Vice President Joe Biden swears in Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) as his mother, Carolyn, holds a Bible on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Bill Baker returned to Alcatraz for the first time since he was an inmate there more than 50 years ago. Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Laura Sullivan/NPR


A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back

After more than 50 years, Bill Baker returns to the island in an effort to analyze his life.

Listen Loading… 9:08
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Private attorneys are easily getting access to defendants' emails and texts. All it takes is a subpoena, which any attorney can do. hide caption

toggle caption

The Bill of Rights as seen at The National Archives in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of National Archives hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of National Archives

Private companies are collecting your personal data. hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick George/Ikon Images/Corbis

An evening view of the Exxon Mobil oil refinery complex in Baton Rouge, La. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

toggle caption John W. Poole/NPR

The Houston Ship Channel is home to a wide range of heavy industry, including chemical processing plants and petrochemical refineries. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Richard Harris/NPR

Frank Morris (in the apron and visor) stands in front of his shoe shop in Ferriday, La., in the 1950s. He was killed when his shop burned down in 1964. Courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown

Jasper Burchfield was a 36-year-old part-time constable when he shot and killed Queen in 1965. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Joseph Shapiro/NPR

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor