Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 01, 2014
U.S. government surveillance is hampering U.S.-based journalists and lawyers in their work and is having a chilling effect on journalists who cover national security, intelligence, and law enforcement, according to Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. Alex Sinha talks about his report “With ...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The Wall Street Journal began 125 years ago as a 4-page afternoon paper, and since then, it’s grown to cover every major financial center around the world and is published in 12 languages. We’ll speak with some of the Journal’s editors about the legacy and future of the paper. Playwright Sarah Treem talks about her play “When We Were Young and Unafraid;” she’s joined by Cherry Jones and Zoe Kazan, who star in it. We’ll explore the mysteries of “star presence” in cinema. And we’ll discuss the psychology and politics of child sexual abuse cases.
Friday, July 04, 2014
While an estimated 450 million people use Spanish, they don't all use it the same way. So in 2012, the Associated Press created a Spanish-language style book in the hopes of creating consistency among journalists across the US and Latin America. Bob speaks with Alejandro Manrique, director of the AP Spanish service and one of the style book's editors.
Monday, June 30, 2014
David Lewis, the producer and director of "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step", discusses his new documentary following the life and journey of Nat Hentoff, a jazz journalist who documented and lived some of the most significant political and cultural changes of the last generation. Long-time guest Hentoff, now a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, joins in to talk about how he went from jazz to free speech to the contradictions of being an "atheist pro-lifer."
Friday, June 27, 2014
Amid international outcry, Egypt's judiciary sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to between seven and ten years in jail on charges of aiding terrorists. Bob reflects on how suppression of a free press in Egypt may be reversing the course of the Arab Spring.
Friday, June 06, 2014
New York Times reporter James Risen is facing potential jail time for refusing orders from the government to divulge a confidential source, and the Supreme Court won’t intervene on his behalf. Bob talks with University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone about what the situation means for the Obama administration and the press.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Rich Peppiatt is a former tabloid reporter who resigned from the profession with a very public letter to his boss at the UK's Daily Star newspaper. He's since been a vocal critic of the British tabloid press, and has a new film called "One Rogue Reporter" that is part documentary, part satire, and part outrageous pranks against some of Britain's most notorious tabloid writers and editors. Bob speaks with Peppiatt about the film and how he turned tabloid journalists' own tricks against them.