Public Radio, Capitalism and Native Advertising

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Public radio tells listeners it depends on them, not corporate advertising.  Now Ira Glass, of This America Life, says "public radio is ready for capitalism." Newspapers are running ads that look just like their stories. In the age of podcasting and native advertising, important lines are beginning to blur.

Also, Ireland makes history with the first gay marriage referendum. On today's Talking Point, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian is about to be tried for espionage in Iran -- although no evidence has been revealed, and the proceedings may be secret. We talk with his very worried brother.

Photo: Ira Glass, seen here hosting the 2014 Peabody Awards, has stirred  up a proverbial hornet’s nest with his comments about public radio and capitalism. (Peabody Awards)



Warren Olney