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Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has biological roots just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability and punishment, including the death penalty.

Following His Father, A Palestinian Hopes For Peace

Yousef Bashir was 15 when he was shot in the back during the Israeli occupation of Gaza. He is now a student in the U.S. and hopes one day he'll become a diplomat and return home.

Fresh Air Weekend: Wes Anderson, Driverless Cars And 'Overwhelmed'

The filmmaker discusses his latest project, The Grand Budapest Hotel; the once-futuristic concept is closer to becoming a reality; and author Brigid Schulte looks at the pressures on working moms.

In Digestion: Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat

With books like Stiff and Spook, Roach has built a reputation for making unpalatable subjects entertaining. In Gulp, she tackles the human digestive system, from the mouth on down.

Has Money Taken Over American Politics?

Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig says corruption is at the heart of American politics and issues a bipartisan call for change.

What If Our Health Care System Kept Us Healthy?

Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.

Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.

Why Can't We Talk About An Injustice?

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson explains how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color, and how we can address it.

A Father's Funny And Sweet Send-off For Himself

Before he died, Walter George Bruhl Jr. penned his own obituary. Funny and moving, the obit went viral soon after it was posted on the website Reddit. His son Martin speaks about his father's note.

A Senator's Long And Patient Recovery From Stroke

Two years ago, Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois was paralyzed on his left side by a stroke. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about his recovery and his hopes for other stroke victims.