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Perspective Podcast - May 1, 2015

In this edition of the Perspective podcast...

Baltimore Erupts
This past week, the city of Baltimore erupted as demonstrators looted stores and set fires after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddy Gray, who suffered a spinal cord injury and later died while in police custody. On Friday a big turn in the case -  the Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby ruling Gray's death a homicide and the arrest illegal. She also brought criminal charges against the six police officers involved in the arrest. Earlier in the week, ABC's Byron Pitts was in Baltimore as the protests began:

CO Theater Shooting Trial
This week, a jury began hearing testimony in the trial of the man accused of opening fire inside a crowded Colorado movie theater in 2012 . It's a trial that promises to drag on for many months, and as  ABC's Alex Stone - who's been in the courtroom - tells us jurors have been hearing some very emotional testimony:

Marathon Bombing Trial Continues
Another high-profile trial continued this week, nearly two thousand miles away in Boston. The defense made its case in the sentencing phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - arguing he should spend the rest of his life in prison as opposed to receiving the death penalty. ABC's Aaron Katersky has been covering that trial in Boston:

Bruce Jenner: What You Didn't Hear
We're hearing more from Bruce Jenner's family in the wake of his interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer where he revealed his lifetime struggle with gender identity. Here's ABC's Chris Connelly:

College Rape Crisis
It's a growing problem that some are calling a full-blown crisis - sex assaults on college campuses across America. It's been an especially big problem for The University of Montana in Missoula, and now a renowned author is turning the spotlight on law enforcement there, saying they haven't done enough to bring attackers to justice. ABC's Juju Chang has the story:

Finally Free
Three girls held captive in a Cleveland home for over a decade made a miraculous escape in May of 2013. Now, two of those survivors are telling their side of the story and how they plan to move forward in their lives, speaking exclusively to ABC's Robin Roberts:

Vacation With A Stranger

Picture your perfect vacation. Is it sightseeing in Europe? Doing absolutely nothing on a sandy beach? Whatever you imagine, now picture doing it with a perfect stranger who's paying for everything. Yep, that's the idea behind a new website called "MissTravel" ..but some are saying it seems a little too much like an escort service. ABC's Matt Gutman takes a closer look:

Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: David Rind

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