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Cosby Coverage

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates about a 2008 magazine piece he wrote about Bill Cosby. 

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A Conversation with George Takei

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob speaks to Star Trek icon turned multimedia phenomenon George Takei.

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The Mysterious Rehana

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with Emergent's Craig Silverman about 'Rehana' - a mysterious Kurdish volunteer fighter who became the propaganda object of both ISIS and its enemies. 

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The Story Behind "The Dingo Ate My Baby"

Friday, November 21, 2014

In 1982, Lindy Chamberlain was falsely convicted of murdering her 9 week old infant daughter, and her cry for help became a global punch line. 

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A Trilogy About the End of the World

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ben Winters considers the role of media before the arrival of an Earth-destroying asteroid in his trilogy, The Last Policeman. 

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Can Journalism Impact Criminal Justice?

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Marshall Project, a new not-for-profit investigative journalism organization, focuses its coverage on the American criminal justice system. 

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Listen To a Comet Sing

Friday, November 14, 2014

This week, the European Space Agency’s Philae space probe landed on comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko.     

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The Suicide Letter

Friday, November 14, 2014

The attempts by late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to discredit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were an ugly and well-documented chapter in American history. 

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Resuscitating Net Neutrality

Friday, November 14, 2014

As Obama's first post-midterms policy proposal, net neutrality has once again been shocked with a defibrillator. Bob speaks with NYT reporter Edward Wyatt about the latest developments. 

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Midterm Myths, Emotional Algorithms, and More

Friday, November 07, 2014

An unpacking of the post-midterm election myths, whether algorithms can intuit emotions, and 25 years after the Berlin Wall. 

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Our Anniversaries, Ourselves: 25 Years after the Berlin Wall

Friday, November 07, 2014

How the changing media coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall over the past 25 years reflects our changing self image as Americans.

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Algorithms Understand

Friday, November 07, 2014

Can the algorithms built into social media really understand your emotional well-being? Munmun De Choudhury says yes, and explains how it works. 

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An App to Stop Suicide

Friday, November 07, 2014

An app that alerts you to potentially suicidal tweets from the people you follow on Twitter raises ethical and even legal questions. 

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Public Radio Host Matt Miller Loses An Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

Bob talks with public radio host Matt Miller about his unsuccessful (but enlightening) run for the House seat in California's 33rd District. 

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Once Upon An Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

In the aftermath of midterms, election results swiftly fractured into election narratives. 

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Redefining Muslim Messaging

Friday, November 07, 2014

WNYC's Arun Venugopal explores the social media strategies of western Muslims in the age of ISIS.

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The Unseen World of Content Moderation

Friday, October 31, 2014

Brooke speaks with WIRED contributor Adrien Chen about the unsung workers who keep horrible images out of your feed.

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Porn Monopoly

Friday, October 31, 2014

Brooke speaks to Slate writer David Auerbach, who explains how one company created a pornography monopoly.

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Rocky Mountain Heist

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bob talks with an unlikely star in Rocky Mountain Heist, Citizens United's latest "documentary."

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Condemning #GamerGate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Christopher Grant, Editor in Chief of Polygon, explains #GamerGate and his approach to speaking out against the video game industry's latest misogyny problems. 

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