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The Bitter Advertising of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, September 04, 2015

With Congress voting this month on the Iran nuclear agreement, ads from opponents and supporters of the deal are filling the airwaves. Hear a fact-check of the rhetoric and messaging.

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The Man Behind Sábado Gigante's Don Francisco

Friday, September 04, 2015

Mario Kreutzberger, 74, has been hosting Sábado Gigante as "Don Francisco" since 1962. Brooke talks to him about his German-Jewish parents, the show's tone, and what's next for him.

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Further Down the Ashley Madison Spiral (Pt. 2)

Friday, September 04, 2015

When hackers leaked user information from the cheating site Ashley Madison, they also revealed data showing women on the site are not what they seem. Or even women. 

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The Photo of Aylan Kurdi

Friday, September 04, 2015

This week, a photo of a drowned Syrian toddler shocked the world. Brooke discusses why she thinks the image should be seen -- and what it means that it has been so widely shared.

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The End of Sábado Gigante

Friday, September 04, 2015

After 53 years, Univision's Sábado Gigante is going off the air. We look at the iconic variety show's history and what it says about Latino demographics in the US. 

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Further Down the Ashley Madison Spiral (Pt. 1)

Friday, September 04, 2015

Hacked data from the adultery website Ashley Madison has hit the open web, and scammers are coming up with new ways to extort people whose names appear in the leaked database.

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Open Closure

Friday, September 04, 2015

The rhetoric of ads on the Iran nuclear agreement, the ongoing fall out of the Ashley Madison hack, and the end of an iconic Spanish language variety show.

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Summer Listens #9: Pledge This!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The final installment in our summer listening series. 
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Jorge Ramos Is a Real Journalist

Friday, August 28, 2015

After a confrontation with the GOP front-runner this week, some accused Jorge Ramos of being an advocate - not a journalist. They're wrong: he's both, and that's what his viewers want.

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The Fat Jew: Superstar or Supervillain? (Part 1)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Josh Ostrovsky, better known by his social media alter-ego "The Fat Jew," was recently signed by mega-agency CAA, arousing the ire of comedians who say he steals their jokes.

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The Fat Jew: Superstar or Supervillain? (Part 2)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Vilified by the media, Josh Ostrovsky (aka "The Fat Jew") mostly declined comment to the press, until Vulture.com's Jesse David Fox finally persuaded him to talk. It didn't go well.

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The Little Pink Pill

Friday, August 28, 2015

The first FDA-approved drug to treat sexual dysfunction in women has been hailed as "the female Viagra." But like nearly all aspects of the drug, it's not quite that simple.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Stock Market Volatility Edition

Friday, August 28, 2015

When stocks go haywire, so do reporters. A breaking news consumer's handbook to help you make sense of senseless stock market coverage. 

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Who We Are and What We Could Be

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brooke shares her thoughts on the WDBJ-TV shooting in Virginia.

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Summer Listens #8: Crackerjack

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The eighth in our summer listening series. 
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The Danger Of Reading The News

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon says many media organizations are putting readers in danger by publishing without encryption. 

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Flood of Lies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Revisiting the story of Sal and Mabel Mangano, nursing home owners who became media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

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Fighting for the Future (With the Tools of the Past)

Friday, August 21, 2015

A nonprofit harnesses the power of fax machines to protest cybersecurity legislation.

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An American "Right To Be Forgotten?"

Friday, August 21, 2015

It takes little effort to make an impression online. But erasing that impression can be impossible. Privacy watchdog John Simpson on the need for a "right to be forgotten" in the US.

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Lies and Spies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, imagining a Trump presidency, and the NSA's "house philosopher."