NPR : Tell Me More

Filed Under:

When Crime Rings Target The Disabled

Play associated audio
Philadelphia has been reeling over horrific details of four disabled adults being held captive while their Social Security checks were allegedly cashed by a criminal ring. To learn about the case and what it can teach about protecting the disabled, Michel Martin speaks with Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter Allison Steele and Dick Sobsey, who runs the International Coalition on Abuse and Disability. (LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This conversation may not be comfortable for some listeners.)
NPR

'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
NPR

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
NPR

The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.