February 12, 2010

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Friday, February 12, 2010

How to handle a recall and what you learn from listening to thousands of hours of Bin Laden tapes. Plus, does it matter that the son of the NY Times Jerusalem Bureau chief recently joined the Israel Defense Forces?

Better Safe and Sorry

In recent weeks Toyota has struggled with the mechanics and the mea culpas of a successful product recall. What’s a global company to do when faced with a high profile consumer crisis-of-confidence? Veteran PR crisis manager Gene Grabowski says look no further then the ur-successful ...

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Family Ties

Last weekend, New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner revealed that his son had joined the Israel Defense Forces. Amid cries over a conflict of interest – including from the paper’s own ombudsmanTimes executive editor Bill Keller insisted that, as far as ...

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Satellite Fight

The House recently passed a bill meant to deter Arab satellite networks from broadcasting programs that could incite violence against Americans. The bill's been controversial in the Middle East, where members of the Arab press worry that it could be used as a tool to repress legitimate journalism. ...

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Caught on Tape

For years, UC Davis religious studies professor Flagg Miller has been translating and transcribing hundreds of audio cassette tapes that were found in Osama bin Laden’s compound shortly after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. Miller says that more than 200 voices are on those tapes, many of them mujahedeen ...

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Fender Bender

In March of 2005, Leslie Weise was ejected from a Town Hall meeting with the president because she arrived in a car with a bumper sticker that read, “No More Blood For Oil.” Were her First Amendment rights violated? ACLU senior counsel Chris Hansen argued just that in ...

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The Art of Diagnosis

This week, the American Psychiatric Association released proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. In an update to a story that originally aired in December of last year, Brooke looks at this powerful book and the controversies surrounding the ...

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The Protest Psychosis

Schizophrenia has appeared in each edition of the DSM, but its definition has undergone significant change. While once seen as a disease for docile white women, by the 60s and 70s schizophrenia was a diagnosis increasingly used for violent black men. Psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl argues in

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