WMHT-FM: Marie Cusick http://kazu.org en Scandals Call Into Question Crime Labs' Oversight http://kazu.org/post/crime-lab-scandals-spur-call-more-oversight Three years ago, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/us/19forensics.html">a report</a> from the National Academy of Sciences exposed serious problems in the nation's forensic science community. It found not only a lack of peer-reviewed science in the field, but also insufficient oversight in crime laboratories.<p>Little has changed since that report came out, but concerns are growing as scandals keep surfacing at crime labs across the country.<p><strong>Critical Errors Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:33:00 +0000 WMHT-FM: Marie Cusick 19256 at http://kazu.org Scandals Call Into Question Crime Labs' Oversight Activist Puts Albany Neighborhood On The Bus Map http://kazu.org/post/activist-puts-albany-neighborhood-bus-map The New York state capital, Albany, is a gathering place for the state's most powerful people.<p>But in the city's poor and predominately black South End neighborhood, many residents once felt powerless.<p>They had repeatedly asked for better public transit for South End, an area plagued with poverty and crime not far from New York's gated governor's mansion.<p>Today, the city's Route 100 bus glides easily up Morton Avenue, a steep hill in the South End neighborhood. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 07:05:00 +0000 WMHT-FM: Marie Cusick 8369 at http://kazu.org Activist Puts Albany Neighborhood On The Bus Map Medieval Christmas Cookies Still In Fashion http://kazu.org/post/medieval-christmas-cookies-still-fashion Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Families have passed down Christmas cookie recipes for generations, but few traditions date back further than this one from Medieval Europe.<p>Marie Cusick reports for NPR from Strasburg, Pennsylvania.<p>MARIE CUSICK, BYLINE: At Heather Botchlet's bakery in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it's not uncommon for an Amish horse and buggy to pass by.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF A HORSE AND BUGGY)<p>CUSICK: But even though many of her neighbors are still living as if it's the 19th century, the tradition Botchlet is keeping alive is much older. Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:00:00 +0000 WMHT-FM: Marie Cusick 3349 at http://kazu.org