Friday, July 11, 2014
There's an estimated 40,000 unidentified human remains in the United States. When writer Deborah Halber heard this figure, she did some research and discovered a thriving community of internet sleuths who spend hours trying to attach names to these John and Jane Does. Brooke speaks to Halber about her new book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
‘Tis the season to update those summer reading lists. If you’re in the mood for a certain kind of deep intrigue, you can always add some True Crime—you know, the glossy paperbacks full of crime, punishment, and ordinary people behaving badly that decorate the supermarket checkout aisle. But don’t let those foil covers fool you, says Salon senior writer Laura Miller, much True Crime rises above mere pulp. Bob speaks to Miller about why she defends True Crime.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Interior Alaska can be a forbidding place. Because of its isolation and climate, the region has long attracted people drawn to the challenges and opportunities of a wild, remote place. In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, meet a number of athletes, journalists, scientists, and activists who embody the spirit of Interior Alaska through their grit, determination, and iconoclasm.
Friday, June 06, 2014
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Hundreds of mourners packed an East New York church to remember the life of the six-year-old fatally stabbed in a public housing elevator on Sunday.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
A Singapore-based organized-crime syndicate operated brazen and widespread match fixing in international soccer games, including in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup. Declan Hill, investigative journalist, and author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, and The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Football, discusses his investigative reporting in the New York Times.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Starting on July 11, 2014, agents from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service will be required to videotape their interrogations, with a few exceptions.
Monday, May 19, 2014
When the owner of reBar, a DUMBO gastropub and wedding venue, disappeared two weeks ago with upwards of $150,000 in deposits, couples and employees were left in the lurch. The restaurateur has since turned himself in and paid bail but now faces up to 15 years in prison. Oren Yaniv, crime and courts reporter for The New York Daily News, discusses the murky legal issues surrounding the reBar case.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Before developing DNA analysis, hair analysis played a key role in identifying and convicting crime suspects. But now exonerations are forcing the criminal justice system to confront the limitations of hair analysis from days past.