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 26, 2012 — Federal prosecutors and law enforcement are working to eliminate human trafficking. How that happens and how they help victims, from the sex trade to agricultural work, differs. Writer Noy Thrupkaew, WGBH reporter Phillip Martin and Amy Bennett Williams of The News-Press explain.
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.
Jul 10, 2012 — NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener feedback on previous show topics including the Supreme Court ruling on the health care law, dealing with extreme anxiety and the centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie's birth.