Law

Joan Biskupic: "Breaking In: The Rise Of Sonia Sotomayor"

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

Veteran court biographer and journalist Joan Biskupic charts the rise of the Supreme Court's first Latina justice, and the mark she's already made on court decisions around hot-button issues like affirmative action.

Supreme Court Update

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues, signaling what might lie ahead for same-sex marriage, voter ID laws and election districts.

El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

A Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on same-sex marriage clears the way for gay marriage to begin in Virginia and four other states. Virginia's attorney general joins Kojo to talk about the implications.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier On Body Cameras

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with District Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the initial rollout of new body cameras for metropolitan police, their implications on the ground and their impact.

Bike Accidents And D.C. Liability Rules

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The D.C. Council is weighing a major change to liability rules for accidents involving bicycles and cars. We explore the law, potential changes and what it could mean for District residents.

Criminalization Of Poverty

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.

Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.

Foreign Influence and Think Tanks

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A recent investigation by the New York Times reveals that more than a dozen of D.C.'s major think tanks receive significant funding from foreign governments. We explore the legal and ethical implications.

Internet Creeps: Privacy, Protection and Bad Behavior on the Web

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The release of nude celebrity photos online, as well as recent incidents of abusive language on Twitter, have renewed debate about civility online, privacy and the role websites play in hosting objectionable content. Kojo explores bad behavior on the web, its evolving role on the Internet, and how companies use legal and moral guidelines to keep it in check.

DC Traffic Tickets

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. takes in $179 million each year from traffic citations, many of which come from the 87 automated speed cameras now dotted around the District. We explore a new report that says the machines have been issuing false tickets.

A Snapshot of Foreign Students in Local Universities

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Washington region has long been seen as a magnet for foreign students seeking advanced degrees. But a new report reveals a more complex portrait of international students.

The Future of Personal and Photo Drones

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Personal drones with cameras attached are increasingly popular with everyone from filmmakers to hobbyists. We explore the evolving legal and social norms for flying them.

The Future of Medical Trials

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

For many patients, a diagnosis of serious illness is followed by a critical question: Do you want to participate in a clinical trial for a new treatment? Drugs and vaccines go through extensive testing before they enter widespread medical...

75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves...

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