Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

The Truth About Trump Supporters

Friday, October 28, 2016

Although the media make it seem otherwise, the success of the Trump campaign cannot be pinned entirely on the white working class. Reporter Sarah Smarsh breaks down the trope.

The Polling Conspiracy

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Trump camp claims that polls are rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. Our friends at FiveThirtyEight explain why that theory misunderstands how polling works. 

#5: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America Edition

Friday, October 28, 2016

When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps. How to steer clear of stereotypes and seek insight.

#4: When the Safety Net Doesn't Catch You

Friday, October 21, 2016

Government assistance in the United States helps millions out of poverty, but often the most needy fall through the cracks. 

#3: Rags to Riches

Friday, October 14, 2016

Confronting the myth that America is a land of equal opportunity and upward mobility for all. 

#2: Who Deserves To Be Poor?

Friday, October 07, 2016

The notion that poverty stems from a lack of will power and a poor work ethic is as old as America. Why that needs to be dispelled. 

Debunking America's Poverty Myths

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Brooke Gladstone, host of WNYC’s "On the Media," talks about the show's new five-part series: “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths."

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#1: The Poverty Tour

Friday, September 30, 2016

Welfare advocate Jack Frech has taken reporters on "poverty tours" of Athens County, Ohio, for years. But has media attention made any difference in the lives of the Appalachian poor? 

#1: The Poverty Tour

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Welfare advocate Jack Frech has taken reporters on "poverty tours" of Athens County, Ohio, for years. But has media attention made any difference in the lives of the Appalachian poor? 
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This Week in Politics: Pinocchio vs. the Politician

Saturday, September 17, 2016

With trust in mass media at an all-time low, journalists continue to struggle with how to cover Trump.


After 9/11, Nothing Was Funny

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Brooke talks to Marc Maron and Will Ferrell about the place of humor in tragedy after 9/11.
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Loathsome Mr. Fox

Friday, September 09, 2016

Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against Roger Ailes has exposed years of sexual harassment and a culture of intimidation and surveillance. 

Why Don't People Trust Hillary Clinton?

Friday, September 09, 2016

We explore the origins of the notion that Hillary Clinton is "hiding something." 

The German TV Show Helping Refugees Assimilate

Friday, September 09, 2016

As fear over refugees increases in Germany, one TV show looks to help Syrian and Arab refugees assimilate. 

Brooke Gladstone Is a Trekker

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

On the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Brooke explains her favorite show. 
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Free Expression Takes Work

Friday, September 02, 2016

Critics say safe spaces and trigger warnings inhibit free expression. A UChicago graduate on why he believes they enable it. 

In Defense of Trigger Warnings

Friday, September 02, 2016

Trigger warnings have become the object of much mockery. Why one professor believes they're vital. 

Scoring the Presidency

Friday, September 02, 2016

From rousing campaign songs to sinister attack ad backdrops, a look at the evolution of music in presidential campaigns.

Freedom To Disagree

Friday, September 02, 2016

A University of Chicago law professor on threats to free speech on American college campuses. 

Bob's Grill #5: Former CNN President Jon Klein

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's the latest and last installment of Bob's Grill, and we've got a special guest chef (it's Brooke). We revisit a 2005 interview with former CNN President Jon Klein.
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