Oklahoma is on its way to becoming the first state in the nation to use nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates. Both houses of the state's legislature have approved separate bills to allow for the procedure. This is all happening as the Supreme Court prepares to review lethal injection procedures in Oklahoma. Their specific method involves a deadly cocktail that resulted in a botched execution last spring. Richard Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, discusses his concerns about this new execution model.
Lucas County, Ohio has become a model for transforming its juvenile justice system, focusing on community-based rehabilitation rather than incarceration. And they're seeing results.
Through the eyes of two leading NASA astronomers, The Takeaway is exploring distant worlds light years away from Earth in our series “Brave New Worlds: Looking for Life in The Goldilocks Zone.”
The new documentary film "Merchants of Doubt" from director Robert Kenner looks at the so-called scientists and experts working for big corporations to sway our opinions on their products and national policy.
The Takeaway looks at a new scandal swirling around Hillary Clinton, we explore what a habitable moon would look like, and we discuss the corporate business of buying experts.