Eye of the Beholder

6 segments

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.