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On the Media is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on making sure older women aren’t ignored

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A Houston bankruptcy judge ordered conspiracy theorist and right-wing provocateur Alex Jones’ personal assets be liquidated and sold to satisfy a defamation case brought by Sandy Hook…

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The surgeon general wants health warnings on social media platforms, similar to tobacco products. A psychologist explains how the platforms can harm teen mental health.

Should social media platforms have a public health warning?

The surgeon general wants health warnings on social media platforms, similar to tobacco products. A psychologist explains how the platforms can harm teen mental health.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Ana voters will decide whether to extend voting rights in city elections to non-U.S. citizens in November.

Santa Ana may allow non-citizens to vote in city elections

Santa Ana voters will decide whether to extend voting rights in city elections to non-U.S. citizens in November.

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Are Trump’s campaign promises a cause for concern? KCRW also discusses activism in journalism and the role of school vouchers in closing achievement gaps.

Will Trump punish political opponents if elected?

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