Thursday, November 14, 2013
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
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."
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
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.
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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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.