March 25, 2011

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Bias and public radio, part 3; how wars get named; pundits fill the information vacuum on Libya

What's Libya Like?

As the situation in Libya has evolved over the past month, from street demonstrations to civil war to international intervention, commentators across the world have searched for a historical analogy. Is Libya like Vietnam? How about Iraq? Kosovo? Bob talks to Foreign Policy's managing editor, Blake Hounshell, about whether these ...

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How Wars Are Named

When the American military's code name for the current intervention in Libya, Operation Odyssey Dawn, was made public, the name generated some jeers (comedian Jon Stewart pointed out that it sounded like an album by the progressive rock band Yes). Which made us wonder: how do operations get named? Bob ...

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Does Public Radio Have a Liberal Bias? The Finale!

This week, the final installment of our exploration into the question: Does NPR have a liberal bias? Last week, we learned why the question is so complicated and PEW's Tom Rosenstiel said he'd examine NPR's coverage and report back to us. This week, we hear from conservative listeners Sam Negus ...

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Ira and Brooke Discuss

This all began when Ira Glass challenged Brooke and Bob to answer the question of liberal bias. So, this week, we invited Ira on to discuss the findings and the lessons learned.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

In March of 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City caught fire on a late Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of workers were trapped on the upper floors, crammed onto a fire escape or piled out on the roof waiting for the horse drawn fire engines to arrive. All in ...

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