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Criminal Justice

The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal Justice Reform and the 2016 Presidential Race

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery & Daily News columnist Harry Siegel talk about this "national moment" and whether the unrest in Baltimore will lead to criminal justice reform.

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WNYC News

Clinton Weighs In on Police Encounters with Black Men

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WNYC
In speech at Columbia University, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the use of police cameras and an end to mass incarceration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The City's Plan to Shrink the Rikers Island Population

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice talks about the latest reforms to move along court system backlog to reduce the population of inmates on Rikers Island.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Purpose of the Death Penalty, and 13 Reasons to Abandon It

Friday, April 10, 2015

Author Mario Marazziti can give you a baker's dozen reasons why the United States should conform with the rest of the industrialized world on capital punishment.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Octavia Spencer's YA series, Juliette Binoche's Latest Film

Friday, April 10, 2015

13 reasons to repeal the death penalty. Olivier Assayas and Juliette Binoche with their latest film. Octavia Spencer's YA series. Please Explain is all about barbershop quartets!

The Takeaway

Justice Department Taskforce Recommends Criminal Justice Reforms

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On Monday, a Justice Department taskforce announced a series of recommendations to reform law enforcement nationwide.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Letters From Death Row

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hamilton Nolan has been soliciting and publishing letters from death row inmates. He joins us to discuss the projects, the letters, and what people on death row really have to say. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Cars, The Other Hollywood, and Letters from Death Row

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Levi Tillemann discusses the race to build the car of the future. A new musical about the adult film industry. John Boorman’s new film.  Letters from death row inmates. 

WNYC News

In Patz Trial, Defense Will Present a Different Suspect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defense attorneys for Pedro Hernandez will ask an informant to testify against a convicted child molester who's long been seen as the lead suspect in the Etan Patz disappearance. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Is Justice Reserved for the Rich?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, on why he feels that the poor, wrongly condemned, and women and children can too often get lost in our criminal justice system. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Modern War Manuals, Fighting For Justice

Monday, February 16, 2015

John Nagl on his memoir of modern war. Bryan Stevenson on his work with the wrongly condemned. Robert Howse on Leo Strauss. Philippe de Montebello discusses how and why we look at art.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The City Council Speaker's State of the City

Friday, February 13, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made "broken windows" a focus of her State of the City address. She joins us to discuss her policy proposals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Akai Gurley Indictment Reported; Building Bribes; Creative Process

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Reports say the Brooklyn DA is taking the Akai Gurley shooting case to trial. Plus: this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries series; inside the buildings scandal; and more.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Poverty, Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Cindy Rodriguez, WNYC reporter, talks about her four-part series looking at the way poverty and mental health intersect with the criminal justice system.

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WNYC News

Reading, Writing and Psychotherapy: When Schools Step In

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Schools are an early point of detection for serious emotional problems, but most don't have the resources or training to respond. This rambunctious 9-year-old is one of the lucky ones.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It Really Is A Permanent Record

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Does the public's right to know about criminal histories trump the right of ex-convicts, or even those with arrests but no convictions, to move on?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo's 7-Point Plan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A look at the governor's criminal justice reform plan, as we continue to dig in on his State of the State address.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Supreme Court Gets It Wrong, and An Innocent Man Fights for Exoneration

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that the state was under no obligation to preserve potentially useful evidence for trial, and an innocent man had to fight for his exoneration.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How do Grand Juries, and Trial Juries, Influence Our Criminal Justice System?

Friday, December 12, 2014

On this week's Please Explain, we dig into the history of grand juries and trial juries, and ask if the structure of the jury system influences court cases. 

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The Takeaway

Is Ferguson as Much About White Rage as Black?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The rioting in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country needs to be viewed in the context of American history, says Emory Professor Carol Anderson.

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