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On The Media

Uncorrected Rumors

Friday, March 20, 2015

Craig Silverman founded the website Emergent to track rumors in news media, and how the press deals with debunking them. The patterns are already emerging and they will make you sad.

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WNYC News

Attica Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate Plead Guilty

Monday, March 02, 2015

The three guards were accused of beating inmate George Williams in a 2011 incident, leaving him with broken bones in his legs and face.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Union Head Ordered Rikers Island Slowdown

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the head of the correction officers union of ordering a slowdown earlier this week that prevented many inmates from reaching their court dates.

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The Takeaway

Making The Case: Arguments For and Against Solitary Confinement

Friday, July 12, 2013

About 30,000 inmates in California are on hunger strike this week protesting the state's solitary confinement policies and prison overcrowding. California holds some 4,500 inmates in solitary confinement and the psychological and emotional effects of years in solitary can be devastating. Some researchers liken its effects to those of post-traumatic stress disorder. Today we have two views on whether long spells of solitary confinement has a place in a 21st century penal system.

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Here's The Thing

Martin Horn

Monday, April 29, 2013

"It was a fascinating career. I am absolutely glad I’m done," says former New York City Commissioner of Correction and Probation, Martin Horn.

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On The Media

Corrections

Friday, January 11, 2013

We take a moment to correct two recent mistakes.

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On The Media

A Correction From a Listener

Friday, December 14, 2012

On last week's show, Brooke interviewed astrophysicist Martin Rees about a new research center that will study existential risks to humanity, including the risk of killer robots. After playing some audio of Kyle Rees, a character from the original "Terminator" movie, Brooke jokingly remarked that there was no relation between Martin and Kyle. OTM listener Ralph Kohler saw a problem with that, and explains it to Brooke.

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On The Media

A Correction

Friday, November 02, 2012

A few weeks ago, Brooke asked listeners to visit our Media Scrutiny Theater website, and gave the address with a "backslash", a mistake that turned out to be like nails on a chalk board for some of our listeners. OTM's acting Senior Producer Jamie York asks for your forgiveness, and vows to do better. 

The Walkmen - Flamingos (For Colbert)

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Pay More For Prisons Than Corrections Budget Discloses

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Yorkers are paying about 23 percent more for state prisons than the state corrections budget actually reflects, according to a new study by the Vera Institute of Justice, a criminal justice research organization.

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On The Media

The Wall Street Journal Disappears an Error

Friday, July 29, 2011

In the wake of the Oslo attacks, The Wall Street Journal published an editorial blaming the violence on Islamic extremists. When further reporting revealed that the killer wasn’t a Muslim, the Journal changed its editorial online without issuing any sort of correction. Craig Silverman, who tracks newspaper corrections at his website Regret the Error, tells Bob that the Journal acted dishonestly. 

(You can see the original article here, and the edited one over here.) 

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WNYC News

Re-Thinking Reentry: Improving Parole

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Angela Jimenez (left), director of Downstate Operations, New York State Division of Parole, and Yvonne Oliver, a parole officer at the Harlem Parole Reentry Court, visit The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the work of parole officers and the challenges faced by former ...

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