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Watchdogs In Tuxedos

Friday, April 17, 2015

A week before the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Bob revisits his critical trip to last year's event.

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The Takeaway

E.U. Regulators File Charges Against Google

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is Google really good at maps, search, video and aggregation? Or are they a monopoly destroying competitors? The E.U. says the tech giant is monopolistic. 

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On The Media

Tell OTM What You Think About Campaign Coverage

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TELL US: At this point in the campaign, with the election a year and half away, what do you want from the media’s coverage of campaign stops and photo ops?
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The 'Justified' Finale Brings An End To Another TV Western

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.

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Morning Edition

Iran To Try 'Washington Post' Journalist With Economic Spying

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

News reports from Iran say Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian will be tried for espionage, 10 months after his arrest. Renee Montagne talks to Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Just How Heavy Was That Armor?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Take a look at any portrayal of the Dark Ages and you might come away believing it was a gruesome and violent time, but is that historically true?

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On The Media

California's #DroughtShaming

Friday, April 10, 2015

In California, the search is on for who is most to blame for the drought. Neighbors report water waste using hashtags and apps, and finger-pointing has extended to national media.

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On The Media

The Denialist Mystique

Friday, April 10, 2015

When a presidential candidate denies climate change, how do journalists balance truth-telling with the mandate of objectivity? 

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On The Media

Climate Feedback

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scientist Emmanuel Vincent spearheads Climate Feedback, a group of scientists annotating climate change coverage online to bridge the gap between reportage and scientific fact. 

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On The Media

The Guardian Takes A Stand

Friday, April 10, 2015

Alan Rusbridger talks about his last campaign as editor of The Guardian: getting the world's two largest charities to divest from fossil fuels - before it's too late.

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On The Media

The Unreported Story, Part 2: Bias or Blind Spot

Friday, April 10, 2015

Chris Allbritton is one of the journalists who did cover the Colombian report. Bob speaks with Chris about the difficulty of covering this particular story.

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On The Media

The Unreported Story, Part 1: The Burden of Proof

Friday, April 10, 2015

Inspired by a listener query, Bob investigates an explosive set of claims from Colombia and tries to figure out why the American press has remained mostly silent.

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The Takeaway

'Game of Thrones' Won the Internet This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, and Key and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 

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All Things Considered

'Game Of Thrones' And 'Veep' Anchor HBO's Killer Sunday Lineup

Friday, April 10, 2015

HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on television this spring.

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On The Media

Blame, Shame, or Deny?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Climate change is arguably the most urgent story in human history, but journalism has struggled to address the threat. Plus: the report on the Rolling Stone's UVA story; and more.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

On Being

danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

Thursday, April 09, 2015

danah boyd has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives.

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On Being

[Unedited] danah boyd with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 09, 2015

danah boyd has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rolling Stone Still Won't Own its Mistake

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The one surprising revelation to come out of Columbia's scathing report on Rolling Stone's UVA rape story, says Bob Garfield, is that the magazine still won't claim responsibility.

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