Dale Carpenter

Dale Carpenter, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, is the author of Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas.

  • How Gay Sex Was Legalized

    In 1998, two sheriff's deputies walked into a Texas bedroom and found two men breaking a law against sodomy. The legal battle that followed made same-sex relationships legal in every state -- but not before causing a lot of drama at the Supreme Court.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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