A new analysis concludes that spanking fails to alter kids’ behavior in the long term. What it does instead is amp up their aggression.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Boy Scouts of America has long kept an extensive archive of secret documents that chronicle the sexual abuse of young boys by Scout leaders over the years.
The “perversion files,” a nickname the Boy Scouts are said to have used for the documents, have rarely been seen by the public, but that could all change in the coming weeks in an Oregon courtroom.
NPR’s Renee Montagne interviews the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, A Parable, now adapted for film. The film follows the story of Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) — an old-school, hard-as-nails, no-nonsense nun — who suspects Father Flynn (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) is sexually abusing the school’s first and only black student.