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Sinful But Valuable

Friday, March 06, 2015

Groups like ISIS and the Taliban have long used the Quran to justify the destruction of priceless antiquities. 

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Fishko Files

Andy Warhol

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Andy Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.

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PRI's The World

A Mexican series finds overlooked stories of immigrants in America — including one from The World

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Radio producer Betto Arcos isn't used to being on the other side of the microphone. But when a Mexican filmmaker chose Arcos to be a subject in a documentary on successful Mexicans in the United States, how could he refuse?

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PRI's The World

A Middle East 'fake news' site skewers everyone — from Emiratis to ISIS militants

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Pan-Arabia Enquirer is The Onion of the Middle East. Typical headline: "The Pan-Arabia Enquirer “not offensive enough” say disappointed jihadists"

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PRI's The World

India blocks the release of controversial Delhi gang rape documentary — on Indian TV and on YouTube

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

YouTube took down copies of a highly controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 gang rape in New Delhi Wednesday and Thursday after Indian government officials blocked "India's Daughter" from airing on television or being excerpted in print. The director has appealed to the prime minister, saying “India should be embracing this film — not blocking it with a knee-jerk hysteria without even seeing it."

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Listen to Lucy

What is worse than a blatant boast? The thirdpartybrag

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

What is worse than a blatant boast? The thirdpartybrag

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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Monday, March 02, 2015

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

Sunday, March 01, 2015

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, February 27, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Morning Edition

This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

Friday, February 27, 2015

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C., runs too smoothly.

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On The Media

Privacy For Ransom

Friday, February 27, 2015

GigaOm's Stacey Higginbotham on AT&T's new high speed internet "privacy fee" and how the media got it wrong.

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On The Media

Free And Open

Friday, February 27, 2015

This week, net neutrality advocates celebrated the FCC's ruling that bans Internet service providers from giving faster connections to websites that pay for the privilege.

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The FCC approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the agency will ensure that no entity "should control free open access to the Internet."

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PRI's The World

A Canadian flag emoji is included among Apple's new, racially-diverse icons

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Canadians are hitting the smiley face icon over Apple's new emojis.

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The Takeaway

The Fight Against Digital Dead Zones

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Forget streaming Netflix—many children in Western Massachusetts sit in cars in library parking lots in order to access wifi to complete homework assignments. 

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Morning Edition

Dori Maynard, Journalism Diversity Advocate, Dies At 56

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dori Maynard died Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer. Since 2001, she headed the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, which was founded by her father in 1977.

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'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

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Journalism Diversity Pioneer Dori Maynard Dies

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A trailblazer in thinking about journalism's diversity problems, Maynard held publications accountable for how they cover communities of color.

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Morning Edition

Fox Defends Bill O'Reilly's Account Of Falklands Conflict

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly's is accused of embellishing his war reporting experience during the Falklands conflict. And in typical O'Reilly fashion, he's not taking the accusations lying down.

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