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A Comedic Counternarrative

Friday, June 19, 2015

Humza Arshad, a British-Pakistani comedian and YouTube star, makes teens laugh -- and steers them away from religious extremism and ISIS recruitment.

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Animating Anti-Extremism

Friday, June 19, 2015

A home-grown cartoon character named Abdullah-X is the face of a grassroots approach to anti-extremism.

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Drawing Politics

Friday, June 19, 2015

Middle Eastern cartoonist Khalid Albaih believes that cartoons can deliver vital political truths in a way that bypass restrictions on expression.

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Worse Than Nothing

Friday, June 05, 2015

The author of a story about an inflammatory report from Colombia explains why he wishes his reporting never got picked up by outside news outlets. 

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The Patriot Act, Encore

Friday, May 29, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, French legislators are considering a new law that looks a lot like what the US passed after 9/11.

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The Wrong Hypothetical Question

Friday, May 22, 2015

In interviews over the past two weeks, 2016 hopefuls are facing a bad hypothetical question on Iraq: "knowing what we know now" would they have authorized the 2003 invasion?

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Nagging Questions About the Bin Laden Raid

Friday, May 15, 2015

While other journalists rushed to debunk Sy Hersh's latest story, Carlotta Gall of the New York Times says there's a lot to follow up on - and at least one detail rings true. 

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The End of Ebola in Liberia

Friday, May 15, 2015

Liberia has finally been declared Ebola-free. We revisit OTM's trip to Liberia and hear from journalist Rodney Sieh about how Liberians are processing the news. 

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Seymour Hersh, NYC Nail Salons, and Ebola-Free Liberia

Friday, May 15, 2015

Seymour Hersh on his claim the White House version of how Osama Bin Laden was killed is a lie, how a New York City nail salon expose went viral, and Liberia: finally Ebola-free. 

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The Seismologist's Dilemma

Friday, May 08, 2015

After a calamitous earthquake, what we crave is least obtainable: certainty.

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Narratives of Migration

Friday, April 24, 2015

The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean brings this year's death toll to an estimated 1,750. But popular response to the tragedy, especially in the UK, has been mixed. 

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Dr. Oz, Narratives of Migration, and Cosmic Colors

Friday, April 24, 2015

The dangers of false narratives of migration pushed by politicians and the media, Dr. Oz defends his credibility, and the Hubble space telescope’s lasting impact on popular culture.

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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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Treason, Stunt, or Idiocy?

Friday, March 13, 2015

The National Iranian American Council's Jamal Abdi discusses the potential fallout from the media's coverage of the open letter to Iran by forty-seven Senate Republicans.

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On the Rocks

Friday, March 06, 2015

ISIS' cruelty has now been directed at priceless artifacts. This week we examine the media's reaction to the destruction. Also, Hillary Clinton’s email habits have reporters scrambling.

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Internet Indoctrination

Friday, March 06, 2015

The unmasking of ISIS's "Jihadi John" has prompted questions about radicalization and how it happens to young people far from Syria.

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Revolution Connections

Friday, February 27, 2015

As the situation in Libya continues to deteriorate, a look back at the people behind the Libyan uprising that toppled Muammar Qaddafi.

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Secure Connections

Friday, February 27, 2015

This week OTM examines what the Open Internet Order means for the data flowing through our devices. Also, a look back at the people who helped end Qaddafi's rule in Libya.