Dave talks with Josh Rushing of Al Jazeera about Mexican farmworkers on strike.
Today on HERE AND THERE, It’s called an “investigatory stop.” It’s when police pull over a driver not because he or she has broken a traffic law, but because they want to investigate further. It happens so disproportionately to minority drivers, Chuck Epp and his University of Kansas colleagues found, it feels and hurts and divides society like racial profiling.
For the past few years, the ABQ Police Dept has been shrinking…losing officers faster than replacements can be recruited. What’s gone wrong? Dan Klein, a 20 year veteran of the APD, who has made it his business to stay in close touch with the Department he left 12 years ago offers some explanations and some solutions.
10 years ago Utah had some 2000 chronically homeless people. What to do about it? Reporter Christopher Smart of the Salt Lake Tribune says the state’s answer was, “Give them places to live,” with no strings attached, no demands to stay clean. It worked…now the chronically homeless number just 178 and the State says, we can place them, too.
Everyone knew April 15, 2013 would be a big news day for the Associated Press’ Boston Bureau. It was Patriots’ Day, the day of the Boston Marathon, 2 stories that every year demanded blanket coverage. Then terrorist bombers struck, killing 3 people and injuring 264. For AP reporter Denise Lavoie it was a day like no other.
Jamaal Wilkes, whose nickname was “Silk,” because everything did on the basketball court was so smooth. We’ll talk about Jamaal’s beliefs, which range from Christianity to Islam and back, and his career, prematurely ended by a devastating injury, and about his “insider’s view” of the NBA playoff finals.
Karen Foshay of Al Jazeera America on what a recently-filed lawsuit in California calls a scam of massive proportions, in which counterfeit metal screws and other parts were used in surgeries on hundreds of patients’ spines. The distributor of the knock-off parts, paid off doctors who used them, but the FDA failed to intervene.
Lenny Bernstein the Health Blogger for the Washington Post not only tells us a new story, but introduces us to what may be a new era in medical care monitoring: the era of Big Data. Lenny’s story is about a Big Data analysis which shows an “association” between some very widely used heartburn remedies and fatal heart attacks.
Dave talks with investigative reporter Joseph Reporter about the Mexican government shutting down a freight train of illegal immigration.
250 IT employees at Team Disney are laid off, but not before they are forced to train their foreign replacements. Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld.com on how the H1B visa system is costing Americans their jobs and lowering wage scales for many so-called STEM job-seekers in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workplaces
Ross Ulbricht said he was a Libertarian Dreamer and his Silk Road marketplace on the internet’s clandestine “dark web” was an exercise in freedom. The Judge said no way, Silk Road was a massive dealership in illegal drugs, and sentenced Ulbricht to life in prison. Kristen Saloomey of Al Jazeera covered the twists and turns of a dramatic trial.
Today on HERE AND THERE, US Secret Service agents advancing a Presidential visit to Colombia caught entertaining prostitutes…2 senior Secret Service agents, apparently drunk, almost run over a barricaded suspected bomb right in front of the White House…Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for these and other revelations.