The Supreme Court decision limiting police seizure of property has spurred a bill in Missouri to stop police from seizing millions from people who have not committed a crime or carried drugs.
Law enforcement agencies in St. Charles County got a budget windfall of more than $1 million in 2017. The source? A court process known as civil asset forfeiture.
Rachel Lippmann and William Freivogel discuss how police departments use civil asset forfeiture, as well as the legal implications of the practice.
Both Tracey Eaton and Jared Olson have reported on the Zapatistas in Mexico—Eaton in 1994 and Olson almost 25 years later. Here, in a wide-ranging conversation they share experiences and insights into an enigmatic social movement.
Alom left Myanmar for Malaysia when he was a teenager. He was deported about seven years later, but he couldn't go home because security forces had waged a genocidal campaign on his community.
In a still-nascent state, South Sudan, thousands of minors are enlisted in the government and rebel armed forces. The invisible victims of a conflict they have no control over.
The peat swamp forests of Borneo are the site of a failed agricultural experiment. As indigenous people lost their livelihood, carbon poured into the atmosphere.
Indira Lakshmanan guest hosted a segment on NPR's 1A covering the politics of climate change in the United States and the future of the "Green New Deal."
Sasha Ingber reports on how music helps victims of genocide protect their identity and culture, preserving history for future generations.
Years before Myanmar's crackdown on the Rohingya, authorities were trying to silence them. Refugees in southern Bangladesh's sprawling camps are now making music to commemorate their culture.
Grantee Shaina Shealy joins the Lenny Says podcast to share the story of a woman who uses Facebook to break cultural taboos around menstruation.
Than Toe Aung faced years of discrimination and harassment as a Muslim in Myanmar. When he discovered the power of slam poetry, he decided to use it as a tool to speak out, unite and fight for justice.