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WNYC's On the Media

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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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On Friday, March 22, a diverse group of LA-based women artists will perform the work of Yoko Ono.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson and other LA-based women artists will perform the work of Yoko Ono on Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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A new exhibit at The Broad is called “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963−1983.”

‘Soul of a Nation’ at The Broad celebrates black artists

A new exhibit at The Broad is called “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963−1983.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Watts Uprising of 1965 left 34 people dead. Most of the news coverage at the time was by white people who didn't understand the neighborhood.

A look at black films that came out of the 1965 Watts Uprising

The Watts Uprising of 1965 left 34 people dead. Most of the news coverage at the time was by white people who didn't understand the neighborhood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The view from the beach in Santa Barbara is not pristine. Dotting the horizon are nearly two dozen oil rigs. They’ve been there for decades. Most locals hate them.

Some environmentalists want Santa Barbara decommissioned oil rigs to stay

The view from the beach in Santa Barbara is not pristine. Dotting the horizon are nearly two dozen oil rigs. They’ve been there for decades. Most locals hate them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Disney agreed to pay about $70 billion for the majority of 21st Century Fox. The purchase closed last night.

With Disney-Fox merger, Mickey Mouse and Bart Simpson are now family

Disney agreed to pay about $70 billion for the majority of 21st Century Fox. The purchase closed last night.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was a frequent guest on Bubba The Love Sponge Show about a decade ago, where he made many misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments.

How Fox News’ Tucker Carlson went from conservative talk show host to alt-right darling

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was a frequent guest on Bubba The Love Sponge Show about a decade ago, where he made many misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Canadian comedy “Workin’ Moms” is in its third season. The show, which gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up, follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

Catherine Reitman mines her real life as the star and creator of ‘Workin’ Moms’

Canadian comedy “Workin’ Moms” is in its third season. The show, which gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up, follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter for $250 million.

California Congressman Devin Nunes sues Twitter

Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter for $250 million.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before he was president, Donald Trump was a failed casino magnate, who defaulted on loans. No bank on Wall Street would lend him money, except one.

Why Deutsche Bank loaned money to Trump even after he defaulted

Before he was president, Donald Trump was a failed casino magnate, who defaulted on loans. No bank on Wall Street would lend him money, except one.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand