Simon Winchester has taken on subjects as diverse as the volcanic explosion of Krakatoa to the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. His latest, “The Perfectionists,” traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement: precision.
On this week’s Media Project, they discuss covering political spokespeople, journalists as information gatekeepers, and balancing what audiences want, with what they need.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rails against the President’s choice for U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. WAMC’s political observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the President’s nominee and the ripple effect in New York state.[Continue reading...] about #1828: Supreme Court Justice Debate
Parents who send their children to a neighborhood school in a small California city were devastated over the announcement that the school will be shut down. Then, they started taking action. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll tell you about the fight to save Fair Oaks Elementary School in Redwood City, California. Then […][Continue reading...] about #1451: “Saving Fair Oaks Elementary”
WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Alex Camarda, Senior Policy Advisor for Reinvent Albany.[Continue reading...] about #1828 – Reinvent Albany
An encore August, 2016 In Conversationwith WAMC’S Alan Chartock and Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.[Continue reading...] about Harold Holzer