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What Do We Do?
How do you cover a President-Elect who seems impervious to the normal constraints of civility, checks and balances, traditional values, and facts? Bob spent the week talking to news outlets that are quickly adapting to the reality of a Donald Trump Presidency and grappling with the challenges posed by the new administration. Plus, When ideas are fraught, so is language. Does using the term "alt-right" mask misogyny and racism? When is "white supremacist" an accurate descriptor, and when is it a bludgeon? Brooke talks with writer and linguist John McWhorter about words that take on partisan leanings, and why it's important to choose the right ones.

Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 2:00pm


What Do We Do?
How do you cover a President-Elect who seems impervious to the normal constraints of civility, checks and balances, traditional values, and facts? Bob spent the week talking to news outlets that are quickly adapting to the reality of a Donald Trump Presidency and grappling with the challenges posed by the new administration. Plus, When ideas are fraught, so is language. Does using the term "alt-right" mask misogyny and racism? When is "white supremacist" an accurate descriptor, and when is it a bludgeon? Brooke talks with writer and linguist John McWhorter about words that take on partisan leanings, and why it's important to choose the right ones.

Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 12:00am


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