rape http://kcur.org en Recovering From A False Rape Accusation http://kcur.org/post/recovering-false-rape-accusation <p></p><p>Back in 2002, Brian Banks was getting closer to his dream of playing for the NFL. Pegged for a scholarship to play for USC, Banks’ future was promising until he was accused of rape and sentenced to five years in prison.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we sit down with Banks to discuss his sentence, which was overturned when it came to light that his accuser had lied to reap settlement money. We'll also discuss his return to football nearly 11 years later.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Guest: </strong></span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:32:52 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 55357 at http://kcur.org Recovering From A False Rape Accusation Sexual Assault, Rape Culture And Missouri State Law http://kcur.org/post/sexual-assault-rape-culture-and-missouri-state-law <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/why-was-maryville-rape-case-dropped">The Maryville rape case</a> leaves us with a lot of questions – the main one being: why was the case dropped? And, perhaps more importantly, why do similar cases keep happening all over the country?&nbsp;</p><p>For a better understanding of the issue, <em>KC Currents' </em>Susan Wilson talked with Dr. Kimberly Lonsway, Director of Research at End Violence Against Women International.</p><p><strong>INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:</strong></p><p><em>On myths surrounding rape and sexual assault:</em></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:06:47 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 41520 at http://kcur.org Teens And Date Rape http://kcur.org/post/teens-and-date-rape <p></p><p>Teens and young adults are in their peak years socially; out with friends and learning about love and sexuality. Often that includes an energetic, even raucous party scene.</p><p>But there’s a darker side that young people don’t often acknowledge or sometimes even recognize--sexual assault.&nbsp;It’s a situation&nbsp;<strong>no one wants to imagine</strong>&nbsp;can happen. But for many teens,&nbsp;<strong>date rape</strong>&nbsp;has become an&nbsp;<strong>unfortunate reality</strong>&nbsp;in their lives.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 30387 at http://kcur.org Teens And Date Rape Rep. Todd Akin Under Pressure To Drop Out http://kcur.org/post/rep-todd-akin-under-pressure-drop-out <p>Amid a firestorm of criticism for his remarks about rape, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin refuses to withdraw from the race for U.S. Senator.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 05:42:35 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 23159 at http://kcur.org Rep. Todd Akin Under Pressure To Drop Out