Life of the Law

Life of the Law

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.

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133: In-Studio: Police, Race and Fatal Force

Life of the Law

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?

45 Min

Apr 16, 2018

132: Death by Police: A Mother's (audio) Diary

Life of the Law

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.

36 Min

Apr 2, 2018

131: LIVE LAW SF - Initial Public Offering

Life of the Law

This week we present Live Law: IPO - stories from people living with the rapid fire shifts that come with tech in the Bay Area

95 Min

Mar 20, 2018

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71 min
Mar 6, 2018
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This week, Life of the Law presents a new INSIDE SAN QUENTIN episode - a conversation inside San Quentin produced exclusively by men incarcerated inside the prison.

49 min
Feb 20, 2018
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Our production team discusses the making of the series UGANDA, children in conflict zones, and what justice has come to represent, so many years after the crisis began with guest Kim Seelinger.

36 min
Feb 7, 2018
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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.

44 min
Jan 24, 2018
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Reporter Gladys Oroma presents Part 2 of our special series following the lives of two of the thousands of children who were abducted beginning in the mid 1980's and continuing through 2008.

36 min
Jan 9, 2018
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Today man named Dominic Ongwen is on trial before the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands. The 42 year old Ugandan is charged with committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Northern Uganda.

59 min
Dec 27, 2017
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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.

38 min
Dec 12, 2017
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More than two million Americans will spend the holidays locked up in a jail or prison. In the Bay Area, volunteers spend a few hours inside San Quentin State Prison's cell blocks singing holiday songs with the men. It's an annual tradition.

40 min
Nov 28, 2017
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What matters in the end, on election day, is who has the right to vote and who goes to the polls to cast their ballot.

20 min
Nov 14, 2017
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Reporter Megan Marrelli tells the story of Dennis Rickett and his life without  a photo ID.

52 min
Oct 31, 2017
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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.

33 min
Oct 17, 2017
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We share the story of Luis and at the end of the episode, talk to his attorney and his mother, to find out what has happened since we first met him two years ago.

70 min
Oct 3, 2017
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Transition and Transformation

38 min
Sep 19, 2017
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All over the world people create. Music, art, literature. But is their creative work protected?

35 min
Sep 5, 2017
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Can someone really own an image, or own a song? Here in the United States, the answer is yes, absolutely. But that isn’t the case everywhere.

48 min
Aug 22, 2017
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Moral luck and prosecutorial discretion in America

29 min
Aug 8, 2017
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It all started out as a plan to steal some comic books, sell them and split the cash. That was before a busted lip, a heart attack, and federal prosecutors stepped in.

69 min
Jul 11, 2017
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Locking People Up

44 min
Jun 28, 2017
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Playing Games

19 min
Jun 13, 2017
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NBA Champion GS Warriors vs SQ Warriors

48 min
Jun 2, 2017
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Unequal Protection

32 min
May 23, 2017
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Warren McCleskey’s unsuccessful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

37 min
Apr 4, 2017
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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.

53 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Heroin Town

48 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Methadone treatment doesn’t always work. So what do you do?

53 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Radio Silenced

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