, 2015
The jury in the Boston Marathon bomber case is just days away from starting its sentencing deliberations. The defense rested its case on Monday after Sister Prejean testified.