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The Takeaway

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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The Takeaway

Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anheuser-Busch says that it is not happy with the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. Nike has pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores in the Minneapolis area.

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Selected Shorts

A Priest in the Family

Friday, August 22, 2014

Colm Toibin looks at the cost of disgrace in the family.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Things Are Not What They Seem

Friday, August 22, 2014

Shame, longing, and passion lie beneath the surface lives of the characters in three stories by Colm Toibin, James Salter, and J. Robert Lennon.

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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

Are Child Sexual Abuse Cases More Common Than We Think?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Ross Cheit on his new book The Witch Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Enduring Legacies: From The Wall Street Journal to Garbo

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Wall Street Journal began 125 years ago as a 4-page afternoon paper, and since then, it’s grown to cover every major financial center around the world and is published in 12 languages. We’ll speak with some of the Journal’s editors about the legacy and future of the paper. Playwright Sarah Treem talks about her play “When We Were Young and Unafraid;” she’s joined by Cherry Jones and Zoe Kazan, who star in it. We’ll explore the mysteries of “star presence” in cinema. And we’ll discuss the psychology and politics of child sexual abuse cases.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Mea Maxima Culpa: Abuse and the Catholic Church

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his new documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa,” which exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up of child abuse.

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WNYC News

City to Pay $10M in Foster Child Abuse Suit

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New York City has agreed to pay nearly $10 million dollars to settle an abuse case filed on behalf of 10 disabled children against a Queens woman who fraudulently adopted them more than 15 years ago, according to the New York Times.

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WNYC News

Trial Starts for Mother, Grandmother Accused of Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

Monday, April 16, 2012

Marchella Brett-Pierce "starved to death" due to her mother's "utter disregard" for her life, prosecutors said in their opening statements in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday.

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WNYC News

Boy to Testify Against Mother in Abuse Case

Monday, March 12, 2012

A mother who is charged with killing her four-year-old daughter will face testimony from her six-year-old son, either in court or on closed circuit TV, depending on the decision of a Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge, next month.  

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The Takeaway

Should Statutes of Limitations Apply to Child Sex Offenses?

Friday, December 09, 2011

Across the United States, statutes of limitations with regard to sex crimes vary from state to state. The cases of former sports coaches Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine highlight how variations in the law can create very different outcomes. On Wednesday, prosecutors said that despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, charges against Fine could not be brought because the statute of limitations has expired. Meanwhile, Sandusky has posted bail after spending a night in jail. 

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The Takeaway

Syracuse Coach Dismissed After Allegations

Monday, November 28, 2011

First, there was Penn State and Jerry Sandusky. Now there is Syracuse and Bernie Fine. Last night, Syracuse University announced it had fired Fine, assistant basketball coach of more than 30 years. The decision came after a third man came forward, alleging he had been molested by Fine. And like the Penn State scandal, these accusations are years old.

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The Takeaway

Should Penn State Set Up a Victims' Compensation Fund?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The fallout continues from the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State. Monday night Jerry Sandusky appeared on NBC to respond to the allegations against him. Yesterday the CEO of The Second Mile — the foundation Jerry Sandusky started in 1977 to mentor troubled youth — resigned. Meanwhile, the Big Ten Conference removed former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's name from a new championship trophy.

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