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TLDR #28 - No Trail

Sunday, June 08, 2014

In February of this year, Philip Welsh of Silver Spring, Maryland, was murdered. His murder remains unsolved, largely because he didn't use the internet, and left no digital trail. Alex talks to Philip's family and reporter Dan Morse about the case.

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On The Media

#28 - No Trail

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The murder of Philip Welsh remains unsolved, largely because he didn't use the internet, and left no digital trail. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 374: Voices Behind Bars

Monday, May 19, 2014

When StoryCorps visited Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, one of the inmates who told his story was Carlos Rocha.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration and a Murder in Patchogue

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper reporter, teacher at Columbia University's Journalism School and the author of Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town, looks at immigration and small town America through the story of the '08 murder of an Ecuadoran immigrant in Patchogue by a group of teenagers.

→ Mirta Ojito will be speaking at Hofstra University on October 23rd at 6:30PM.

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Radiolab

Dear Hector

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Reporter Bianca Giaever brings us a story of forgiveness that's nearly impossible to comprehend -- even for the man at the center of it, an octogenarian named Hector Black.

Hector and Bianca

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On The Media

An Anonymous Stranger Confesses to A Murder. (Maybe)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

On Sunday, the blog Post Secret, which publishes anonymous, secret confessions sent via postcard, posted what purports to be a murder confession.

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The Takeaway

New Revelations Come to Light in Boston Strangler Saga

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

One of America's longest-running murder mysteries may now be coming to a close as the Boston Strangler case comes one step closer to being solved. Albert DeSalvo had confessed to being the Boston Strangler, but he was never charged and later withdrew his confession. But a newly discovered water bottle has given police the evidence they needed to definitively link him to one murder. Philip Martin is an investigative reporter for our partner WGBH Boston Public Radio. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the latest revelation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding Women and Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Gabrielle Glaser, journalist and author of Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink—And How They Can Regain Control discusses how one violent offender took advantage of the organization to target vulnerable women within the community.

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The Takeaway

Day One of the George Zimmerman Murder Trial

Monday, June 10, 2013

As the city of Sanford, Trayvon Martin’s family, and George Zimmerman’s supporters brace for the first day of Zimmerman's murder trial today, Valerie Houston, Pastor at Allen Chapel Church in Sanford, Florida shares her thoughts about what's transpired and what's ahead. Houston has been actively involved in town hall meetings and community outreach in the days and months since Trayvon Martin’s death.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Berg's Run, Brother, Run

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Berg talks about his tempestuous Texas boyhood and the murder of his brother in 1968 by Charles Harrelson, a notorious hit man and father of actor Woody Harrelson. Run, Brother, Run is the story of the murder and an account of the psychic destruction of the Berg family his father.

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WNYC News

26 Shot in Weekend Violence, 7 Killed

Monday, June 03, 2013

The NYPD is confirming that 26 people were shot, 7 fatally, in a rash of violence over the weekend.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Worst Nurse

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Charles Graeber, journalist and author of the new book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder, tells the story of homicidal nurse Charlie Cullen, and how he slipped through regulatory cracks.

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Strangers

Franky Carrillo: Life

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A man spends 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, but comes out ahead... - Get the full story here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Murder and Moving Pictures

Thursday, January 31, 2013

National Book Award-winning author Edward Ball tells the true life/true crime story of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads. The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures tells how Eadweard Muybridge, who invented stop-motion photography and his patron Leland Stanford created the modern media age.

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WNYC News

Nanny Arrested for Killing 2 Kids in Her Care

Saturday, November 03, 2012

The nanny suspected of stabbing two children and then stabbing her self in front their mother has been charged with first and second-degree murder.

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The Takeaway

Can Personal Experience Change Your Views on the Death Penalty?

Thursday, August 09, 2012

When Matthew Parker found out his brother was murdered there was nothing he wanted more than revenge, and that meant the death penalty for the man responsible. The murderer, however, received a sentence of life in prison.

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WNYC News

Incidents of Mother-Child, Murder-Suicide Are Not Uncommon, Experts Say

Monday, July 09, 2012

Three children were allegedly killed by their mothers in separate incidents in New York City last week — a type of murder-suicide that experts say is not uncommon.

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The Takeaway

Trayvon Martin Case Prompts Reflections on Law, Order, and Community

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

By now, most of us have heard of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African-American boy who was shot and killed while walking through a friend’s gated community in Sanford, Florida. The shooter was George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman who is not black, and who thought Martin looked suspicious. Martin had no weapons on him — only a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Daniel Pearl

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ten years ago this week, Wall Street Journal South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl was abducted and killed by Pakistani militants. His grisly murder shocked the world, heralding the end of innocence for many foreign correspondents. It also became a rallying cry for those supporting the war on terror as well as those in Afghanistan and Iraq. But for those who actually knew Pearl, it was something else entirely.

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