Joseph Shapiro

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Justice In The Segregated South: A New Look At An Old Killing

Friday, May 03, 2013

This story contains language that some may find offensive.

In the segregated South in 1965, John Queen was about as insignificant as a man could be. He was black, elderly and paralyzed. His legs had been crushed when as a boy he fell off a roof. For the rest of ...


Law Targets Sexual Violence On College Campuses

Thursday, March 07, 2013

When President Obama signs an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday afternoon, the law will include new requirements for how colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual assault.

Laura Dunn, who's been invited by the White House to attend, plans to be there.

In 2010, ...


Brain-Damaged Man Wins New Trial In Two-Decades-Old Killing

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Connecticut's state Appellate Court ordered a new trial for Richard Lapointe, saying prosecutors wrongly withheld potentially important evidence. Lapointe, who has brain damage, confe...


On the Paralympics

Friday, September 07, 2012

Joseph Shapiro, NPR Correspondent and author of the book No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement talks about some of the American stories out of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Pistorius Falls To Britain's Peacock In 100 Meters; American Browne Is Second

Thursday, September 06, 2012

South African Oscar Pistorius failed in his attempt to win the 100-meter sprint and regain his title as the world's fastest amputee, losing to Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock. American...