Oct 9, 2012 — In community policing, law enforcement emphasizes local citizen involvement as a way to deter and prevent crime. But as local budgets are slashed and police face layoffs in departments across the country, fewer and fewer resources are dedicated to it.
Sep 11, 2012 — Sixteen members of a conservative Amish church group have been charged with hate crimes after forcibly cutting off the beards of members of a breakaway Amish group. In a piece for Bloomberg View, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman argues that while the attacks should be punished, they aren't hate crimes.
Aug 19, 2012 — Ukraine's newly passed language law, which gives Russian status as the the country's official language, is a very emotional issue. The law illustrates how Ukraine remains a divided nation, with a Russian-speaking, Moscow-leaning east and Ukrainian-speaking, Hapsburg- and Polish-influenced west.
Aug 17, 2012 — Advocates say a public prayer amendment to the Missouri state constitution will strengthen the right to pray in public. But critics say it'll marginalize non-Christians. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with Missouri State Rep. Mike McGhee who sponsored the initiative, and the Anti-Defamation League's Karen Aroesty, who opposes it.
Aug 8, 2012 — The accused Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page, was reportedly involved with white supremacist rock bands. The Southern Poverty Law Center had a file on Page dating back ten years. Senior Fellow Mark Potok speaks with host Michel Martin about how Page's political leanings may have played a role in the shooting.