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FBI Director James Comey. Photo by FBI.
20 Apr 2017

FBI Tightens Restrictions On Personnel Communications With Media To Clampdown On Leaks

The FBI’s effort to crackdown on leaks fits a larger trend in national security agencies, since WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden

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Laura Poitras. Photo by Stephan Kambor Wiesenberg on Flickr.
18 Apr 2017

Filmmaker Laura Poitras Still Does Not Know If U.S. Military Is Done Investigating Her

Documents suggest filmmaker Laura Poitras was stopped routinely by airport security because she was falsely accused of involvement in an ambush in Iraq.

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Rhiannon Giddens, Gent Jazz Festival, Gent, BE, July 16, 2015 | Photo by Bruno Bollaert
18 Apr 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘At The Purchaser’s Option’

Rhiannon Giddens collects songs. Traditional songs from the 1800s and early 1900s, like work songs, inspire her craft. Many of these songs are rooted in the history of African Americans in the United States. On her most recent album, “Freedom Highway,” Giddens takes her passion for traditional music and weaves

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"Last Days of Solitary" follows what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets. With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use. This image shows one Maine State Prison inmate looking out of his solitary confinement cell window. (Photo by FRONTLINE)
17 Apr 2017

Frontline Documentary Methodically Examines Solitary Reform In Maine State Prison

PBS FRONTLINE’s “Last Days Of Solitary” documents Maine’s progress in reducing the number of prisoners in solitary confinement at Maine State Prison.

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Climate scientist Michael Mann (Photo by American Association Of University Professors)
16 Apr 2017

Interview With Michael Mann: Climate Change Denial And Attacks On Scientists In Age Of Trump

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Michael Mann, who is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University. He also directs the Penn State University Earth Science Center. And he’s the co-author of the book, “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Destroying The

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President Trump delivers a statement on Syria. (Screenshot from White House video)
12 Apr 2017

Questioning The Narrative Around Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria Is Not Fringe

Governments are known to fabricate when it comes to war. So why is it acceptable to demonize those skeptical about the April 4 chemical attack in Syria?

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Hurray For The Riff Raff at Rough Trade (Photo by Paul Hudson)
11 Apr 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Rican Beach’ by Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s latest album, “The Navigator,” is full of poignant ballads, but “Rican Beach” is the most galvanizing protest anthem.

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U.S.S. Porter fires Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat Airfield in Syria (Screen shot from U.S. Navy video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ford Williams)
09 Apr 2017

An Essential And Critical Conversation On Trump’s Hasty Decision To Attack Syria

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola spend the full episode discussing President Donald Trump’s attack on a Syrian airbase. In the beginning, the reaction of support from media personalities, as well as Democrats and neoconservatives, is highlighted. Further into the show, the hosts break down who the media has referred

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