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Behind the Myth of the Welfare Queen

Friday, July 03, 2015

The real story behind Linda Taylor, the woman who became immortalized as the infamous welfare queen. 

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Foreign & Domestic

Friday, June 19, 2015

Horror in Charleston, the subversive power of comedy, and the "I'm not a scientist" defense.

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A Hate Crime in Charleston

Friday, June 19, 2015

Brooke traces the historical legacy of racially-motivated hate crimes in the wake of this week's shootings in Charleston.

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A Healthy Dose of Information

Friday, June 19, 2015

Myths abound about the Supreme Court's imminent ruling on the Affordable Care Act.   

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Data Breach Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

The federal government has suffered one of the largest data breaches--or hacks--in its history. Cyber policy expert Robert Knake reminds us how to react. 

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Codes of Conduct

Friday, June 12, 2015

What you need to know about filming the police and understanding massive data breaches, the importance of coding, and the future of storytelling via virtual reality.

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Librarians Vs. The Patriot Act

Friday, June 05, 2015

Once called the "library provision," Section 215 of the Patriot Act forced libraries to become headliners in the battle waged to protect American freedoms. 

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Checking The Books

Friday, June 05, 2015

Two newspapers' quests to count every person killed by police in 2015, how librarians shaped the original debate over the Patriot Act, and more.

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Racial Bias in Crime Reporting

Friday, June 05, 2015

Research shows the media disproportionately portray African-Americans as criminals. Brooke speaks with Nazgol Ghandnoosh of The Sentencing Project about racial bias in news coverage.

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Surveillance Beyond the Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

The current Patriot Act debate suggests that mass surveillance comes primarily from Section 215. But other, less-known programs actually account for most of the metadata collected.

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This Week's Showdown: Freedom Act Vs. Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

 Three provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire this weekend, unless a gridlocked Congress manages to find a last minute solution.

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The Bill That Nobody Read

Friday, May 29, 2015

A special hour on the past, present and uncertain future of the USA Patriot Act.

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Present at the Creation

Friday, May 29, 2015

A mere six weeks after 9/11, the USA PATRIOT Act was passed. Brooke and Bob relive the act's conception amid a climate of fear, confusion, and deceit.

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If We Knew Then...

Friday, May 22, 2015

A surprisingly difficult -- and misleading -- question about the Iraq War, the police bombing that no one remembers, and the struggle of ownership in the age of the "Internet of Things."

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The Right to Repair Our Things

Friday, May 22, 2015

Because of copyright laws and the rise of the Internet of Things, farmers break the law if they tinker with the software inside their tractors. That is, unless a new bill helps them.

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Sy Hersh On His "Counter-Narrative"

Friday, May 15, 2015

This week journalist Seymour Hersh published an account of the killing of Osama bin Laden that directly contradicts the White House narrative. 

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Seymour Hersh, NYC Nail Salons, and Ebola-Free Liberia

Friday, May 15, 2015

Seymour Hersh on his claim the White House version of how Osama Bin Laden was killed is a lie, how a New York City nail salon expose went viral, and Liberia: finally Ebola-free. 

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Nagging Questions About the Bin Laden Raid

Friday, May 15, 2015

While other journalists rushed to debunk Sy Hersh's latest story, Carlotta Gall of the New York Times says there's a lot to follow up on - and at least one detail rings true. 

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About That Texas Takeover...

Friday, May 08, 2015

The latest conspiracy theory that an upcoming military exercise in Texas is cover for a military takeover is now part of political debate. How should journalists cover crazy? 

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A Legal Blow To The NSA

Friday, May 08, 2015

With the PATRIOT Act up for renewal in Congress, a federal appeals court ruled this week that the NSA's phone metadata program is illegal. We hear what it means for the law.

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