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WNYC News

Judge Orders 'Deadlocked' Etan Patz Jury to Continue Deliberating — Again

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The jury sent a midday note saying it was still stuck after deliberating since April 15 in the case against Pedro Hernandez.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 425: Evolution

Monday, May 04, 2015

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned was living in a rough neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the time he was nicknamed "Brave Dave" and carried a gun for protection. In an interview with his friend, Darius C. Monroe, Ned remembered a time when he had to make a decision about whether or not to use it.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dangerous Idea: Can Real Life Superheroes Fight Crime?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Journalist Jon Ronson recounts his memorable night out with a real life superhero named Phoenix Jones. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Changes For the Summons Process

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Queens city councilman discusses two proposals to decriminalize common, low-level offenses.

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The Takeaway

Bourbon Heist Reveals Industry of Illusion

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A series of bourbon and whiskey thefts have shook Kentucky. But one expert says the smuggling ring—which almost got away with $100,000 in spirits—tells us a lot about the industry.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Shame-Based Sentencing Instead of Jail Time

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mike Hubacek talks about the creative, shame-based sentence he received after he killed two people while driving drunk in 1996.

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The Takeaway

A True Story About Identity Theft, Murder, and Lies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A murderer on the FBI's Most Wanted List stole journalist Mike Finkel's identity. Now this true crime story is headed to the big screen.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reconciling With Her Sister's Murderer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jeanne Bishop, a criminal defense attorney, activist and author tells her very personal story of how she was able to forgive the person who murdered her sister.

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WNYC News

Real Estate Scion and Suspected Killer Arrested After Documentary

Monday, March 16, 2015

Real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with murder on Saturday, just one day before the finale of an HBO series in which he appeared to confess to killing.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Investigating a Murder in Mississippi

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Australian filmmaker and prankster John Safran talks about his trip to Mississippi to investigate the murder of a white national named Richard Barrett by a young black man named Vincent McGee.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Covering "Ghettosides" in South L.A.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In 2006, journalist Jill Leovy started a blog called "The Homicide Report." Her goal was to document every murder committed in L.A. County -- all 1,000 of them.  She spent two years embedded with homicide detectives, talking with victim's families, witnesses and suspects.  Now Leovy talks about her book, "Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Race and Justice in Madison

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Reverend Alex Gee, head of the Fountain of Life Covenant Church, and Erica Nelson, author of a recent report on Madison's racial divide, talk about race relations in the wake of the death of Tony Robinson.

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WNYC News

Insuring Against Rising Cyber Attacks

Friday, March 13, 2015

Small to mid-sized companies are especially at-risk from hackers because they’re often the least prepared and lack adequate protections.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Working for Equal Justice - Bryan Stevenson

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson talks about his work winning relief for dozens of condemned prisoners and challenging bias against the poor and people of color.

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The Takeaway

Two Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Station

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The officers were within a crowd of protesters that had gathered outside the station after the city's police chief, Thomas Jackson, agreed to resign.

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The Takeaway

College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Catching a Criminal, At Any Price

Friday, February 20, 2015

In Richard Price's The Whites, the aggressive NYPD anti-crime unit, known as The Wild Geese, becomes obsessed with catching their perps. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Indictment Expected in the Akai Gurley Shooting

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

While the District Attorney has yet to make a formal announcement, many are reporting that Officer Peter Liang has been indicted on several charges, including second-degree manslaughter.

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WNYC News

Robbers Are Grabbing Fewer Smartphones

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New York's Attorney General says anti-theft software is working.

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