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Frazier Glenn Cross is accused of the shootings at Jewish Centers in Kansas this weekend. How closely are his kind of hate groups tracked? And how closely are we all tracked when we use the internet? What can we do to avoid leaving such a big online trail? On our weekly TV roundup: a new season of Mad Men, new reality TV, and a whole lot of new TV shows coming out this spring. We also talk to a man who gave up his house to a homeless family for a year (and the homeless woman that lived there), and to a philosophy professor about the impulse to give. Finally, only a small percentage of Wikipedia’s pages are written and edited by women. Today there was a memorial service in Los Angeles for Adrianne Wadewitz, a college professor who worked hard to overcome Wikipedia’s gender bias.

Banner Image Credit: Sarah Stierch

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

Tracking Hate 6 MIN, 29 SEC

Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is accused of shooting up two Jewish centers in Kansas this weekend. Three people were killed. Cross was arrested soon after and could be charged with first degree murder. The 73-year-old is a documented anti-Semite, a white supremacist and a former KKK leader. So how closely are people like this tracked and how well was he known to law enforcement?

Guests:
Amanda Susskind, Anti-Defamation League (@AmandaSusskind)

Hiding Your Digital Footprints 9 MIN, 35 SEC

We may want to know that hate groups and criminals are being tracked, but what about the way all of us are being tracked when we use the internet? Not everyone likes the idea that their every move is being followed when they post on Facebook or tweet or buy stuff online. So, are there ways to be more private online, or at least avoid leaving such a big trail of everything we do?

Guests:
Judith Donath, Harvard University (@judithd)

The Social Machine

Judith Donath

Mad Men, New Reality TV Extremes, and Online Video Bidding Wars 8 MIN, 33 SEC

In our weekly TV roundup with Michael Schneider: Don Draper and the gang kicked off their 7th and final season last night on AMC. The episode had a few surprises, which we’ve expect from a show that is produced under extreme secrecy. Also: new reality TV and a whole bunch of new spring TV shows.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, TV Guide magazine (@Franklinavenue)

Giving Away The House 6 MIN, 48 SEC

Two years ago, Tony Tolbert decided to give up his house to a homeless family for one year. After 12 months were up, he did it again, this time to another family. Felicia Dukes moved into Tony’s house, which is in the Crenshaw District. Now a new documentary looks at their story.

Guests:
Tony Tolbert, Crenshaw resident
Felicia Dukes, Crenshaw resident

The Philosophy of Giving 7 MIN, 39 SEC

When it comes to charitable giving, most people follow their own personal philosophies on how much to give and to whom. But those decisions are impacted by many factors, both personal, social and economic. We explore the ethics and philosophies of philanthropy.

Guests:
Patricia Illingworth, Northeastern University

Wiki Gender Bias 8 MIN, 2 SEC

Of all the millions of pages on Wikipedia, only a small percentage were created or edited by women. One woman was fighting to change that: Adrianne Wadewitz was a college professor who not only wrote a lot of Wiki entries, but was deeply involved in getting other women involved in Wikipedia. Sadly, she died last week in a rock climbing accident. Her memorial service took place this morning here in Los Angeles.

Guests:
Sarah Stierch, cultural curator (@Sarah_Stierch)

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