trial http://wamc.org en 3/5/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/3514-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Ukraine<br />License Program<br />Cuomo V. De Blasio<br />Murder Trial</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85156 at http://wamc.org 3/5/14 Panel 4/1/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/4113-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s&nbsp;Dr. Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donhahue moderates.</p><p>Today's topics:<br>Death of Prosecutors in Texas<br>The Jodi Arias trial enters its fourth month this week<br>Number of Young Adults Hit by Recession up<br>NYT Changes Obit After Criticism<br>April Fool’s Day (Julia Winterbottom, author of <em>Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet!</em> joins via phone.)</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61146 at http://wamc.org "East Coast Rapist" Sentenced to Life in Prison http://wamc.org/post/east-coast-rapist-sentenced-life-prison <p></p><p>MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A Connecticut man who became known as the "East Coast Rapist" for a series of sexual assaults over more than a decade from Rhode Island to Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison.</p><p></p><p>The three life terms imposed Friday on Aaron Thomas of New Haven, Conn., followed his guilty plea last year in Manassas, Virgina for abducting three teenage trick-or-treaters and raping two of them on Halloween 2009 in Prince William County.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58930 at http://wamc.org "East Coast Rapist" Sentenced to Life in Prison A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris http://wamc.org/post/wilderness-error-trials-jeffrey-macdonald-errol-morris <p>On Feb. 17, 1970, physician Jeffrey MacDonald called the police to his Fort Bragg, N.C., home. He told the responding officers that he had been assaulted by a group of "hippie" intruders, who had also bludgeoned and stabbed his wife and two young daughters — ages 2 and 5 — to death. MacDonald suffered a concussion and collapsed lung but survived.<br> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47858 at http://wamc.org A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris Sandusky at Courthouse for Child Sex-Abuse Trial http://wamc.org/post/sandusky-courthouse-child-sex-abuse-trial <p>Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse for the start of his child sex-abuse trial.</p><p>Sandusky arrived at the courthouse in Bellefonte on Monday morning along with defense attorney Joe Amendola. He smiled briefly for cameras before walking inside.</p><p>A jury of seven women and five men are scheduled to hear opening statements in the case, ending months of pretrial wrangling in the high-profile case that led to the firing of legendary late Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Many of the jurors have strong ties to the university.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:32:30 +0000 40773 at http://wamc.org Sandusky at Courthouse for Child Sex-Abuse Trial Chief Accuser Expected in Clemens Trial Monday http://wamc.org/post/chief-accuser-expected-clemens-trial-monday <p>Roger Clemens&#39; chief accuser is expected to testify against the former pitcher. It will be a make-or-break moment for the prosecution as it seeks to convict Clemens of perjury.</p><p>Brian McNamee, Clemens&#39; former strength coach, takes the stand Monday as the trial moves into its fifth week. McNamee says he injected the seven-time Cy Young Award winner with steroids and human growth hormone in 1998, 2000 and 2001.</p><p>Clemens is accused of lying to Congress when he denied using those drugs.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 10:35:36 +0000 38891 at http://wamc.org Chief Accuser Expected in Clemens Trial Monday Two Cooperators Give Unprecedented Look at al-Qaida http://wamc.org/post/two-cooperators-give-unprecedented-look-al-qaida <p>Two high-value government cooperators have offered an unprecedented firsthand account of how al-Qaida operated in the decade following the September 11 attacks.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The pair testified at the trial of Adis Medunjanin.&nbsp; A Brooklyn jury convicted him last week on charges he plotted with former high school classmates to attack Manhattan subway lines in 2009.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 12:12:33 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38412 at http://wamc.org Two Cooperators Give Unprecedented Look at al-Qaida Government Might Be Given More Leeway in Clemens Trial http://wamc.org/post/government-might-be-given-more-leeway-clemens-trial <p>The judge in the Roger&nbsp;Clemens perjury trial may be on the verge of letting the government show the former pitcher&#39;s largely baseball-ignorant jury just how widespread steroids and human growth hormone were in the sport.</p><p>The move is one that Clemens&#39; lawyers would like to avoid, but may have brought on themselves.</p><p>Clemens is on trial for allegedly lying in a 2008 congressional deposition and hearing when he said he never used steroids or HGH.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 11:23:30 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37983 at http://wamc.org Government Might Be Given More Leeway in Clemens Trial Clemens Perjury Trial Resumes after Five-Day Break http://wamc.org/post/clemens-perjury-trial-resumes-after-five-day-break <p>The Roger Clemens perjury trial is resuming after a five-day break. The prosecution&#39;s first witness, congressional staffer Phil Barnett, will return to the stand Monday after beginning his testimony last Tuesday.</p><p>Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is accused of lying to Congress when, at a hearing and deposition that preceded it, he denied taking steroids or human growth hormone.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:34:40 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37890 at http://wamc.org Clemens Perjury Trial Resumes after Five-Day Break Former MA State Treasurer Makes Court Appearance http://wamc.org/post/former-ma-state-treasurer-makes-court-appearance <p>Former Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy Cahill, who is facing corruption charges, was in court briefly Wednesday. &nbsp;WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>A pre-trial conference in Cahill&rsquo;s case was postponed for a month at the request of Jeffrey Denner, Cahill&rsquo;s new lawyer, who told the judge he needed time to get up to speed.&nbsp; There was no change in the September date for Cahill&rsquo;s trial. &nbsp;</p><p>Cahill told reporters in Boston after the brief hearing that he is confident his legal team will prove he did nothing wrong.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:57:08 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37665 at http://wamc.org Former MA State Treasurer Makes Court Appearance