Episode 12: Avery Kolers

Everybody’s talking about “fake news,” but is this really a new problem that started with Trump and the 2016 election? We briefly look back at the long, ugly break-up between reality and its representation.

Notes on Episode 12:

Dr. Avery Kolers:

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Episode 11: Rob Pennington

Are all charter school supporters really doing it because they care about educating all kids? Probably not. The show starts with a brief overview of the tax benefits that come with supporting charter schools.

Notes on Episode 11:

Dr. Robert Pennington:

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Episode 10: Jon Fleischaker

Episode 10

Another week, another threat against the free press from the President of the United States. The show starts with a discussion of Trump’s latest proposal to “open up libel laws” so that petulant politicians can sue watchdog media organizations into oblivion.

Notes on Episode 10:

Jon Fleischaker:

Episode 9: Larry Steinmetz

Episode 9

At the top of the show: a special commentary by Bailey Stuber on the news media’s obsession with the underdog and why these types of stories fail to live up to the obligations of journalism.

Notes on Episode 9:

Larry Steinmetz:

Episode 7: Frazier Panel

Episode 7

Due to the holidays, there will be no live show this week or next. Instead, today’s show features a recording of a panel discussion at the Frazier Museum titled “Real or Not Real? How Propaganda, Media Manipulation, and ‘Reality TV’ Impact Our Thinking.” The panel featured Rachel Platt of WHAS, Stephen George of Louisville Public Media, Robert Detmering from the University of Louisville, and FC2N’s host, James Miller.

Episode 6: Mosaic Sudbury

Episode 6

The founders of Mosaic Sudbury join the show today, but first: the abysmal Alabama special election performance of One America News Network reflects larger problems in news media, such as worldview affirmation and ideologically motivated topic selection.

Notes on Episode 6:

Mosaic Sudbury: