Tovia Smith

Tovia Smith appears in the following:

Who Decides If You're Too Young To Marry?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Underage marriages mostly occur outside of the United States, but in the past decade, thousands of cases have been recorded in the country. A few states are taking action to ban these marriages.


Unraveled: The Mystery Of The Secret Street Artist In Boston

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Someone has been using Lego blocks to repair the corner of a crumbling brick building in Boston. Reporter Tovia Smith set out to investigate who this person is and what else he has been up to.


Filming For Marathon Bombing Movie Stirs Emotions In Boston

Friday, March 25, 2016

Patriots Day begins filming in Boston on Tuesday. The movie has already stirred emotions, as some don't want the deadly drama playing out again in their backyards.


For Sexual Assault Victims, An Effort To Loosen Statutes Of Limitations

Thursday, March 03, 2016

State statutes of limitations currently range from 3 to 30 years. But a new understanding about how rape victims recover from their trauma is prompting many states to change their time limits.


For Students Accused Of Campus Rape, Legal Victories Win Back Rights

Thursday, October 15, 2015

As campuses crack down on sexual assaults, some have said the rights of the accused have been trampled. Recently, courts have slammed some schools for systems they say are stacked against the accused.


Massive Survey Confirms Prevalence Of Sexual Assault On Campus

Monday, September 21, 2015

A new massive survey of U.S. college students finds that nearly one in four female students was sexually assaulted during their years on campus, which shows the problem is even more p...


Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Some say the results of the poll conducted by Rutgers University are unreliable because only 30 percent of students filled out the survey, and questions were broadly framed.


Curbing Sexual Assault Becomes Big Business On Campus

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It was once a tiny niche market, but it's now an exploding industry as schools look to comply with new rules that require them to offer programs to raise awareness and lower risk.


Campuses Consider Following New York's Lead On 'Yes Means Yes' Policy

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

This week, New York became the second state to enact an affirmative consent law, meant to combat campus sexual assault. The law requires all colleges and universities to have a policy...


After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Advocates concede it may be more challenging to rally public support and dollars for causes that may be less obvious or visceral than marriage.


Family Of Suspected Terrorist Killed By Boston Police Call For Investigation

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Family members are demanding an investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Boston man believed to have been plotting a terrorist attack on police.


Sister Helen Prejean Says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'Genuinely Sorry'

Monday, May 11, 2015

The jury in the Boston Marathon bomber case is just days away from starting its sentencing deliberations. The defense rested its case on Monday after Sister Prejean testified.


#NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible Belt

Friday, May 08, 2015

#NPRreads is a feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here ...


Boston Marathon Bomber Gets Emotional During Relatives' Testimony

Monday, May 04, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared to tear up as his relatives from Russia testified Monday.


Defense Team Urges Jury To Send Boston Bomber To Prison For Life

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jurors deciding the fate of convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will hear more from defense attorneys. They are making the case that Tsarnaev does not deserve the death penalty.


Tsarnaev Defense Urges Jury To Spare His Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

The sentencing phase in convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial continues on Monday. The defense will start making its case that he should not be put to death.


Live Tweets: Day 3 Of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial's Penalty Phase

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NPR's Tovia Smith is covering the sentencing phase of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial in Boston. A jury is weighing whether the 21-year-old convicted in the bombings that killed three people and left 264 others wounded should be put to death for his crimes. Tovia will be tweeting developments as they ...


Boston Bombing Jury To Hear More Testimony Before Sentencing Tsarnaev

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jurors in the case of convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hearing arguments about whether he should receive the death penalty or life without parole.

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Sentencing Phase In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The sentencing phase in convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins Tuesday. The jury will have to decide whether to sentence Tsarnaev to the death penalty or life in prison.


Bostonians Mark 2nd Anniversary Of Marathon Bombing

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bostonians marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombing Wednesday, all while awaiting the sentencing phase of convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to begin.