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Jehovah's Witnesses Cover Up Child Sex Abuse

Monday, February 16, 2015

A new investigation finds a pattern of child sexual abuse and cover-up in the Jehovah's Witness religious organization. 

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Life of the Law

Abuse, Abduction and International Law

Monday, September 08, 2014

What happens when one parent takes a child across international borders without the other parent’s permission? In 1980, the United States and international partners created a treaty that lays out the rules for what federal officials are supposed to do ...

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WNYC News

Court Nixes Abuse Suit At Yeshiva University High School

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Men who claim they were abused as teenagers are barred from suing for damages.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 386: When I Got Out

Monday, August 11, 2014

Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told the story to her current husband, Thomas Fair.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 386: When I Got Out

Monday, August 11, 2014

Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told the story to her current husband, Thomas Fair.

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On Being

Seane Corn — Yoga, Meditation in Action [remix]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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On Being

[Unedited] Seane Corn with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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On The Media

#AskCostolo and Twitter's Abuse Problem

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Twitter's CEO did an interview. If you followed it on Twitter, it didn't go great. 

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The Takeaway

Report: Decades of Church Abuse in Twin Cities

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Earlier this month, Pope Francis begged victims of clerical sexual abuse for forgiveness and promised to hold bishops accountable for covering up the scandal. In recent weeks, a year-long investigation from Minnesota Public Radio revealed decades of abuse and cover-up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"The Master" Sexual Abuse Allegations at Horace Mann

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Marc Fisher discusses allegations of sexual abuse at Horace Mann, an elite prep school in the Bronx. Fisher went to high school at Horace Mann in the 1970s, and he investigates the teachers allegedly involved and how the school’s alumni continue to wrestle with questions of how sexual abuse was allowed this to occur and what, exactly, they knew when they were in school. His article "The Master" appears in the April 1 issue of The New Yorker.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Huddled Masses and David Plotz's Birthday Gabfest

Friday, February 01, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest William Dobson. This week: Immigration reform and the recent unrest in Egypt. Plus, Emily's NYT Magazine piece on compensating the victims of child pornograp

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WNYC News

Yeshiva University Investigates Past Abuse Charges

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In recent months, allegations of sexual abuse by faculty or staff have emerged from Penn State to Horace Mann. And another local institution is dealing with these charges: Yeshiva University.

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The Takeaway

Boy Scouts Release 'Perversion' Files

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America, one of the most illustrious and respected youth organizations in the world, released a number of “Ineligible Volunteer Files.” Also referred to as the “Perversion Files,” these documents list over 1,200 suspected child molesters both within the organization, and in the communities they serve. Kristian Foden-Vencil, reporter for OPB News, explains.

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The Takeaway

Undocumented and Abused at the Border

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Each year, more than 25,000 undocumented immigrants are apprehended as they attempt to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. In most cases, we hear very few details about these apprehensions. But in one case, the details — which are especially gruesome — have become widely circulated.

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On Being

Seane Corn — Yoga, Meditation in Action [remix]

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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On Being

[Unedited] Seane Corn with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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The Takeaway

Vatican Letter Told Bishops Not to Report Child Abuse

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A newly disclosed Vatican document reveals that officials instructed Ireland’s bishops not to report all suspected child abuse cases to the police. David Clohessy, director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says that the 1997 letter undermines persistent Vatican claims that Rome never instructed bishops to withhold evidence. Joe Rigert is a journalist and author of "An Irish Tragedy: How Sex Abuse by Irish Priests Helped Cripple the Catholic Church," and puts this new development in context.

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On Being

Darius Rejali — The Long Shadow of Torture [remix]

Thursday, November 04, 2010

One of the world's leading experts on torture, Iranian-American political scientist Darius Rejali discusses, in particular, how democracies change torture and are changed by it. In the wake of Wikileaks revelations about torture in U.S.-occupied Iraq, we

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On Being

[Unedited] Darius Rejali with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 04, 2010

One of the world's leading experts on torture, Iranian-American political scientist Darius Rejali discusses, in particular, how democracies change torture and are changed by it. In the wake of Wikileaks revelations about torture in U.S.-occupied Iraq, we

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The Takeaway

Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise

Monday, June 21, 2010

According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 980,000 people in the U.S. are addicted to some type of opiates: a sharp uptick in recent years. The number of emergency room visits linked to non-medical use of prescription pain relievers has more than doubled in recent years. The prescription painkillers being abused include oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone. And in six states—Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Utah and Vermont—accidental drug deaths due to use of anxiety medications increased 64 percent between 2004 and 2007.

 

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