Thanatos is the Greek god of death, and a man bearing his name roams the streets of Vancouver in a mask. His mission is to help people, and guest host Phoebe Judge listens to what drives him to be a real-life superhero.
Quentin Rowan's spy novel, Assassin of Secrets, debuted to critical acclaim last November. Soon after, Google-savvy readers began to realize that Rowan had stolen nearly every word from other spy novels.
Aglaya Glebova, a Russian-American graduate student, marched in Moscow last December and wrote that elections for Vladimir Putin and the parliament were rigged. She tells Dick that fellow demonstrators have been arrested and the protest movement is flagging.
In 1981, Ray, an Army veteran and aspiring musician was charged with kidnapping, rape and felonious assault. He was accused of attacking a 12 year old boy and 11 year old girl. Ray could have received a lighter sentence if he pled guilty but he refused and was sentenced to life in prison plus 12-40 years. He was released on DNA evidence in 2010 after spending 28 years in prison.
Jennifer Thompson was a college student when she was raped. During the attack Jennifer tried to memorize what the man looked like so she could identify him later. Jennifer wrongly identified Ronald Cotton, and he served 11 years before he was exonerated.
Carlos Spector is an immigration attorney in El Paso, just over the border from Juarez. He represents Mexicans seeking asylum in the U.S. Many of them are police officers, journalists, lawyers, and business owners - all refugees from the drug war. Last year Carlos became a target himself, receiving a threat from armed gunmen. Also in this show: Hope In Reality TV
As happens to thousands of people every day, Gabriel Silverman had his bike stolen. But days later on Craigslist, he found a description of a bike which was suspiciously like his own. He decided to make an "offer" on the bike, just to see if it was his.