Friday, May 01, 2015
By Kate Hinds
Friday, July 18, 2014
U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
Led Zeppelin's Songwriting Credits; Anna Sale Talks To Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires; Get A Ride To Sasquatch!
Friday, May 23, 2014
In this episode: The band Led Zeppelin is no stranger to legal problems stemming from unacknowledged songwriting credits. The latest in a string of lawsuits is over the opening strains of their magnum opus, "Stairway To Heaven." Soundcheck talks to Bloomberg News reporter Vernon Silver about allegations that the melody was stolen.
Then: Anna Sale, host of WNYC’s Death, Sex and Money shares highlights from her recent conversation with married musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Hear about how the couple faced a big recent life change -- and some of the duo’s recent performance on Soundcheck.
And: This weekend the Sasquatch music festival kicks off in Washington state. And as fans start making the trek to the Gorge, Soundcheck is helping out those who maybe need a ride, or a travel companion to help chip in 20 bucks for gas. Hear some of our favorite Sasquatch ride-share posts from Craigslist.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Intellectual property attorney Jonathan Reichman talks about rapper Rick Ross's legal case against pop band LMFAO and their song "Party Rock Anthem" -- and why he waited so long to bring out the legal guns.
Monday, November 18, 2013
By Matt Katz : New Jersey Public Radio
New Jersey Gov. Christie did something Monday that he has only been able to do once before in his four years in office: He moved a Supreme Court nominee through the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
Monday, November 18, 2013
While marijuana acceptance and legalization are on the rise, a number of questions are emerging about how to create a viable legal marijuana economy—and how to keep marijuana use safe. Patrick Radden Keefe explores these issues in his New Yorker piece, "Buzzkill: Why Washington State is Struggling to Create a Legal Marijuana Economy." He joins The Takeaway to discuss the big questions surrounding marijuana, like safety, taxes and the age of consumption.
Monday, October 28, 2013
A year after Sandy, legal and insurance tangles persist. Yisroel Schulman of the New York Legal Assistance Group takes your calls on what kind of legal help is still available. Plus: NPR’s Nina Totenberg on this Supreme Court term; Dave Isay on StoryCorps on ten years of personal stories; and the election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with transportation week, and we’ll start with cars and how to manage New York’s roads.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
For 20 years, a division of the D.E.A. has been taking data collected from intelligence intercepts and providing it to authorities to launch criminal investigations into Americans. But when it’s time to exchange evidence at pretrial discovery, the D.E.A. routinely conceals this information. John Shiffman, the Reuters reporter and co-author of this exclusive story, joins us to discuss his findings. Nancy Gertner is a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to 2011, joins us to explain the legal perspective.
Monday, April 01, 2013
It's a simple fact: recording contracts sometimes go sour. And when artists are held to those contracts against their will -- sometimes you end up with some... interesting... results. We take a look at how musicians have dealt with their contractual disagreements – from Marvin Gaye to Lou Reed.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012
By Steve Mullis
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
By NPR Staff
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012