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Sticking to the Facts about the Ebola Outbreak

Friday, September 26, 2014

 Headlines touting a worst-case scenario projected by the CDC diminish the tragic reality unfolding, and may be invoking racism at home, says Laura Seay, expert in African politics.

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The USS Pueblo Propaganda War

Friday, September 26, 2014

In 1968, an American spy ship was captured by North Korea, and its 82 crew members became propaganda pawns on television and radio worldwide. 

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The NSA Has An Advice Columnist

Friday, September 26, 2014

When employees of the NSA's Signals Intelligence Division need advice about workplace frustrations they can write 'Zelda.'

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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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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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Staring into the Abyss

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brooke explores our long fascination with nihilism: why it's popular today, and whether that's always been the case.

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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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Confronting the Unknown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why most Americans fear ISIS, politicians and pundits stoking terror panic on the US-Mexico border, and Nihilism: now and forever. 

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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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TLDR #36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Monday, September 15, 2014

TLDR explores the mystery of Childish Gambino's creation myth.
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#36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rapper Childish Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover) claims his rap pseudonym came from a Wu-Tang name generator. But investigating whether that's true led us on an odyssey of discovery.
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The State House Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

Two-thirds of audited daily papers do not assign a single reporter to cover the State House. 

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The Obit Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

There’s a saying from the early days of newspapers that goes “everyone gets to be in the paper twice: when they’re born, and when they die.”

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The History of Beats

Friday, September 12, 2014

You’d think that beat reporting has been fundamental to journalism since the birth of the business. But beats didn’t really take off until a little over a century ago.

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Rod Blagojevich Meets His Match

Friday, September 12, 2014

How one reporter was in the right place at the right time to uncover the story of a lifetime.

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Bruce W. Bray Jr.

Friday, September 12, 2014

On the Media producer Chris Neary reports an obit of Bruce W. Bray Jr.

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The Cautionary Tale of Bell, California

Friday, September 12, 2014

Over a 17-year period, the city manager and other municipal officials bilked tax payers out of millions of dollars. Here's how the scheme went unnoticed for almost two decades.

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Brooke and Bob on the Decline of Beat Reporting

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bob remembers the best story he got while working the crime beat for a small newspaper in Pennsylvania.

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The Labor Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them.

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Deadbeats

Friday, September 12, 2014

OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting.