Monday, Nov 05 2007

“Safe Surrender” Programs

More than 500 people turned themselves in to D.C. authorities last week as part of a "fugitive safe surrender" program. The goal was to get people wanted for non-violent crimes to voluntarily surrender at a neutral location. We'll look at...

Monday, Nov 05 2007

Art & Human Rights

He's a renowned artist, known for his paintings of "puffy" figures in placid scenes. But Fernando Botero's latest project takes his audience into darker territory, remixing and reframing images of Abu Ghraib prison. He joins Kojo to...

Monday, Nov 05 2007

A New Look at the Corporate Ladder

Today, record numbers of women and people of color are at the helm of corporation boardrooms and law firms. And businesses are diversifying recruitment at the ground floor. But race, gender and culture still affect career trajectories in...

Monday, Nov 05 2007

Environmental Activist Van Jones

Van Jones is not your typical environmental activist. He spends most of his time working with disadvantaged communities in Oakland, CA. And he says that engaging marginalized groups is a signature challenge for a truly broad-based...

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