Perspective is an award winning news magazine program that takes you beyond the headlines of today's stories and trends.


Perspective Podcast - April 24, 2015

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Women Soliders In Afghanistan
Not many people know what life was like for women soldiers in Afghanistan. It turns out the unique cultural challenges a Muslim country presents required the skills of a group of elite women fighters - who had to keep their mission a secret, even from their families. ABC's Diane Sawyer has their stories:

On Trial For Murder - Again
Cal Harris says he did not kill his wife Kim - and his children agree. However, prosecutors believe otherwise and they're putting him on trial for the murder of his wife for a third time. ABC's Matt Gutman has the details:

Frozen Embryo Legal Battle

"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara is locked in an unorthodox custody battle - over frozen embryos. When it comes to having kids, embryo freezing is becoming a popular way for women to plan ahead. However, it can cause some serious legal headaches. ABC's Linsey Davis explains:

Death Row Apology
One man spent 30 years on Death Row for a crime he says he didn't commit but was recently released after investigators uncovered new evidence. Now the man who helped put him away is offering an apology. Here's ABC's Dan Harris:

How much is too much when it comes to parents sharing on social media? One mom recently received an angry letter saying "no one cares" after posting picture after picture of her kid - and she's not the only one getting pushback for what some are calling "oversharenting." ABC's Paula Faris has more:

Party Like A President

Sure, being President means politics and policies, but it can also mean big-time parties. Brian Adams is out with a new book that runs down which Presidents got a little wild during their time in office. He spoke to Yahoo News' Olivier Knox and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein:

Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: David Rind


Perspective Podcast - April 17, 2015

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#BringBackOurGirls: One Year Later
It's been one year since Boko Haram militants captured nearly 300 young girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria, sparking a social media campaign calling for their release - #Bring Back Our Girls. While the social media traffic has slowed a bit, at least 200 girls are still missing. ABC News International Affairs Correspondent Hamish Macdonald is with us from London:

Record-Breaking Kidney Transplant Chain
You may have heard about that record-breaking chain of kidney transplants last month - complete strangers, making sacrifices from across state lines to give the gift of life. We went behind the scenes of that operation to see how it all went down. Here's ABC's Byron Pitts:

Forbidden Love
It's been called one of the most scandalous affairs in American history. A teacher and her student - decades apart in age entering in an intimate relationship - one that landed the teacher in prison for child rape. Now, they're celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary and raising two children of their own. They are also revealing more about that initial spark that started it all. ABC's Juju Chang has more:

Best Boss Ever?
This past week, the CEO of a little known credit card processing company in Seattle made headlines when he bumped up his employee's minimum salary to $70,000. Yes, you heard that right…so why'd he do it? He sat down with ABC's Ryan Smith:

Pope Francis & Exorcisms
There's plenty of movies about exorcisms out there if you've brave enough to watch, but it turns out real-life interest in demonic possessions and how to get rid of them is at an all-time high - and the very popular Pope Francis may be the reason why. ABC News Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis explains:

Smart Homes
Chances are you own a smartphone. But what about a smart home? The "Internet of Things" is connecting systems and appliances in our homes that you may take for granted…but is a truly connected home too good  to be true? ABC's Neal Karlinsky investigates:

Host: Scott Goldberg
Producer: David Rind

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Perspective Podcast - April 10, 2015

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Marathon Bombing Trial Verdict
On Wednesday, a jury of seven women and five men delivered a verdict in the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial. They found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts, 17 of which carry the possibility of a death sentence. ABC's Aaron Katersky was in the courtroom when the verdict was read:

South Carolina Police Killing
This past week, a South Carolina police officer was charged with murder and fired from the force after video showed him shooting an unarmed man repeatedly after that man tried to run away after being pulled over for having a brake light out. The incident is once again raising racial tensions as questions are being asked about unnecessary police force. ABC's Steve Osunsami has more from North Charleston:

Tech Culture & Gender
Ellen Pao was at the center of a high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit filed against a venture capital firm, whom she accused of inappropriate behavior. The jury did not find in her favor, but she believes her case opened up the conversation about the treatment of women in the technology sector. She spoke to Katie Couric of our ABC News partner Yahoo:

FLDS Custody Standoff

On last week's show, we told you about the allegations raised against the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints, how he could still be controlling the group from his jail cell. Now, we have a new story about one mother's desperate struggle to reclaim her children after leaving the congregation. ABC's Dan Harris has the details:

The Business Of Egg Freezing
Egg freezing. It's the latest trend for women across the country who are worried about their chances of getting pregnant in the future. Even the latest woman to say yes to "The Bachelor" had it done. But is this expensive procedure right for everybody? ABC's Linzie Janis has more:

Tim Gunn: "Make It Work"
You probably know Tim Gunn from the hit show "Project Runway." The fashion consultant became known for his catchphrase on the show - "make it work" and now he has a new book out explaining exactly what that means. He sat down with ABC's Scott Goldberg:

Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: David Rind

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