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The Life of James Foley

Friday, February 05, 2016

The new documentary Jim: The James Foley Story sets out to reclaim the legacy of a freelance journalist who many last remember on his knees in an orange jumpsuit.

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What Does It Mean to Have 'Boots On The Ground'?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Politicians and pundits have been using the phrase "boots on the ground" to declare limits in U.S. involvement in the Middle East. But what does that phrase mean, anyway?

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Dabiq Magazine

Friday, November 20, 2015

While we're watching continuous coverage of ISIS, they're also watching, and even publish politicians and pundits in their propaganda magazine, Dabiq.

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A Comedic Counternarrative

Friday, June 19, 2015

Humza Arshad, a British-Pakistani comedian and YouTube star, makes teens laugh -- and steers them away from religious extremism and ISIS recruitment.

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Drawing Politics

Friday, June 19, 2015

Middle Eastern cartoonist Khalid Albaih believes that cartoons can deliver vital political truths in a way that bypass restrictions on expression.

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On the Rocks

Friday, March 06, 2015

ISIS' cruelty has now been directed at priceless artifacts. This week we examine the media's reaction to the destruction. Also, Hillary Clinton’s email habits have reporters scrambling.

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Internet Indoctrination

Friday, March 06, 2015

The unmasking of ISIS's "Jihadi John" has prompted questions about radicalization and how it happens to young people far from Syria.

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Sinful But Valuable

Friday, March 06, 2015

Groups like ISIS and the Taliban have long used the Quran to justify the destruction of priceless antiquities. 

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The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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Threat Assessment

Friday, February 06, 2015

The content of a new ISIS video shocks the world. Also, vaccinating children stokes faux controversy, again, and a new documentary has the Church of Scientology on the offensive.  

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ISIS Video Shocks Arab World

Friday, February 06, 2015

The ISIS video depicting Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive pierced through the violence fatigue of the Arab world, says FT correspondent Borzou Daragahi.

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Horror With A Purpose

Friday, February 06, 2015

Georgetown University's Bruce Hoffman on the calculated intention behind ISIS's acts of unthinkable horror.

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ISIS and the Japanese Captives

Friday, January 23, 2015

The video from ISIS threatening to kill two Japanese captives within 72 hours has sent pacifist Japan into agony, horror, and self-examination. 

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Japanese Captives, the diary of a Guantanamo Bay inmate, and more

Friday, January 23, 2015

A video threat from ISIS to Japan, debunking conventional wisdom in Congress, and a newly published memoir from a Guantanamo Bay inmate.

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Hijacked Narratives, Coates on Cosby, George Takei and More

Friday, November 21, 2014

How media narratives have irreversible effects, a prominent journalist describes his editorial regret regarding the Bill Cosby rape allegations, and a conversation with George Takei.

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Message Wars

Friday, September 26, 2014

A cartoon aimed to deter potential ISIS recruits, using prisoners to deliver propaganda, and correcting the Ebola numbers.

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Listeners React to Airing of ISIS Videos

Friday, September 26, 2014

We asked you, our listeners, how you feel news outlets should cover videos released by ISIS.

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Most Americans Fear ISIS

Friday, September 19, 2014

Americans across the political spectrum are supporting Obama's military campaign against ISIS. What explains this striking unanimity in public opinion? 

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Empty Fears at the Southern Border

Friday, September 19, 2014

 Homeland Security officials have declared that there is no evidence of ISIS terror cells at the Mexican border. That hasn't stopped the media and politicians from stoking fears. 

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Dissecting the Media After Michael Brown

Friday, August 22, 2014

From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, how media coverage unspools. Also, the #ISISmediablackout after James Foley's murder, and how the music of reality TV manipulates viewers.