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Pestilence In A Warming World

Friday, February 12, 2016

As our climate changes, so spread the breeding conditions for mosquitoes carrying diseases like Zika, bringing threats to regions that were previously immune.

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The Power of the Zika Poster Child

Friday, February 12, 2016

A Brazilian journalist says her country was slow to respond to the potential seriousness of Zika until it had a human face attached to it. But should those images be published at all?

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Reporting Zika, Without Panic

Friday, February 12, 2016

Last month, reporter Jonathan Katz was in Haiti when he got the Zika virus. But the mild, flu-like symptoms were nothing like the panicked U.S. coverage of the mysterious illness.

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From Rubella to Roe vs. Wade

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Zika virus has launched a debate in Brazil about abortion. An outbreak of Rubella in the US back in the 1960s did the same here.

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What Do We Even Know About Zika?

Friday, February 12, 2016

An infectious disease specialist explains what scientists understand and don't understand about Zika, and how eradicating mosquitoes is harder than we might think. 

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"Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't"

Friday, February 12, 2016

The WHO declared Zika virus and its potential link to birth defects a "global health emergency" to raise international attention. But when does awareness shift to panic?

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The Zika Effect

Friday, February 12, 2016

Coverage of the Zika virus has dominated global news for weeks, creating lots of panic but leaving many questions unanswered. A look at what we do and don't yet know about Zika.

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I Am An Outsider And So Can You!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The victories of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary are being hailed as a coup for "outsiders." But what does that mean?
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Vote First or Die

Friday, February 05, 2016

In the race to the ballot box, the citizens of New Hampshire have long been first, and proud of it. Brooke traveled north to investigate.

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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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The Dark Art of Political Dirt Digging

Friday, February 05, 2016

Isn't it incredible how political dirt tends to materialize at exactly the worst possible time for a candidate? Actually, not at all. A look into the dark art of opposition research. 

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Howard Dean's Scream, Revisited

Friday, February 05, 2016

A "Dean Scream" is shorthand for a campaign disaster. But did Howard Dean's 2004 shriek even happen the way it's remembered? And did it really doom him? FiveThirtyEight investigates.

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': Remembering David Foster Wallace

Monday, February 01, 2016

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the 2015 film "The End Of The Tour." Brooke and Lipsky listen to, and discuss, the original 1996 tapes.
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The Elephant in the Room

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Trump-less debate, a Planned Parenthood legal twist, and the complexities of radicalization.

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The Many Facets of Radicalization

Friday, January 29, 2016

Is it possible to create an algorithm to detect potential terrorists online? Probably not. 

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A Trump-less Debate

Friday, January 29, 2016

Donald Trump sat out this week's debate because he feared moderator Megyn Kelly would be unduly hard on him. Those who did attend might wish they had done the same.

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Laws of the Lying Game

Friday, January 29, 2016

Can a journalist ever lie in pursuit of a story? Jane Kirtley tells Brooke where the law has fallen, and whether a case against the Center for Medical Progress may set a new precedent.

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Conservative Talk Radio's Election

Friday, January 29, 2016

What listening to conservative talk radio can teach us about this election. 

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Detecting Terrorism Online Raises Legal Questions

Friday, January 29, 2016

The US government is in talks with Silicon Valley about creating tools to identify potential terrorists on social media. Is that legal?

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When Is Undercover Reporting Justified?

Friday, January 29, 2016

A look at the successes and failures of undercover reporters throughout history.