April 1, 2011

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Friday, April 01, 2011

The conclusion of our Blow the Whistle investigation of the secret hold that killed the Whistle Blower Protection Act

The Conclusion of the Blow the Whistle Project

In January we launched our Blow the Whistle project - our attempt to identify the Senator behind a secret hold that killed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. We worked with the Government Accountability Project and listeners, many of whom called their senators to ask: Was it you? ...

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The Big Impact of Small Town Reporting

Samantha Swindler is the managing editor of the Times-Tribune of Corbin, Kentucky (circulation 6,000). She says that while many reporters think they need to work at the New York Times to have an impact, investigative reporting in small communities can make a huge difference in people's lives. Swindler ...

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FOIA As a Political Tool

The Wisconsin GOP has filed an open records request for the e-mails of University of Wisconsin Professor William Cronon . Cronon and others say the GOP is trying to silence his criticism of the labor dispute in WI. The GOP says ...

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Bob and Brooke read from a few of your letters and comments.

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A First Amendment Round-Up

The Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case has sparked much controversy but New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak says the decision fits neatly into this Court's broad interpretation of protected speech under the First Amendment. Liptak discusses some recent First Amendment cases and what's ...

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A SLAPP, or “strategic lawsuit against public participation,” is a little known but widespread threat to the First Amendment. SLAPPs are meritless suits brought by companies, individuals and sometimes the government, not to win, but to silence critics. Congress is now considering federal anti-SLAPP ...

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