Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Why Normal News Language Is Unfit for Trump

Friday, May 12, 2017

Journalists frequently attribute statements to "The White House" but Jay Rosen says that phrase has become meaningless because Trump's administration can't speak on his behalf.

Asking the Right Questions About Health Care

Friday, May 05, 2017

There's the political debate over health care, and then there's the lived reality. The gap between the two is extremely clear in Kentucky. A reporter from WEKU explains that incongruity.

How to Turn Climate Change Skeptics Into Advocates

Friday, May 05, 2017

A former climate change skeptic attempts to get conservative lawmakers to take climate change seriously.

Tax Reform By Any Other Name

Friday, April 28, 2017

Taking stock of the ambiguous terms the media use to talk about taxation and the government's budget.

Is It Okay to Say "Jew"?

Friday, April 28, 2017

A rumination on the history of the word and why Jews need not shy away from using it.

In Other Words

Friday, April 28, 2017

The symbolism of the border wall, a debate about the word "Jew," and our ongoing battle over reality. 

No Such Thing As Failure

Friday, April 28, 2017

How Trump has long managed to succeed... without actually succeeding. And why it matters. 

The End of O'Reilly

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bill O'Reilly was the master of Fox News's brand of partisan bombast. Where does his ouster leave the channel? 

Let the People Decide

Friday, April 21, 2017

The history of referendums, and their effect on democracy. 

The View on Trump from China

Friday, April 21, 2017

From Ivanka fever to North Korea panic: how the Chinese media see America under Trump.

A (Long) History of American Drug Panics

Friday, April 14, 2017

Media hysteria about drugs didn't come about overnight. In fact, it has been building for decades -- one drug at a time.

The Man Who Declared War On Drugs

Friday, April 14, 2017

The "War on Drugs" started long before Nixon. It goes back to a man named Harry J. Anslinger and his quest to demonize and racialize drugs.

"We Are the Meteor"

Friday, April 07, 2017

After 11,700 years in the Holocene, we may be living in a new geologic epoch. What now?

Why So Tedious, Taxes?

Friday, April 07, 2017

We all know that doing taxes is a miserable experience. Less well known: that tax prep companies want to keep it that way.

The Filibuster: Protection or Obstruction?

Friday, April 07, 2017

A look at the history of the filibuster and its role in the future of Senate proceedings.

The (Nonexistent) Good Old Days

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Last week's Supreme Court hearings found both Neil Gorsuch and his interrogators reminiscing about the good old days. When were those exactly?
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Seeing Everything Through the Deficit Lens

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office is in the spotlight over its assessment of the GOP's healthcare proposal. But does the CBO deserve such a prominent role in the passage of legislation?

The View from Poverty

Friday, March 17, 2017

The current GOP healthcare proposal and Trump administration budget both hit the poor disproportionately. Same as it ever was.

The Trump White House's Rosy Scenario

Friday, March 17, 2017

Who's to stop the White House from predicting wildly optimistic economic growth under their policies?

A Muslim Ban By Any Other Name

Friday, March 10, 2017

Trump's Muslim ban might look different, but in reality it's more of the same.