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Being Social at the Social Network

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The new film the Social Network is as good as everyone says. In fact, it's better. It's a brilliant mix of pop culture and eternal themes, from love and rivalry to classism or the simple need to be accepted.

Radio's Not Back (It Just Never Went Away)

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Pollack

Despite the increased competition from the Internet, mp3 players, and other forms of radio, terrestrial radio remains an essential medium in the lives of Americans.

Randy Michaels Shows No Love For Bloggers: Tribune CEO Feuds With Media Blogger Who Reported On His 'Banned Words' Memo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, WBEZ media columnist Robert Feder published an internal memo from Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels that listed 119 words WGN employees...

Towards A Just Communications System: Pacifica Radio and the Never-Ending Battle

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

I often hear, as a Pacifica Foundation board member that terrestrial radio in general and Pacifica radio in particular, is irrelevant. I would make t...

XM/Sirius' POTUS Channel May Be The Last Refuge of Balanced Political Journalism

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

The only thing worse than governing by opinion poll is reporting by it. From the 1940s CBS Radio, then CBS Television was the ratings darling of ne...

Digg Me? Click Here

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally aired on American Public Media's Marketplace and published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the gl...

Enough About the Nut Bag In Florida; the Noise Is Dangerous

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our actions as a nation have been far more offensive to the Muslim world than a crazy man in Florida. Bush's illegal occupation of Iraq and our failed mission in Afghanistan have only harmed us more.

Beck Rally: A Great PR Stunt, But That's All It Was

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The industry of Glen Beck is happy: those that own him in radio and TV. He had an absolutely great weekend when it comes to the media.

The Frightening Prospect of Seeing Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin Use Big Media to Rewrite Civil Rights History

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

When Beck first announced his Restoring Honor Rally last year, it was obvious to any student of propaganda what he was doing.

RADIO KING? Larry Plots Return To Radio

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Larry King is reportedly plotting his next career move after he steps down from his nightly CNN talk show: a return to radio. TMZ reports that King h...

NYC Mosque: It's Our Fault We're Mad

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

How about concentrating less on the mosque and more on Ground Zero itself. How about all the meetings, all the press, focus on the rebuilding of that site?

Walking the Slum Side of Bangalore (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Lydon

BANGALORE -- Brinda Adige, a self-starting social activist, in yellow sari, is our guide to the slum side of Bangalore and the virtual canyon between ...

SHOCKING AUDIO: Dr. Laura's N-Word Rant

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has apologized after a shocking rant on her radio show this week during which she said the n-word 11 times over the course of f...

Talking Through the New Depression

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Here's my story, the story of how I'm making it in front of, and behind, the scenes in the world today. Maybe some will be inspired to continue to reach for their goals. Maybe others will understand that it's tough all over.

The Art Gospel According to Edward Goldman: Ten Reasons (or Ten Commandments) to Support KCRW

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, ladies and gentlemen, here is the Art Gospel, according to Edward Goldman: The Top Ten reasons -- no, Ten Commandments -- urging your support for ...

Radio, Someone (That Would Be Me) Still Loves You

Tara Dublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tara Dublin

Radio is sadly dying, people, and we need to resuscitate it. Think about it: it's our last free medium. There it is, standard with your car. It's built into that clock on your beside table.

Real India: A Land Soon Without Tigers, and Maybe Orchids (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Lydon

The "New India" has delivered itself into a deadly trap of consumerism, pollution, ruined forests and rivers, a "virtual" prosperity but a profoundly un-natural India.

"You Need to Hear From the People:" Communicating From Haiti's Refugee Camps

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Almost two million people out of a population of nine million are currently homeless or displaced. Recently, one 22-year-old woman took it upon herself to let the world know what life is like in Haiti's camps.

How to Kill Classical Music?: Discuss It to Death on the Radio

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lennard Davis

It's Saturday morning, and I've got the radio tuned to a classical music station. I want to hear Vivaldi or Mozart or Bach, and instead I am hearing two wonks discussing the minutiae of musical performance.

Ten Songs Radio Never Should Play Again

Tara Dublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tara Dublin

The number one complaint I always got when I was on the air was the repetition. WHY do radio stations play the same songs over and over, until they're basically embedded into your genetic code?

Joan Armatrading Continues 'Charming Life'

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

"Is she the one that sounds like Tracy Chapman?" That's a question often posed when explaining the musical wonderment of Joan Armatrading.

Eminem Is Alive, Well and Living in Paris: Rap Thrives in France

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

The pundits have been saying for the past couple of years that the declining sales in rap music translates to a move away by music fans. Not so fast. It ain't dead yet.

Cathy Hughes Strikes Back on Paying Artists for Radio Plays: "Dionne Warwick Is a Lobbyist"

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The record labels want AM/FM radio to belly-up for beats. The future of black radio may be at stake, industry folks say.

STREAMING: Art On The Air, Direct From NY's Clocktower

Art On Air | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

AIR, Art International Radio, is a non-profit Internet radio station, free online cultural archive, and media arts center. Producing over 500 new radi...

Beck Trashes Olbermann On Radio Show: 'Joke'

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck responded to Keith Olbermann's special comment Thursday on his radio show. Beck played audio of Olbermann, who had returned temporarily fr...