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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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Sorry. The Iran Letter Is Not Treason.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hyperbole isn't unprecedented in Washington, and neither is the behavior of the 47 Senate Republicans who penned an open letter to Iran's leaders, undermining the Obama Administration.

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Truth & Reconciliation: Building Bridges in Ferguson

Friday, March 06, 2015

This week the Justice Department released the results of its investigation into the Ferguson Police Department in a 105 page report highlighting countless incidents of racial bias.

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What You Need to Know About the Latest Obamacare Case Before SCOTUS

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

If the court rules against the Obama Administration, millions of people using the federally run healthcare exchange could lose their subsidies and be unable to afford insurance.

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Today's Takeaways: A New Clinton Scandal, A Habitable Moon, and Science For Sale

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new scandal swirling around Hillary Clinton, we explore what a habitable moon would look like, and we discuss the corporate business of buying experts.        

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DOJ Accuses Ferguson Police of Racial Bias

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department has formally accused the police of Ferguson, Missouri of racial bias this week. What can Ferguson learn from other cities previously monitored by the DOJ?

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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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Ex-Marine Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A jury has handed down a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle—the man at the center of the film and book "American Sniper."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Will Gawker Kill the First Amendment?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A new book looks at what Gawker, TMZ, and other paparazzi outlets mean for freedom of the press. 

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The Takeaway

Obama's Attorney General Pick Goes Before Senate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If confirmed, Loretta Lynch will be the first black female attorney general in U.S. history.

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Back Off: A Police Warning

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department says that he believes those stopped by police have to take more responsibility to ensure that a simple stop doesn't turn into a tragedy. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Writing a Diary in a Guantanamo Jail Cell

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. He has never been charged with a crime.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Friday, January 23, 2015

Katha Pollitt wants to change the way we discuss abortion in this country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Free Speech in America

Thursday, January 22, 2015

After Charlie Hebdo, American citizens and media institutions alike are reconsidering what "free speech" really means--and what it should mean. 

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The Takeaway

The Trials and Tribulations of the Capital Jury

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jurors will hear testimony that will be graphically violent and harrowing, and they will have to decide whether Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes should be executed.

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Today's Takeaways: Exploring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the past, present and future of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work.

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The Silk Road Trial: One of The Most Important Cases of Our Time

Friday, January 16, 2015

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, accused as the mastermind behind the online black market Silk Road, began this week.  Legal scholars say it's one of the most important cases of recent times.

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Ferguson Juror Makes Moves to Tell All

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A grand juror in the Darren Wilson case has filed suit against St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough, in an effort to speak publicly about the case. 

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On The Media

Gavel to Gavel

Friday, January 02, 2015

The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first to be covered on TV, gavel to gavel.

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