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Fearing the Next School Shooter Could Be Your Child

Friday, September 12, 2014

After Sandy Hook, Liza Long wrote the widely-shared blog post "I am Adam Lanza's Mother." In a new book, she says we must reduce the stigma and improve treatment for mental illness.

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Photographing the Humans of New York

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This segment originally aired live on October 24, 2013. An edited version was included in a best-of episode on December 27, but the original audio is posted here.

Photographer Brandon Stanton talks about his project to photograph New Yorkers of all walks of life for his blog, now collected in a book called Humans of New York.

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Evaluating the Tiny Life

Thursday, August 02, 2012

As cities like San Francisco, Boston, and the already crowded New York are considering lowering the minimum apartment size, we ask: How small is too small? And what are the challenges of tiny living?

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Tumblr Founder David Karp

Friday, May 18, 2012

The founder and CEO of Tumblr, David Karp, discusses the successful micro-blogging site, Tumblr's efforts to launch the editorial project "Storyboard," and other tech news.

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Shielding Bloggers

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The New Jersey Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments over whether an independent blogger who uncovered corruption in the pornography industry is protected under the same shield laws of traditional journalists. Statehouse reporter for the Star Ledger, MaryAnn Spoto, and Kevin Smith, ethics chair and former president of the Society of Professional Journalists, join us to discuss the case and what it may mean for the future of blogging.

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#Jan25, #Mubarak, #Egypt: The Arab Diaspora on Twitter

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


#Egyptians have won. No matter how long it takes 4 #Mubarak 2 leave already, let's take this moment and say MABROUK (CONGRATS) EGYPT. #JAN25

@monaeltahawy, Egyptian American columnist, blogger, and activist.


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Blogging Behind Bars

Monday, October 25, 2010

There are more than 1.6 million people currently incarcerated in the United States — and more than 7.3 million people on probation, in jail or on parole. Yet people "on the outside" know very little about what goes on in American prisons. A new website developed by the MIT Media Lab is giving prisoners the opportunity to blog about life in jail. 


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Politics Behind Policy

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Mark Alexander, former Obama advisor and Professor of Law at Seton Hall University Law School, on his blog post on WNYC's new politics blog Its A Free Country, about Obama's shift from campaigning to governing. Then Gus Faucher, economist at Moody’s, joins the conversation to discuss Obama's policy proposals this week and the politics behind them.

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Foursquare Mayor

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baratunde Thurston, comedian, blogger, and founder of Jack and Jill Politics, discusses why people want to become mayor on Foursquare and other social networking tools.

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The Takeaway

Philadelphia Bloggers to Pay New Blog Tax

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The "City of Brotherly Love" is making no friends in the blogosphere these days. Bloggers in Philadelphia have been receiving letters from the city asking them to pay $300 for a business privilege license. This has bloggers fuming, as most of them never even come close to making a profit. Sean Barry, has earned only $11 in the two years he's been running his blog, Circle of Fits, and thinks it's ridiculous he has to pay $300 for something he sees as his hobby, not a job.



Whitney Biennial Blogged ... and Flogged

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


The names of the 55 artists in the 2010 Biennial were made public this month, and the blogosphere is abuzz with analysis, chatter and grand pronouncements.



Advancing the NAACP into the 21st Century

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In its 100th Anniversary Celebration, some African-American bloggers question how the group is reaching out to a new generation in the digital age.

>>Jack and Jill Politics

>>The Root’s Buzz

>>The Black Retort

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