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Perspective Podcast - March 13, 2015

In this edition of Perspective...

OU Frat Firestorm
After a short video of some of its members singing a racist chant went viral, the University of Oklahoma kicked the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity off campus and expelled two of its members. It's just the latest controversy surrounding Greek life on college campuses all over the country. ABC's Ryan Owens went to the campus to get reaction:

Sexual Assaults On Campus
Meanwhile, a new film is helping shine light on the growing problem of sexual assaults on college campuses. It argues the schools are failing to protect their students and must do better. ABC's Amy Robach has more:

Robert Durst Murder Investigation
Robert Durst, the eccentric New York real estate tycoon has only been formally charged with murder once. However, he's suspected of many more killings. Now, his participation in a new documentary is raising more suspicion - and more interest in his case. ABC's Dan Harris explains:

Iraqi PM Talks ISIS

Iraq is one of the countries most deeply affected by the rise of the terror group ISIS…and the country's prime minister says they need more help in the fight. ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz went to Baghdad to talk to him:

Pill-Free Pain Relief
How do you treat pain? Most turn to medication to cure whatever ails them. Now, a new treatment promises that same relief - without any pills. ABC's Juju Chang explains:

Tinder For Snobs?
Some dating apps are more exclusive than others. Take the new app that some are calling the "Tinder for snobs" - it only allows the most ambitious and beautiful people out there to join - and not everyone is on board with that idea. ABC's Rachel Smith has more:

Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: David Rind

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Perspective Podcast - March 6, 2015

In this edition of Perspective...

Marathon Bombing Trial Begins
This past Wednesday, a jury heard opening arguments in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. ABC's Aaron Katersky was in Boston during those dramatic days in April nearly two years ago, and he's back there now covering the trial:

U.S. Christian Battling ISIS
That brutal terror group ISIS has committed countless atrocities during its rise to power, including holding hundreds of Assyrian Christians captive. One American saw what ISIS is doing, and he traveled to the Middle East to battle the terror group himself. ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran went to Iraq to meet him:

Women Behind Bars
What is life really like for women behind bars? There are record numbers of them in this country, some of them serving life sentences. ABC's Diane Sawyer traveled to prisons across the U.S. to hear their stories:

"Zombie Properties"
You might have come across a dilapidated, run down house right in the middle of an otherwise attractive neighborhood. But when you actually live next to one of these abandoned "zombie" properties, it can seem like a bad dream. ABC's Gloria Rivieria talked to someone who knows that all too well:

Born In The Wild
Hospitals offer all the modern comforts and technology moms need to have a baby safely. However, some of those moms don't want all that...they're opting for a more "natural" approach to birthing. ABC's Juju Chang explains:

The World Of "Bronies"
If you think about who loves "My Little Pony," 20-year-old dudes probably don't come to mind. But that's exactly the demographic that's been flocking to conventions centered around these cartoon horse - many call them "bronies." ABC's David Wright has more:

Host: Scott Goldberg
Producer: David Rind


Perspective Podcast - February 27, 2015

In this edition of Perspective...

"American Sniper" Trial
This past Tuesday, a Texas jury convicted Eddie Ray Routh in the murder of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and a fellow Army veteran Chad Littlefield. The jury wasted little time in finding Routh guilty of capital murder, a crime that carried an automatic life sentence. ABC's Jim Ryan covered the entire trial, and we spoke to him from Stephenville Texas right after the verdict came down:

The Rescue Of Hannah Anderson
Back in 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was kidnapped. Her case made national news, but it also had a happy ending when she was rescued by the FBI. Now, we're getting details of just how the rescue played out - and how lucky she was to make it out alive. ABC News Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas has the details:

Conjoined Twins Separated
The parents of conjoined twins thought their girls would never have a life apart. But doctors thought otherwise, and went ahead with a risky, complicated surgery to separate them. ABC's Juju Chang was there for a behind the scenes look:

ABC News Fixer: Recall Confusion
Millions of cars containing defective airbags made by Takata Corporation have been recalled over the past year, but the list of vehicles affected has been rolled out slowly - and that can be confusing for consumers. One man wanted to know if his car was on the list, so he came to the ABC News Fixer for help. Here's ABC's Stephanie Zimmerman:

Winter Driving Phobia
This winter, ice, sleet and snow has made driving tough for millions of Americans. For one woman, it's more than tough - she says for her, it's a full-blown phobia. ABC News Senior Meteorologist Rob Marciano has her story:

Iran's First Female VP
During the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, an English-speaking spokeswoman became the voice of the student group that overran the U.S. embassy and took 52 Americans hostage. Now she's known by many as "Mary," and she's the first  Vice President of Iran who's a woman. ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz spoke to her:

"The Sound Of Music" Story
It is of course a cinema classic. "The Sound of Music" was released 50 years ago, and won numerous honors including the Oscar for "Best Picture." Now, there's a new book out - just in time for the anniversary and the film's re-release in April. Here's ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Bill Diehl:

Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: David Rind

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