Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Those Black Friday Numbers

Friday, December 05, 2014

Stories based on Black Friday consumer spending numbers are a holiday tradition. 

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What Police Video Can and Can't Do

Friday, December 05, 2014

As the debate surrounding the effectiveness of police-worn body cameras grows, Bob Garfield looks at the concerns and evidence regarding the technology and its practical use.

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The Con Artists Take the Media

Friday, December 05, 2014

On how con artists can seize the media's power to make names for themselves.

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A Letter

Friday, December 05, 2014

Bob reads a very powerful letter from a listener.

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Conservatives on Ferguson

Friday, December 05, 2014

Bob speaks with reporter David Weigel about how conservative media talk about the shooting death of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson.

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Spanish AP Style Guide

Friday, November 28, 2014

While an estimated 450 million people use Spanish, they don't all use it the same way. 

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Radio Ambulante

Friday, November 28, 2014

"Radio Ambulante" is a Spanish-language radio program that's been called "This Latin American Life".

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Es La Hora: Hispanic Media in English

Friday, November 28, 2014

An overview of the Hispanic media landscape

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On Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A special edition of On the Media examines the media's reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The Story Behind "The Dingo Ate My Baby"

Friday, November 21, 2014

In 1982, Lindy Chamberlain was falsely convicted of murdering her 9 week old infant daughter, and her cry for help became a global punch line. 

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A Conversation with George Takei

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob speaks to Star Trek icon turned multimedia phenomenon George Takei.

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Cosby Coverage

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates about a 2008 magazine piece he wrote about Bill Cosby. 

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The Mysterious Rehana

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with Emergent's Craig Silverman about 'Rehana' - a mysterious Kurdish volunteer fighter who became the propaganda object of both ISIS and its enemies. 

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Her Name is Rehtaeh Parsons

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rehtaeh Parsons's name became synonymous in Canada with online sexual cyber-bullying after her suicide following two years of torment. But now, saying her name is illegal.

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Survivor Library

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 1959, a solar storm threw an electromagnetic pulse at Earth so strong it fried the telegraph system. A whole lot more is on the line now.  

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The Suicide Letter

Friday, November 14, 2014

The attempts by late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to discredit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were an ugly and well-documented chapter in American history. 

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Resuscitating Net Neutrality

Friday, November 14, 2014

As Obama's first post-midterms policy proposal, net neutrality has once again been shocked with a defibrillator. Bob speaks with NYT reporter Edward Wyatt about the latest developments. 

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Public Radio Host Matt Miller Loses An Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

Bob talks with public radio host Matt Miller about his unsuccessful (but enlightening) run for the House seat in California's 33rd District. 

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An App to Stop Suicide

Friday, November 07, 2014

An app that alerts you to potentially suicidal tweets from the people you follow on Twitter raises ethical and even legal questions. 

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Rocky Mountain Heist

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bob talks with an unlikely star in Rocky Mountain Heist, Citizens United's latest "documentary."

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