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Jordan Miles Verdict
The eight member jury in the Jordan Miles civil lawsuit found three Pittsburgh Police officers guilty of falsely arresting the CAPA High School student, but not excessive force. University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris joins us to explain the jury's decision.
Brave Miss World
Weeks before Linor Abargil was crowned Miss World 1998, she was brutally raped while modeling in Italy. Years later, director Cecilia Peck follows Abargil as she confronts her rapist and encourages other women to speak out about their own stories of rape. The result is what Esquire Executive Director Mark Warren calls "The Essential Documentary of 2013." Also joining the conversation is Alison Hall, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.
Business of April Fool's Day
Cheetos perfume, Taco Bell purchasing the Liberty Bell and American Beagle dogwear. They’re all examples of corporations getting into the spirit of April Fools. This week contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the business of April Fools Day.