Eye of the Beholder

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Perception is playing an important legal role in discussions about Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida and the Dharun Ravi case in New Jersey. Patricia Williams of Columbia University explains. Plus: Dr. Anne Maitland of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology takes your calls and discusses what seems to be the start of this year’s allergy season; Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics on hitchhiking; is Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke a hero or a villain?; the cost of youth sports; and marine mammals are returning to the New York harbor.