WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

Sexual Assault In The Military

A new Defense Department report indicates that efforts to combat sexual violence in the military are not working. The report shows that the number of recorded cases of sexual assault actually rose last year. The Pentagon also says an estimated 26,000 women and men experienced "unwanted sexual contact" in 2012. That's up from about 19,000 two years earlier. Several lawmakers are introducing bills calling for tougher penalties for offenders and better legal support for assault victims. A discussion on how to stop what some say is a culture of sexual violence in the military.

Department Of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Strategy


'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Is About An Ex-Superhero Turned Private Investigator

The plot of the new Netflix show is something rare in superhero TV or film stories: It's a tale of women banding together to stop the man who abused them. Jessica Jones is played by Krysten Ritter.

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

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