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Claire Carter is a curator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. Her new show is called Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns. It’s a deep dive into the post 9/11 security state as seen by 13 contemporary artists.
The Post Office has monitored far more letters than previously known, the relationship between discourse on the left and GamerGate, and a ton of listener mail.
Thoughts on privacy and privilege, the effects of telling young black Americans they are “at risk,” and Rosie’s weekend getaway.
It’s Binge Week at BTR! On today’s show, Molly Freeman of the Hash podcast on BTR chats about her story on the site this week about the origins of binge watching. And later, Providence-based music writer, columnist, and all-around man about town Rob Duguay joins us to talk about ending the Beatles vs. Stones debate through the glories of binge listening.
Germany’s counterespionage strategy for NSA surveillance means going back to using typewriters.
It’s Age Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re talking about ageism in the tech industry, Germany’s new approach to countering American surveillance, and for dessert, what we’re looking forward to from ‘Sharknado 2’. Plus, Arizona botches a lethal injection, and demonizing children back-fires on anti-immigrant groups.
It’s Social Week on BTR! On today’s show, Pamela Rutledge helps us dig deep beneath headlines about why technology is almost always bad for our fragile millennial psyches. But first, BTR’s own Brian Fencil joins us to talk about how radical violent groups are fighting the war on terror using social media.
A new promotional campaign calls into question how we treat girls and whether bossiness the same as leadership.
It’s Anonymity Week on BTR! On today’s show, BTR’s own Zach Schepis joins us to talk more about getting a first-hand look inside the intense cryptocurrency competition, and a new “threat detector” machine being developed by US customs for the Mexican border.
Snowden’s fire battling references at SXSW.
It’s Drugs Week on BTR! On today’s show, Dr. Keith Conners of Duke University joins us to discuss the “epidemic” of ADHD overdiagnosis in America’s children that contrasts the reality of the condition.
NSA spy programs continue to leak and attitudes evolve as people still evaluate the president’s speech.
WOW! What A Year!!! Political Intrigue, Religious Reformation, Pop Stars With Butts RIGHT Up In Our Faces!!! CHAZ MANNENHEIM, Your Newsman Of Yesteryear, Sits Down With Bearcats Rebecca Vigil And Jo Firestone To Bring You The Skinny On The TOP Stories Of 2013!!! Watch! Thrill! Laugh! Think! And ENJOY!!!
No year is perfect and 2013 is no exception.

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