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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deadbeats

Friday, September 12, 2014

OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 

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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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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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TLDR #23 - A Bitcoin Story for People Who Don't Care About Bitcoin

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The curious story of a man who was thought to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto
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The Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

Friday, September 05, 2014

Nude pictures of famous celebrities blanketed the internet this week. How did it happen? How can we keep our data safe?

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The Internet Slowdown Could Happen

Friday, September 05, 2014

Which is why online advocacy groups are urging websites and people to post images of the dreaded loading symbol today to support net neutrality. 

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NPR's Newest CEO

Friday, September 05, 2014

Since 2009, NPR has seen five CEOs. The latest to take up the mantle is Jarl Mohn, a veteran of commercial and public radio. Bob talked with Mohn about his plans for NPR.

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Even Blurrier Lines

Friday, September 05, 2014

Native advertising, or ads that resemble editorial content, is now embraced by the vast majority of online publications. Bob talks with David J. Franklyn about the ethical implications.

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