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Slain journalist James Foley was captured nearly two years ago while reporting in Syria. The Islamic militant group ISIS beheaded Foley and posted a video of his execution online yesterday. We talk to a co-founder of Global Post, the news group Foley was reporting for. And the person who executed journalist James Foley appears to be British. We take a look at the connection between ISIS and foreign fighters, many from the US and Europe. On our weekly internet roundup, we look at the struggle of social media sites to stop terrorists from using their services to spread extremist messages. Roxane Gay talks about being caught between pop culture and feminism, and her new book “Bad Feminist.” Finally, we pay tribute to world famous yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar and environmental design pioneer Deborah Sussman.

Banner Image: A sign outside a shop remembers James Foley in his hometown of Rochester, New Hampshire.

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Journalist James Foley Killed by ISIS 8 MIN, 22 SEC

Slain journalist James Foley was captured nearly two years ago while reporting in Syria. The Islamic militant group ISIS posted a video online yesterday of Foley being beheaded. It was titled “A Message to America.” US officials and Foley’s family today confirmed the video was authentic. We look back at his life and work.

Guests:
Charlie Sennott, co-founder of Global Post and executive director of the GroundTruth Project, an organization that trains international correspondents (@CMSennott)

The ISIS Europe Connection 5 MIN, 44 SEC

The person who executed journalist James Foley appears to be British, according to intelligence agencies. ISIS has, by some estimates, thousands of foreign fighters, many from the U.S. and Europe. We take a look at the connection between ISIS and foreign Muslims joining the cause.

Guests:
Andrew Liepman, Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation

Social Media and Terrorism 7 MIN, 38 SEC

On our weekly internet roundup, the ISIS video showing the beheading of journalist James Foley hit the internet yesterday on YouTube. Social media sites are struggling to keep terrorists from using their services to spread extremist messages and videos.

Guests:
Alex Goldman, Reply All (@agoldmund)

Bad Feminist 13 MIN, 44 SEC

We talk with Roxane Gay about being caught between pop culture and feminism, and her new book, “Bad Feminist.”

Guests:
Roxane Gay, Author of “Bad Feminist.” (@rgay)

More:
‘Bad Feminist’ and the subversive thinking of Roxane Gay

Father of Modern Yoga Dies 7 MIN, 39 SEC

B.K.S. Iyengar, the world-famous yoga guru, died in India today at 95. He was one of the main people who popularized yoga in America, turning a centuries-old spiritual practice into a fitness routine for some 20 million people here. But throughout his career, Iyengar remained conflicted about the ancient discipline’s transformation into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Guests:
William Broad, senior writer for the New York Times and author of the book “The Science of Yoga.”

Pioneering designer Deborah Sussman Dies 3 MIN, 2 SEC

Deborah Sussman, a pioneer in environmental graphic design, died yesterday at age 83. Sussman started her career 50 years ago in the offices of Charles and Ray Eames, the modernist architects and designers. She went on to create work all over Los Angeles, including on the landscape for the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Guests:
Frances Anderton, Host, 'DnA: Design & Architecture' (@FrancesAnderton)

More:
Deborah Sussman Passes After Long And Vivid Career

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