Law is alive. It doesn’t live in books and words. It thrives in how well we understand and apply it to everyday life.
We ask questions, find answers, and publish what we discover in feature episodes and live storytelling.
This week, our team meets up in the studios of KQED in San Francisco to see if we can sort out the answers to the question - genetic testing - promise or peril?
Some two decades ago, filmmaker Andrew Nicols wrote and directed GATTACA a sci-fi movie that presented a future in which individuals and society were at risk from having gained access to, and control of, our genetic code.
Mothers, brothers, sons and daughters in cities across the country are suffering from the loss of a loved one to police use of fatal force. Is there a way, under the law, to prevent these deaths from happening in the future?
Police throughout the US shoot and kill unarmed people, in Sacramento, Detroit, New Orleans and Madison. One mother of a biracial teen who was shot and killed by a local police officer, kept an audio diary following her son's death.
Reporter Gladys Oroma presents the third part of our special series following the lives of Beatrice Ocwee and Samuel Akena, two of the thousands of children who were abducted from their homes in northern Uganda and held captive by LRA rebels.
On Saturday night, Dec 5, 2015 more than 200 people filled the pews of the Catholic chapel inside San Quentin State Prison for a first-ever uncensored storytelling event behind the prison walls.
This week, our team goes IN-STUDIO with Jose "Chito" Vela, the young man's immigration attorney and now candidate for the Texas State Legislature, to talk about immigration, DACA, and life in America one year into the Trump Presidency.
Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 19, Greg Eskridge was sentenced to 65 years-to-life plus two life terms in prison. Greg's mom, Patricia Eskridge, was in the courtroom that day to hear the judge announce what, in many ways, would be her future.
Never before has a sitting justice not won re-election in Kansas. But 2016 is a different sort of election year.
What do you eat for breakfast? A bit of steel cut oatmeal with warm milk. Yogurt with fresh fruit. And when you sit down to eat do you think about where it all comes from? That might be a problem for the people who work to make your breakfast possible.
This month, we’re presenting a special summer series of the best and the brightest NEW VOICES in investigative reporting and audio production. Ariel Ritchin at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has taken a hard look at posting bail.
When should a judge step aside? As more and more money floods into judicial elections across the nation, states are grappling with this question.
Domestic oil drilling offers private landowners the promise of riches in their own backyard. But what if you don’t want to live next door to an oil well? Who do you call? Depends on who has the ear of the court.
Have you ever had a police officer from your town, live on your block? The answer is likely, no. And there’s a good chance that your local beat cop doesn’t even live in the city they patrol—they likely commute out to the suburbs when their shift is over.
Life of the Law looks back over some of our favorite stories from the year: The ones that left us hopeful.