March 2, 2007

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Show Summary: Looking for the real Louis Farrakhan, and the wounded soldiers hidden in plain view.

Who Cares

Heads are rolling in the wake of The Washington Post’s expose of deplorable conditions at Walter Reed. But Salon's Mark Benjamin has been writing variations on the Post’s story for years. He discusses the media’s newfound interest in wounded vets.

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Interpreter of Maladies

The psychological trauma of war isn’t new, but the diagnosis is. “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” was coined in 1980, and gave the medical establishment a way to understand the struggles of returning soldiers. PTSD expert Dr. Matthew Friedman explains how changing the phrase helps change the ...


Bull&%#@ Market

When the Dow Jones average plummeted this week, the story led newscasts and newspapers everywhere. But is the stock market really that newsworthy? Dean Baker, longtime watchdog of economics reporting, doesn’t think so.


Mobile Malcontent

Cell phones allow you to run your world from the backyard or the back of a cab. But there are still simple things that you just can’t do. Columbia law professor Tim Wu says that if wireless carriers wanted to, they could give customers much more. ...


Smoke Gets In Their Eyes

The impact of movie sex and violence on kids may be up for debate, but with smoking, the science is solid. Teens who see a lot of it are more likely to take up the habit than those who don’t. UCSF Dr. Stanton Glantz wants the ...

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The Charmer

News headlines of Louis Farrakhan’s farewell speech last Sunday described a man who preaches peace and calls for religious amity. But the outgoing leader of the Nation of Islam – a onetime calypso singer turned Black Nationalist – wasn’t always treated so gently in ...


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