April 28, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation: storms batter the southern U.S., and the toll of human trafficking. In the second hour, life after prostitution, and why some skeptics continue to question Obama's birth certificate.
April 27, 2011 For prostitutes looking to get drug free and off the streets, a program in Nashville, Tenn., provides a model for healing. They work at a company called Thistle Farms making lotions, balms and paper. Their emblem is a flowering thistle, whose ability to survive matches their own.
April 26, 2011 Tara Adcock and Sheila Simpkins used to be bad girls, but it's been years since they turned tricks together. They completed a two-year recovery program in Nashville called Magdalene. Program residents know that relapse is part of recovery, and for these friends, one manages to hold steady while the other stumbles.
April 25, 2011 Magdalene is a two-year residential program in Nashville, Tenn., for women with criminal histories of addiction and prostitution. There's therapy, and they also make bath oils and candles, products that its founder — a former Episcopal priest — say promote healing. The message is: Love heals.