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Watchdogs In Tuxedos

Friday, April 17, 2015

A week before the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Bob revisits his critical trip to last year's event.

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Washington's Nerds Go To Prom

Friday, April 17, 2015

Patrick's Gavin's new documentary, "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week" is a behind-the-scenes look into the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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The Sad Puppy Takeover

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Hugo Awards, science fiction writing's highest honor, have become an ideological battleground. 

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The Right to Record Police

Friday, April 17, 2015

While bystander cellphone videos can shed light on police misconduct, the right to film the cops is not always guaranteed. 

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"Young, Charismatic, & Ambitious"

Friday, April 17, 2015

The press repeatedly uses the same words to describe 2016 candidates. Plus: filming the police; Washington's "nerd prom"; and a conservative take-over of the Hugo awards.

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Covering the Longshots

Friday, April 17, 2015

How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

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I Hereby Dub Thee...

Friday, April 17, 2015

New York Magazine's Jaime Fuller on the media's habit of assigning each presidential candidate a simple descriptor.

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Episode 9: Bad Doug Rising

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the ninth episode of House of Cards with Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper.
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Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the sixth episode of House of Cards with Nina Khrushcheva and Dan Savage.
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California's #DroughtShaming

Friday, April 10, 2015

In California, the search is on for who is most to blame for the drought. Neighbors report water waste using hashtags and apps, and finger-pointing has extended to national media.

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Climate Feedback

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scientist Emmanuel Vincent spearheads Climate Feedback, a group of scientists annotating climate change coverage online to bridge the gap between reportage and scientific fact. 

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The Guardian Takes A Stand

Friday, April 10, 2015

Alan Rusbridger talks about his last campaign as editor of The Guardian: getting the world's two largest charities to divest from fossil fuels - before it's too late.

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The Unreported Story, Part 2: Bias or Blind Spot

Friday, April 10, 2015

Chris Allbritton is one of the journalists who did cover the Colombian report. Bob speaks with Chris about the difficulty of covering this particular story.

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The Unreported Story, Part 1: The Burden of Proof

Friday, April 10, 2015

Inspired by a listener query, Bob investigates an explosive set of claims from Colombia and tries to figure out why the American press has remained mostly silent.

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Rolling Stone's Fallout at UVA

Friday, April 10, 2015

Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, tallies the damage done by the Rolling Stone story, "A Rape on Campus."

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Episodes 7 & 8: A Change in the Weather

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Brooke discusses the seventh and eighth episodes of House of Cards with Michael Waldman and John Dean.
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Episode 5: Marking Their Territory

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Brooke discusses the fifth episode of House of Cards with Fred Kaplan and Patti Solis-Doyle.
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The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me. 

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Cancer Meets its Match

Friday, April 03, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses the convergence of cancer, media, and celebrity.

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Cancer and Comedy: Strange Bedfellows?

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the 1990s, Julia Sweeney was a comedian known for her SNL character, Pat. Then her brother got cancer. She discusses performing cancer, and why cancer is inherently hilarious.

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