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Innocence Project

Deirdre Enright

Enright is perhaps best known to fans of the super-popular podcast Serial as the legal sleuth questioning the guilt of convicted murderer Adnan Syed. As director of the University of Virginia’s Innocence Project, she has a front row view of failures in our judicial system, from underpaid and inept lawyers to over-eager and biased police officers.

16 mins

Other Side of the Bench

Steve Helvin

As a district court judge for 21 years, Helvin says that incorrect rulings probably happen more than you might expect and the court system should be ready to reverse bad decisions.

10 mins

Love and Jealousy

Mindy Erchull

When it comes to love, jealousy is sometimes thought of as “natural” or even desirable. We explore a study that suggests women who see jealousy as a positive thing may be more likely to find themselves in abusive relationships.

11 mins

Gun Ownership

Alex Tabarrok and Justin Briggs

Tragedies like the Newtown shootings dominate the debate over gun ownership. But in an average year, suicides outnumber homicides by 3 to 1 and most are by firearm.  We look closer at whether more gun ownership means more suicides.

20 mins

In this hour we look at the failures in our judicial system. We’ll also hear about the impact jealousy has on relationships and whether there’s causal relationship between more gun ownership and more suicides.

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