Guest host Alex Chadwick talks with Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer about the oil that spilled in the Yellowstone River last month. Alex gets an update on the clean-up and talks to the governor about Montana as an energy state.
Today, we delve into the idea of rehabilitation. Christopher Linder is an interesting case. He'd already been convicted of a felony when he ran for mayor of Pawnee, Oklahoma. His voters knew the whole story of the drug deal gone bad and the five years in prison - and they elected him anyway. But a law in Oklahoma forbids him from taking office.
Columbia Law School professor James Liebman organized his students to re-investigate a murder case which led to the execution of Carlos De Luna. They found evidence that they believe proves that the state of Texas executed the wrong man.
When Peter Hessler first arrived in the remote Chinese river town of Fuling, the only way to get there was by boat. Recently, he went back for a visit to explore the changes that the Three Gorges Dam has made.
How long would it be to walk every one of Barry Bonds's walks? If this kind of statistic appeals to you, then settle in and listen to Craig Robinson, the graphic illustrator who captures the arcane and inventive facts of baseball.
Frank Bender was a forensic sculptor who stumbled into his calling. He was able to see the faces of missing people and homicide victims with few clues. Frank passed away last week. Producer Peter Clowney visited him in his Philadelphia studio some years ago, and we are re-airing this profile.