Shrimp Boy, The Pritzker Prize and Free After 32 Years

We follow up with the latest on Senator Leland Yee, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, and the sweeping FBI raids in which they and two dozen others were arrested yesterday. A federal official has ruled that football players at Northwestern University should be allowed to unionize. KCRW’s own Frances Anderton tells us about Japanese architect Shigeru Ban who won architecture’s biggest prize, the Pritzker. Madeleine talks with Mary Jones who was released this week after 32 years in prison on a sentence of life without parole. Mary had been an unwilling bystander when her boyfriend at the time shot and killed a drug dealer. And finally, in “Lab Rats,” our science segment, we talk about mugshots made from DNA, the Rex Block weather pattern, and a new dwarf planet: “Biden.”

Banner Image: Police investigators remove boxes from the Ghee Kung Tong building, which houses the Chinese Freemasons, in the Chinatown neighborhood in San Francisco, California March 26, 2014. California state Senator Leland Yee was arrested on Wednesday as federal investigators conducted public corruption raids across California, shaking up the election season in the nation's most populous state. In addition, federal authorities arrested Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, FBI spokesman Peter Lee said, referring to a figure previously convicted in a San Francisco organized crime probe. Chow once served as head of the Chinese Freemasons, who own the Ghee Kung Tong Supreme Lodge, now being searched by investigators in connection to the case. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith