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The War of the Worlds!

Letters and Politics

A. Brad Schwartz, author of the book Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News. About the book: On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the… Learn More

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Uprising – July 2, 2015


A daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, and activism in the public interest, emphasizing the connection between global issues and those in local communities. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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America’s largest Protestant Church joins Israeli Boycott; Plus: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead, from the Acid Tests to Fare Thee Well


We bring you the story of a band that helped spread the 1960s counterculture from San Francisco’s Haight Asbury to towns and cities across the country . . . for five decades. It’s a cultural history of the Grateful Dead, with Peter Richardson. But first: the United Church of Christ, which numbers nearly one million… Learn More