The Gist speaks with a prosecutor about the Ray Rice case, and John Dickerson on ISIS and public opinion.

Tips for Prosecuting Ray Rice

Tips for Prosecuting Ray Rice

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 10 2014 6:14 PM

The Problem of Dual Arrests in Domestic Violence

The Gist explores what the Ray Rice case tells us about prosecuting domestic violence.

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Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife, Janay, at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014.

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Listen to Episode 89 of Slate’s The Gist:

How appropriate were the measures taken against Ray Rice? Today on The Gist, learn why lethality indicators are essential for prosecutors trying domestic abuse. Attorney adviser Christopher Mallios from AEquitas explains how prosecutors approach domestic violence. Then, Slate’s John Dickerson joins us to explain how public opinion has changed regarding U.S. involvement in the Middle East. For the Spiel, how the NFL’s womanless culture makes horrendous decisions when it comes to women.


Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.