Hunger in the World's Wealthiest Nation

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Monday, July 28, 2014

hunger Rosemarie Patronella, 74, eats a lunch of ramen noodles and buttered rice in her room at a Ramada in Houston. Hunger among the elderly is particularly severe in Texas and has risen since 2007. (Kitra Cahana/National Geographic/National Geographic)

Tracie McMillan looks at the face of hunger in this country and why millions of working Americans are struggling to feed their families. PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman of On The Media’s TLDR podcast stop by. We’ll find out about a covert mission to infiltrate New York’s Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II. And pilot Laurence Gonzales tells the harrowing story of United Airlines Flight 232, which crashed on a runway in Iowa 25 years ago—amazingly, more than half of the people on board survived.

Why Are So Many Americans Going Hungry?

To understand what has led one-sixth of people in the richest nation in the world to be malnourished, it's all about food security and sustainability.

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All About TLDR – the Internet, Shorter

PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman talk about On The Media’s TLDR podcast and blog and the kind of media issues it covers.


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The Spy Who Infiltrated NY’s Nazi Underground

In the most successful counterespionage operation in U.S. history, German-American William G. Sebold became the FBI’s first double agent, spearheading a covert mission to report on a spy ring in the days leading up to World War II.

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Looking Back at the Crash of United Flight 232

A pilot tells how pilots flew a plane with no controls and flight attendants kept their calm in the face of disaster. Amazingly, 184 of 296 passengers lived.

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Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt at WNYC

Guest Picks: Alex Goldman

The co-host of TLDR tells us what isn't too long for him to read. 


Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt at WNYC

Guest Picks: PJ Vogt

PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman from TLDR were on the show July 28, 2014 to talk about internet culture and the influence of social media. PJ Vogt is a fan of apocalyptic detective fiction. Find out what else he's a fan of!


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