Friday, June 20, 2014
The Supreme Court will hear a case involving Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man serving jail time for posting death threats against his wife on Facebook. Elonis says he didn’t mean it literally, and it’s up to the High Court to decide if that distinction matters. Brooke talks with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the impact this case could have on how violent speech online is viewed in the eyes of the law.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Friday, December 20, 2013
By PJ Vogt
In September, after the Navy Yard shooting, a journalism professor at Kansas University posted the following tweet:
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Yesterday, President Obama gave his first address, in what will be a series of major speeches centering on the economy. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich translates the president's speech for us, including plans, intended audience, and the future of the sequester.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Do people make fun of you for how you say "water"? You may be from Philly! William Labov, professor of linguistics at University of Pennsylvania, and Josef Fruehwald, PhD candidate, discuss the study they co-authored on how Philadelphians' speech patterns and accents have changed over the past century, titled One Hundred Years of Sound Change in Philadelphia: Linear Incrementation, Reversal, and Reanalysis.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. -- U.S. Constitution
You're the President. The state of American music is ______.
Before President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, join Soundcheck at 8 p.m. Eastern for a live call-in special about "The State of American Music." We'll talk with hip-hop writer Dream Hampton, indie musician Amanda Palmer, record executive and former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards and author Steve Almond.
And, we ask our listeners to call in and share their thoughts about the state of our nation's music today.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
What is your dream for a better America? WNYC is honoring Dr. King's dream for a better America by asking you to imagine what dreams King might still have today. And what dream you still have, 50 years after the original "I Have a Dream" speech.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012
When a "member of the opposition" said that he had read Ted Sorensen's new book, Kennedy, and that he didn't like it very much, Sorenson replied that he was surprised, because "I didn't know you could read." Thus the sharp-tongued attorney and political advisor begins his talk before a 1965 Book and Authors Luncheon.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Historically, candidates have used the publicity afforded by the national conventions as an opportunity to define, or to redefine, their campaign to the American public. The Takeaway takes a look back at notable speeches of conventions past.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
President Obama is scheduled to give a speech at 11:20 a.m. about shrinking the size of the federal government.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Scientists have found that babies can become fluent in foreign languages at an extremely fast rate; one that begins to slow down by their first birthday. What is it about the make-up of their brains as newborns that gives them this ability? Could adults train their brains to be more like the brains of babies?