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Episode 74: Catastrophe (9.8.2017)
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In 1993, more than 1,000 levees broke along the Mississippi River, flooding thousands of acres. In most cases the floods were seen as an “Act of God.” In one case, however, the flood was a crime: “knowingly causing a catastrophe.” This story comes to us from Noam Osband.  For...

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Episode 73: Carry A. Nation (8.18.2017)
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At the turn of the century, Carry Nation was “America’s foremost lady hellraiser” and “the apostle of reform violence.” In her own words, she was “a bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus, barking at what He doesn’t like.”   We liked her hatchet pins so much, we...

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Episode 72: Bears, Birds, and Bones (8.4.2017)
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itunes download subscribe   As long as 2,500 years ago, Native Americans placed the bones of the dead in giant mounds of earth in the shape of animals. The Effigy Mounds National Monument was created to protect the mounds – and the bones inside. But in 2011, a new...

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Episode 71: A Bump in the Night (7.21.2017)
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itunes download subscribe   Amber Dawn was 20 when she moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Enumclaw, Washington. On her very first night, she began to notice strange sounds. And they didn’t stop.   Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.   If you haven’t already, please...

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Episode 70: The Procedure (7.7.2017)
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itunes download subscribe   In 1967, a very unlikely group of individuals gathered to help women quietly break the law and obtain an abortion. The first step was to call a phone number. A recording of a woman’s voice would tell you what do to next.   Criminal is...

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Episode 69: Becoming Chief Brown (6.16.2017)
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itunes download subscribe   Shortly after David Brown was sworn in as the Dallas Chief of Police, his son shot and killed a police officer. Just before he retired as chief, 5 Dallas officers were shot and killed in what was said to be the deadliest attack for law...

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