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The US Supreme Court has ruled that "kids are different," but thousands of juveniles are still being tried as grown-ups. They're often confined with adult prisoners—even when their crimes are not serious or violent. We hear how the war on crime eroded juvenile justice.

Later on the program, Barbie gets a reality check… and three new bodies. 

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Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Paul von Zielbauer
Gideon Brower

Zika Virus Is "Spreading Explosively" Says the WHO 6 MIN, 29 SEC

Saying the Zika Virus is now "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization has scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday. On the agenda is the possible declaration of a public health emergency. Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, has more.

Guests:
Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations (@Laurie_Garrett)

Holding Kids Accountable for Their Crimes 34 MIN, 41 SEC

Juvenile Justice was established almost 100 years ago, but the War on Crime eroded protections for young Americans accused of crime. Today, almost 10,000 children are being held in adult jails and prisons. Most have not been convicted of serious or violent offenses. But they're often denied rehabilitation services, education and opportunities for employment — and they're vulnerable to sexual abuse and suicide. This week, a few got relief from the President and the US Supreme Court.

Guests:
Beth Schwartzapfel, Marshall Project (@schwartzapfel)
Carmen Daugherty, Campaign for Youth Justice (@thisisced)
Garry "Malachi" Scott, North Oakland Restorative Justice Council
Abigail Baird, Vassar College (@abigailbaird)
Charles 'Cully' Stimson, Heritage Foundation (@cullystimson)

More:
Schwartzapfel on juveniles in federal prison
Daugherty on Obama's first steps to end solitary confinement for youths in federal prisons
Stimson on life without parole for juvenile killers and violent teens

Barbie Gets a New Body, or Three 7 MIN, 24 SEC

Barbie may never be Time magazine's Person of the Year, but she's made the cover of this week's edition.

Barbie the doll has been around since 1963. She has 99% brand recognition in the US and around the world. But sales have dropped by 20% in the past few years. Now, after a top-secret project, Mattel has an answer: Barbie has three new bodies. Susanna Shrobsdorff is Assistant Managing Editor at Time and lead editor on this week's cover story.

Guests:
Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time Magazine (@SusannaSchrobs)

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