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WILL - Media Matters - August 29, 2010

Dave Zirin on the politics of sports

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(Duration: 57:25)

Dave Zirin is the only sports columnist for the Nation Magazine. His other credits include multiple television programs including ESPN's Outside the Lines, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, ESPN Classic, MSNBC's Morning Joe, CNN's The Campbell Brown Show, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Comcast Sports Network's Washington Post Live, Al-Jazeera's The Riz Khan Show, C-SPAN's BookTV, and Democracy Now with Amy Goodman. He has also been on numerous national radio programs including National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered. Add your opinion on Sunday during Media Matters with Bob McChesney.

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WILL - Media Matters - August 22, 2010

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows

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(Duration: 59:43)

Nicholas Carr writes on the social, economic, and business implications of technology. He is the author of the 2008 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, which is "widely considered to be the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement," according the Christian Science Monitor. His earlier book, Does IT Matter?, published in 2004, "lays out the simple truths of the economics of information technology in a lucid way, with cogent examples and clear analysis," said the New York Times. His new book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, was published in June 2010. Carr's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.


WILL - Media Matters - August 15, 2010

Norman Solomon, author

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(Duration: 59:44)

Norman Solomon is a columnist on media and politics. He wrote the nationally syndicated "Media Beat" weekly column from 1992 to 2009. Solomon is the founder and president of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts. His latest book is "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State" (2007). Join McChesney and Solomon at 1pm on Sunday for a lively and informative discussion. www.normansolomon.com


WILL - Media Matters - August 08, 2010

John McManus, author of Detecting Bull

Detecting Bull: How to Identify Bias and Junk Journalism in Print, Broadcast and on the Wild Web

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(Duration: 59:44)

John McManus directs Grade the News. A former newspaper reporter, journalism professor and media researcher, he has written extensively about media, particularly about how markets shape news. His book, Market-Driven Journalism: Let the Citizen Beware? won the Society of Professional Journalists' Research Prize in 1994. He earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University. His latest book is "Detecting Bull." Join the conversation at 1pm on WILL AM580. www.gradethenews.org, http://www.detectingbull.com/