Bryan Rigg received his B.A. with honors from Yale University and his Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer and volunteer in the Israeli Army, he was a professor at the American Military University.Read More
We had technical difficulties with our scheduled call-in guest, but Ali stepped in to deliver a clutch interview. She is the host of BAM! (Body and Mind) and has been with I Am Royalty Radio since its 2015 launch.Read More
Having a neighbor like Daniel Vaugh - BBQ editor for the Texas Monthly Magazine - I could not pass up the opportunity to do an episode on Texas BBQ. But what does that have to do with Race, Violence, or Medicine? More than you think.Read More
Why did a group of teen stage performers join the NRA? And how do they combine activism with the performing arts?
The Cry Havoc Theater Company stopped by Race, Violence & Medicine for a lively discussion about gun violence and creating their next production - Babel. These teens will impress you with wisdom that belies their age.Read More
When you hear "community policing," do you think of law enforcement as trusted partners or feared enforcers? As Chairman of the City of Dallas Citizens Police Review Board, I have learned the answer to this question has many layers of complexity. On this episode, two experts help demystify this topic.Read More
On June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was walking home from a party when three white men in a pickup truck offered him a ride. They drove Byrd out to a lonely country road, tied him to a logging chain, and dragged him three miles to his death.
Joyce King, an award-winning journalist and native Texan, was assigned to cover the story, which drew international media headlines. In Hate Crime, she provides a chilling re-creation of the slaying and the subsequent trials.
Do you wonder what it's like to give expert testimony in a homicide case? Or what role does an autopsy play in bringing closure to families? And how is it possible to retrieve all that information from the deceased?
On this episode, Dr. Candace Schoppe, a forensic pathologist based in Dallas, TX, takes us behind the curtain on a journey into the world of forensic pathology.Read More