Radio Archive by Tag

Police

  • Squirrel Cop.

    510: Fiasco! 11.01.2013

    The first day on the job inevitably means mistakes, mishaps, and sometimes... fiascos. A true ...FunnyPolice

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  • Kim Possible.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    Former DC police detective Jim Trainum tells reporter Saul Elbein about how his first murder ...CrimeCriminal JusticePolice

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  • You Don't Say.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    A person is accused of a murder he didn't commit. But in this story there is no false ...ChildhoodCrimeCriminal Justice

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  • The Sound of Sirens.

    459: What Kind of Country 03.02.2012

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has led some of the most sweeping budget cuts in the country. ...CrimeEconomicsGovernment

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  • 21 Chump Street.

    457: What I Did For Love 02.10.2012

    Last year at three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers ...DrugsHeartbreakPolice

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  • Chinese Checkmate.

    448: Adventure! 10.07.2011

    Some adventures you seek out on purpose, and others hunt you down. Producer Alex Blumberg tells ...CrimeCriminal JusticeJobs/Employment

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  • His Partner Drops a Dime.

    447: The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms 09.23.2011

    Joshuah Bearman's story continues. Chris Butler makes a transition into true criminal ...CrimeDrugsPolice

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  • Prologue.

    439: A House Divided 06.24.2011

    A few years back, when he and his family were driving home from a vacation in Texas, John Nova ...FamilyFunnyPolice

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  • Prologue.

    437: Old Boys Network 06.03.2011

    Host Ira Glass speaks with former FBI agent Bill Tobin about police collusion with organized ...CrimePolice

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  • Side Effects May Include...

    433: Fine Print 2011 04.15.2011

    In Tehran in 2004, Omid Memarian confessed to doing things he'd never done, meeting people he'd ...GovernmentPolicePolitics

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  • Act Two.

    428: Oh You Shouldn't Have 03.04.2011

    Nancy Updike follows up on a Haaretz newspaper story about a sting operation against a medical ...DrugsHealth Care/MedicinePolice

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  • Prologue.

    420: Neighborhood Watch 11.19.2010

    Host Ira Glass Host talks to Paul Gereffi, a letter carrier in Ft. Lauderdale who helped save ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • The First Rule of the Apple Store: Don't Talk About the Apple Store.

    414: Right to Remain Silent 09.10.2010

    One day, Joe Lipari had a frustrating encounter with a worker at the Apple Store. And then Joe ...Film/Film MakingPoliceTechnology

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  • Is That a Tape Recorder in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?

    414: Right to Remain Silent 09.10.2010

    For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow ...Criminal JusticeJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • Prologue.

    407: The Bridge 05.07.2010

    Ira speaks with Richard Dorsay, who became famous in 2004 when police learned that for years ...HomelessnessPolice

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  • Taking a Big Pink Eraser to the Thin Blue Line

    405: Inside Job 04.09.2010

    Michael May tells the story of Barry Cooper, a former crooked narcotics cop who has turned his ...CrimeDrugsPolice

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  • Midlife Cowboy.

    402: Save the Day 03.12.2010

    James Spring had hit his late 30s, and found his life utterly unremarkable. He needed to do ...ChildrenCrimeHeroism

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  • Talk To The Paw.

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    The same year Penn State was named #1 party school, State College was named the safest ...Police

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  • Neighborhood Watch.

    394: Bait and Switch 11.06.2009

    A couple in Texas find a seemingly abandoned car and think they've stumbled across a crime ...CrimePolice

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  • Prologue.

    380: No Map 05.15.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks a veteran police officer about a time in his 20s when he gets sent to a car ...AnimalsPolice

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  • The Fat Blue Line.

    362: Got You Pegged 08.22.2008

    While riding in a patrol car to research a novel, crime writer Richard Price witnessed a ...Live PerformancePoliceRace

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  • My Other Dog's A German Shepherd.

    328: What I Learned from Television 03.16.2007

    Regular This American Life contributor Dan Savage, a syndicated sex columnist with possibly the ...FathersParentingPolice

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  • Spray My Name, Spray My Name.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    In a way, it's the most classic cat-and-mouse game of all: A nimble graffiti writer dashes out ...ArtCrimePolice

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  • Prologue.

    306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time 01.13.2006

    Paul was a cop. One night he was pulling second shift when he had a perfectly good idea: He'd ...FunnyPolice

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  • The Things That Money Can Buy.

    301: Settling the Score 11.11.2005

    Beau O'Reilly gets a chance to settle a 17-year-old score with the help of the Chicago police. ...Personal FinancePolice

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  • Forgotten, But Not Lost.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    To find out more about the bridge Denise talked about in act one and the armed police who ...Natural DisastersPolice

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  • Froggy Goes A-courtin'.

    288: Not What I Meant 05.06.2005

    The story of a series of misunderstandings with very dire consequences. Shaheen was stopped by ...ArtCrimePolice

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  • Cops.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    Hundred of Iraqi police officers have been killed since the United States invaded Iraq. One ...IraqJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • "I'm A Legitimate Businessman...Waste Management."

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    We hear the secret recordings that ended mob control of New York garbage collection, and talk to ...CityCrimePolice

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  • Hawks And Rabbits.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    This is the story of some teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of murder and served 15 years ...Criminal JusticePoliceTeenagers

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  • Snitch.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    The story of how common and perfectly legal police interrogation procedures, procedures without ...Criminal JusticePoliceTeenagers

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  • The Friendly Man.

    181: The Friendly Man 04.06.2001

    It's another not-so-great period in Scott's life. This time he takes a job inside his ...AutomobilesJobs/EmploymentJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    We hear from Father Jim Kastigar, who got on the wrong side of Town Hall and suffered the kinds ...GovernmentPoliceReligion

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  • Untouchables.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    To understand how Cicero reacted when Hispanics started flooding into town, you have to ...CrimeGovernmentPolice

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  • The Inevitable.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    In the 1970s and 1980s, a wave of non-white migration into Cicero begins, this one primarily ...CrimeGovernmentLegal System

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  • War By Other Means.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    Despite the town's resistance, Hispanics now make up three quarters of the population. And yet ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolice

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  • They Say Our Love Is Here To Stay.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    Two stories about daily life in Cicero. First the tale of Dave Boyle, who stumbled into Cicero ...CrimeGovernmentMurder

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  • Prologue.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    Host Ira Glass goes to jail in Bristol County, Massachussetts, where there's a large Portuguese ...Criminal JusticeGovernmentImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Ira talks with producer Blue Chevigny about how a prank caller taught her that when it comes to ...CityMusicPolice

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  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Every year, the Emerald Society, an association of Irish Chicago police officers, flies in ...AlcoholCityFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Act One.

    168: The Fix Is In 09.15.2000

    We hear the first part of our story about Archer Daniels Midland and FBI informant Mark ...BusinessCrimeGovernment

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  • Act Two.

    168: The Fix Is In 09.15.2000

    Our story about ADM and Mark Whitacre continues. The FBI finds out that their star cooperating ...BusinessCrimeGovernment

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  • What Police Cannot Do.

    164: Crime Scene 07.07.2000

    Actor Matt Malloy reads a short story by Aimee Bender, from her book The Girl in the Flammable ...ChildrenCrimeFiction

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  • Prologue.

    163: Can You Fight City Hall…If You Are City Hall? 06.30.2000

    Monica Childs joined the Detroit police force because she hated cops, and wanted to change the ...Jobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • Take That, Copper.

    163: Can You Fight City Hall…If You Are City Hall? 06.30.2000

    Monica Childs's story continues. She tells the story of how she was asked by her boss to do ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    141: Invisible Worlds 10.01.1999

    There are thousands of voices passing through your body right now on radio waves—signals from ...PoliceTechnology

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  • Meet The Ball And Chain.

    122: Valentine's Day '99 02.12.1999

    When Anne Staggs started to fall for an inmate named Charles in the Texas prison system, she was ...Criminal JusticeJobs/EmploymentMurder

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  • Open Your Big Mouth.

    119: Lockup 01.08.1999

    What happens when you go into a place—in this case a prison—where there are all sorts of codes ...Criminal JusticeFunnyHolidays

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  • Squirrel Cop.

    115: First Day 11.13.1998

    The first day inevitably means mistakes, mishaps, fiascos. A true story, told by a former rookie ...AnimalsFunnyPolice

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  • Potato Potahto.

    81: Guns 10.24.1997

    Two people who've nearly died in gun battles describe what it's like, getting shot at. ...CrimeGuns/Gun ControlHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Chairman Of The Block.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    An odd occurrence at 124 East Fourth Street in Manhattan's East Village. For the last five ...CityMusicNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Whoring In Commercial Radio News.

    45: Media Fringe 12.06.1996

    Scott Carrier took a job in commercial radio working for a network correspondent he refers to as ...Jobs/EmploymentJournalismPolice

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