Wednesday, Jul 08 2009

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

For law enforcement, the summer isn't much of a time for vacation. Police in Washington have already conducted several "all hands on deck" weekends to prevent a summertime spike in crime. We talk with Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the...

Wednesday, Jul 08 2009

International Corporations and American Courts

It's been more than a decade since acclaimed writer Ken Saro Wiwa and eight activists were tortured and executed by the military government of Nigeria. But a controversial lawsuit against an international oil company -- accused of aiding...

Wednesday, Jul 08 2009

Chef Patrice Olivon

When you think of French food, chances are you're not thinking about firing up the grill. But on Bastille Day, many French citizens take to the streets to celebrate with freshly grilled cuisine. We talk with chef Patrice Olivon about the...

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