Inside The News

Inside The News

Inside The News

CATEGORY: News
A joint podcast of the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio takes listeners inside news coverage each week with Star Tribune reporters and editors. WCCO Radio's Jordana Green is the host.
  1. March 12, 2019
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    How the Star Tribune’s Denied Justice series changed…
    The team of reporters behind the Star Tribune’s Denied Justice series spent how two years doing research, diligent digging through hundreds of rape stories. It was work that needed to be done to identify system…
  2. January 04, 2019
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    Episode Eight: How a police officer confronted past…
    In 2012, Justin Boardman, a police officer in Utah, attended a training class that led him to a disturbing realization: He had been closing rape cases without properly investigating them. The reason? He had fai…
  3. January 03, 2019
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    Episode Seven: Why some rapists in Minnesota get lit…
    Emma Top was raped by her best friend, and the man was found guilty by a jury of felony sex assault. According to the Minnesota sentencing guidelines, he was supposed to serve four years in a state prison, but…
  4. December 07, 2018
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    Episode Six : When a rape victim is heard — and beli…
    Alesha Erickson says she was raped. The accused Aaron McCullough says it was a one-night stand gone wrong. Their story is different from 92 percent of others that hit the system because the case went to trial a…
  5. October 20, 2018
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    Episode 5: Why prosecutors are not charging rape sus…
    This episode of the Inside the News / Investigating Rape podcast explores why is it so hard to prosecute rape in Minnesota. It tells the story of "Rabbit," a woman who reported to police that she was raped by a…
  6. September 30, 2018
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    Episode Four: How lack of police training hurts rape…
  7. August 12, 2018
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    Episode Three: How police and the law fail victims…
    This episode focuses on the story of Joanna Howe. Her case shows some troubling trends with how police investigate rape cases when they involve alcohol. It also points to what advocates and prosecutors say are…
  8. July 25, 2018
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    Episode Two: Denied Justice — Did cops care more abo…
    A Star Tribune investigation found that in sex crimes investigations in Minnesota, there were a troubling amount of cases in which investigators never spoke with suspects or did a background check to learn thei…
  9. July 21, 2018
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    Episode One: Investigating Rape — The story of Broo…
    Brooke Morath was a 21-year -old University of Minnesota senior when she was raped near campus in March of 2015. At first, she thought she was in good hands when she met the lead investigator assigned to her ca…

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