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A Window Into Secretive Police Misconduct Investigations

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reporter Robert Lewis examines what one Civilian Complaint Review Board case file shows about how the agency functions and why its investigations rarely result in disciplinary action.
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What Do You Do When Your Facebook "Friend" Posts Something Racist?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Post-Ferguson and Eric Garner, how do you respond to racist posts by your Facebook "friends?"
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The Torture Report Reveals Big Paychecks for Two Psychologists

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane traces the money trails in the CIA's $300 million dollar torture report.
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Dick Cavett; Writers on NYC; and the High Cost of Torture

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The financial cost of the CIA's torture program; Dick Cavett; investigations into police misconduct; and the Library Awards series continues with writers Sari Botton and Alexander Chee.
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Why Christie's Missing Texts Might Be Bridgegate's Smoking Gun

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC Senior Editor for Politics and Policy Andrea Bernstein takes a look at why a series of text messages between Gov. Christie and a top aide during a legislative hearing.
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Digging Into the Senate's Scathing Torture Report

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A former CIA agent who says he personally interrogated Al-Qaida members discusses the interrogation techniques detailed in the report, from "water dousing" to "walling."
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Time Persons of the Year . . . Ebola Fighters

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

TIME health editor Siobhan O'Connor and nation editor Ben Goldberger talk about the selection of Time's Persons of the Year -- the Ebola fighters. 
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Which Type?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Different technological platforms make the case for using different types of font types.
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Magazines; Media in Liberia; The Senate Reports on the CIA

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On the Media is back from Liberia; more on the Senate’s torture report; Time's 'person of the year'; mass resignations at The New Republic; and how the web affects typeface choice.
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Brooke Gladstone Is Back From Liberia

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On the Media's Brooke Gladstone returns from a reporting trip in Liberia and tells us what she learned.
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What's Next for The New Republic and Why We Should Care

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What does the future hold for the embattled magazine The New Republic?
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Calling All Protest Songs

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

After Questlove of The Roots said we need more protest music, we got a call from Vernon Reid of Living Colour charging hip hop for not paying enough attention to people like Eric Garner.
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The Torture Report Is Out

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The long-delayed Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush era "enhanced interrogation techniques" has been released. So what's in it?
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What Was Chuck Schumer Thinking?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Maybe you think he's Judas Schumer; maybe you think he's right. But as the Democrats enter the twilight of their Senate majority, Sen. Chuck Schumer went after Obamacare. Here's why.
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The Real Cost of the Cigarette Tax

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Does New York's high cigarette tax achieve its purpose or run contrary to it?
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Youth-Obsessed

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Robert Harrison, author of Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age (University Of Chicago Press, 2014), talks about our youth-obsessed age.
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Protest Songs; Mass Resignations; Youth Obsession

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Questlove recently took his fellow musicians to task via Instagram, urging them to write protest songs after Ferguson and the Eric Garner case. Tricia Rose, Brown University professor and the director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity, discusses what music means to protest and social movements. Plus: The Federalist editor David Harsanyi argues that New York’s high cigarette tax leads to unnecessary police tactics; our current cultural obsession with staying young; and a look at why editors and writers at The New Republic are resigning en masse. 

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Where Rolling Stone Went Wrong with the UVA Rape Story

Monday, December 08, 2014

Rolling Stone published a long story about a brutal gang rape at UVA - but the reporter didn't speak to the accused out of respect for the victim. Now the magazine has published an apology, citing discrepancies in the victim's account. Hanna Rosin, national correspondent for The Atlantic, writer for Slate and the author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (Riverhead, 2012), discusses the reporter's ethics and how this will affect victims who report sexual assaults.   

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Religious Reactions to the Garner Case

Monday, December 08, 2014

At your place of worship this weekend, did your pastor, rabbi or other clergy member address the Eric Garner case, the protests and the discussions about race and bias it has incited? What did he or she say? Or, if you're a clergy member, how did you address it at services this weekend? Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below.

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The Federal Case Against the Garner Cop

Monday, December 08, 2014

Though the grand jury declined to indict the police officer in the Eric Garner case, the U.S. Justice Department is still investigating whether the cop violated Garner's civil rights. Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Washington, D.C. Office of the Brennan Center for Justice, explains how the investigation will proceed, whether the other officers who were present will be investigated and looks at historical instances where a police officer was found to be guilty of federal charges but not by the state.

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