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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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New Tech City

Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.

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All Things Considered

Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Fox News star's claims of reporting from a war zone, bullets flying, during the Falklands War don't appear to hold up. His countercampaign against his accusers is noteworthy as well.

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The Takeaway

Web Utopias & Dial Up Dead Zones: The Fight for Net Neutrality

Monday, February 23, 2015

Should all internet traffic be treated equally? That's the question before the Federal Communications Commission this week.

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There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

When NPR correspondents report about that group, they try to make it clear that it is not a "state" in the standard sense of that word. This month's "Word Matters" conversation explains why.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: How The Takeaway is Made

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Have you ever wondered how The Takeaway is made? Now's your chance to find out.

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On The Media

Islamoconsciousness

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the ongoing aftermath of the Chapel Hill shootings of three Muslim students, Bob canvasses a media climate come under great criticism.

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All Things Considered

State Department Spokeswoman's Promotion Means End To 'Psaking' In Russia

Friday, February 20, 2015

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has just been promoted to White House Communications Director, a job with a lower public profile. It's going to be a loss for the Kremlin's idea of TV comedy.

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PRI's The World

What was the highlight of seven days watching Russian state TV? Think Jerry Springer

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gary Shteyngart was born in the former Soviet Union. He moved to the US along with his family when he was seven years-old. On New Year’s Eve 2014, he had an idea: what would it be like if he spent a week watching just Russian state TV?

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The Takeaway

Talk Dirty to Me: Audio Porn is Making a Comeback

Friday, February 20, 2015

There's a growing subculture devoted to producing and sharing audio porn. Note to listeners: This segment contains content that some might find offensive.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 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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On The Media

Far More Than Fifty

Friday, February 20, 2015

The commercial success of Fifty Shades of Grey has introduced America to BDSM and ignited an age-old debate in feminism. Brooke explores the many-shaded implications of mainstream kink.

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On The Media

After Chapel Hill Shooting, Calls of Bias from Middle East

Friday, February 20, 2015

Journalist Rana Sweis on how American media coverage of the Chapel Hill shooting has sparked fierce debate in the Middle East.

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On The Media

The History of a Fearful Word

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Guardian's David Shariatmadari chronicles the fraught history of the word "terrorism." 

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On The Media

The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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As CBS' 'Two And A Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

Thursday, February 19, 2015

CBS' Two and a Half Men ends a 12-season run tonight as TV's longest-running multicamera sitcom. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some experts still struggle to explain the show's longtime success.

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PRI's The World

Take a 360-degree peek at Greenland's Nuuks and crannies

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Don't have any plans to visit Greenland? Don't worry: You can now get up close and personal with the island's rocky coasts and Arctic landscapes thanks to Google's Street View mapping technology.

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Fresh Air

David Remnick Looks Back On Tough Decisions As 'The New Yorker' Turns 90

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Remnick, who became editor in 1998, talks about his early days at the magazine and his biggest regret: He says he'd "love to have another crack" at covering Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can Regulations Make Media More Democratic?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

American media is substantially less regulated than its counterparts in other democratic nations. How does that affect news consumers?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Atrocities of Shiite Militias. Capturing Conflict Zones.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

US weapons might be going to Shiite militias. Love and war through a camera lens. Buster Poindexter's gig at the Café Carlyle. How the American media system became what it is today.