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September 16, 2014

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Megan`s Law
Last Aired: 3/3/2000

In 1994, Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old girl, was abducted and raped by a twice-convicted sex offender who unbeknownst to the girl`s family lived across the street. In response to the outrage at this act, New Jersey passed a registration and community notification law, which requires disclosure of information about sex offenders upon their release from prison. Today nearly every state and the federal government
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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