Mantis Cam
  • Apr 17, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 7:41 mins

Guest: Missael Garcia, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher of Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The mantis shrimp has the some of the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom, and if we could see like they do, scientists think we’d have better underwater navigation systems. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have made a camera to help our much-less capable human eyes see more like the mantis shrimp. It’s called the “mantis cam” and we recently learned about it through an article in “The Atlantic.”

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Bail is Not Just

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Guest: Shima Baradaran Baughman, JD, Professor of Law at the University of Utah, Author of “The Bail Book: A Comprehensive Look at Bail in America’s Criminal Justice System” Nearly two-thirds of the people sitting in jail around the country right now have not been convicted of a crime. So why are they behind bars? Mostly because they either couldn’t come up with the money to make bail or a judge deemed them too risky to go free while they wait for trial. "And so what?" you may be thinking. These people obviously did something to get themselves arrested. But what about “innocent until proven guilty”? As legal scholar Shima Baradaran Baughman sees it, America’s bail system is racist, unfair to people who are poor, unnecessarily expensive to tax payers and maybe even unconstitutional.

Guest: Shima Baradaran Baughman, JD, Professor of Law at the University of Utah, Author of “The Bail Book: A Comprehensive Look at Bail in America’s Criminal Justice System” Nearly two-thirds of the people sitting in jail around the country right now have not been convicted of a crime. So why are they behind bars? Mostly because they either couldn’t come up with the money to make bail or a judge deemed them too risky to go free while they wait for trial. "And so what?" you may be thinking. These people obviously did something to get themselves arrested. But what about “innocent until proven guilty”? As legal scholar Shima Baradaran Baughman sees it, America’s bail system is racist, unfair to people who are poor, unnecessarily expensive to tax payers and maybe even unconstitutional.