On July 24, 2014's edition of The Spot, KALW's new showcase for the best podcasts in public radio: Radio Ambulante Unscripted, "Art And Activism". Daniel Alarcon talks with artist and cultural organizer Fabianna Rodriguez. And from Life Of The Law, "Two Sides of a River". Reporter Jason Albert follows one city as it grapples with how to enforce laws in a public park without unnecessarily restricting public use.
Life of the Law: The Necessity Defense Cannibals, cannabis-growers, Vietnam War protesters, and prison escapees all have something in common: The necessity defense. We explore the origins and uses of this rare long-shot defense argument, which says in essence, “Yes, I’m guilty of committing a crime...."
Life of the Law: Privacy Issues Mike Katz-Lacabe is a normal, taxpaying, married, father of two. And yet, the San Leandro police department has what amounts to a family photo album of him and his car. If you drive a car and live in an American city, your local police department probably has an album of you, too.
Youth Radio podcast: "An on-line challenge turns deadly" An online drinking challenge made popular in the UK and Australia has already been responsible for five deaths of men under 30 years old. Youth Radio’s Rafael Johns and his friends have been monitoring this trend on YouTube wondering if it will hit in the US.