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On Being

Eve Ensler — A Second Wind in Life: Inhabiting the Body After Cancer

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Eve Ensler with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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On The Media

India’s Reporting on Rape

Friday, November 08, 2013

In December of 2012, a brutal rape in Delhi, India started a fractious debate about crimes against women and--among Indian journalists--about how crimes against women should be reported. Jamie York went to India last summer and spoke to journalists Meena Menon, Meenal Baghel and Shoma Chaudhury and to attorney Vrinda Grover about how India’s female journalists are using this moment to inform a discussion they care deeply about.

 

Music: “Amar Sangeet” by Kashinath Mishra & Prabhakar Dhakde

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The Takeaway

Death by Hanging for Men Convicted in Indian Gang Rape-Murder

Friday, September 13, 2013

It will be a death penalty for the four convicted perpetrators of one of the most horrible crimes in Indian history—the public rape and murder of a young girl on a moving bus in Delhi last year. Joining us to discuss the sentence is Veena Venugopal, a journalist based in Delhi and author of "Would you Like Some Bread With That Book."

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Schoolbook

Report: Asst. Principal Accused of Rape

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A report from the Special Commissioner of Investigation released Wednesday accused William Abreu, an already disgraced assistant principal at Progress High School for Professional Careers, of  raping a 17-year-old student and using her immigration status to intimidate her. The Daily News has the story.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Covering the Conflict and Unspoken Crimes in Syria

Monday, August 12, 2013

Janine di Giovanni discusses covering the conflict in Syria and talks about reports that rape has become an epidemic in Syria and in refugee camps as both sides seek to de-stabilize, frighten, and ruin the other. But unearthing the stories is difficult, and often impossible, because women in Syria face dire political, personal, and familiar consequences if they admit to being victims. Her article “Syria’s Unspoken Crimes” appears in the August issue of Vanity Fair. She’s also the author of Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption.

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The Takeaway

Drones in Yemen: A Scene from Ground Level | The Lingering Stress of War for Military Families | New Cups & Straws Detect Date Rape Drugs

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Drones in Yemen: A Scene from Ground Level | The Lingering Stress of War for Military Families | New Cups & Straws Detect Date Rape Drugs | Will Amazon's Bezos Transform the Newspaper Industry? | The Directors of "Lovelace" on America's First Porn Star | Can Fast Food Fight Obesity?

The Takeaway

New Cups & Straws Detect Date Rape Drugs

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Date rape drugs are still showing up in bars, restaurants, at parties, and on college campuses, rendering victims physically helpless and unable to remember what happened to them. After being drugged himself, one man is trying to put a stop to them. His company, DrinkSavvy, is marketing cups and straws that detect date rape drugs. When date rape drug is introduced into a beverage, the cup and/or straw changes color to alert the drinker. The creator—Boston Inventor Michael Abramson—joins us to discuss his invention.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Ariel Levy and Ryan Lizza on rape and politics.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Ariel Levy and Ryan Lizza on rape and politics.

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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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Life of the Law

Redefining Rape

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Most of us have an idea of what the crime of rape is. But the legal meaning of the word rape varies widely, depending on which state you’re in. And in 25 states, what we may think of as rape...isn’t called that at all.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Outlawed in Pakistan”

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann discuss their Frontline documentary “Outlawed in Pakistan,” about a 13-year-old Pakistani girl who accused four men of gang rape, risking her reputation, her education, and even her life. In Pakistan, women and girls who allege rape are often more strongly condemned than their alleged rapists. The film shines a light on Pakistan's flawed justice system—and find that those rare rape cases that do make it to court are often fraught with complications, from police non-cooperation to a systemic lack of forensic evidence. “Outlawed in Pakistan” airs Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 10 p.m. on PBS.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explainer: A Murder Charge in the Cleveland Kidnapping Case?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Prosecutors say they may charge Ariel Castro with aggravated murder (and seek the death penalty) for forcing a miscarriage in one of the women he'd held captive for 10 years in his suburban Cleveland home. Deborah Denno, professor of law at Fordham University and expert on rape and assault law, explains how the case may be built, and how laws differ throughout the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Eve Ensler Embodied

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Eve Ensler, activist, author of The Vagina Monologues and now, In the Body of the World: A Memoir, shares the story of how working with rape victims in the Congo and her own battle with cancer helped her reconnect with her body.

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The Takeaway

Steubenville Rape Trial Divides Ohio Community

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A rape case against two high school football players has rocked the town of Steubenville, Ohio, a small community of eighteen-thousand residents in the Ohio River Valley. The case goes to trial today.

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WNYC News

Victim Shines Spotlight on Definition of Rape

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A New York woman is leading the fight to change the way New York State defines rape. 

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WNYC News

After Mishandling DNA, Medical Examiner Says Stricter Oversight in Place

Friday, February 15, 2013

City Council members had sharp questions for the office of the chief medical examiner during a hearing Friday. The hearing followed news that the office was reviewing evidence in more than 800 cases because of sloppy work by a lab technician.

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The Takeaway

What Should Boys Be Taught About Rape?

Monday, January 14, 2013

In the weeks since a young woman was brutally gang-raped and left for dead in streets of New Delhi, India, a global conversation has emerged over gender roles in India, the United States and many other countries. Today, The Takeaway continues that conversation with a look at what we teach our boys about gender, both in India, and here at home.

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WNYC News

DNA Case Sparks Questions for Legal World

Friday, January 11, 2013

The city medical examiner's office is reviewing hundreds of rape cases in which key evidence may have been mishandled.

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The Takeaway

Rape Kits Mishandled at NYC Lab

Friday, January 11, 2013

The New York City Medical Examiner has announced that the office is reviewing more than 800 rape kits, cases were handled by a former lab technician who made a series of incorrect reports over the course of ten years, from 2001 to 2011. Lawrence Kobilinsky, forensic scientist and chair of the science department at John Jay College, discusses the science of DNA analysis. Erin Murphy, professor of at New York University School of Law, explains the legal issues at stake.

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