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Wendell Potter On Fake News and Critical Thinking

Jul 24, 2017

Wendell Potter will participate in the  Truth and Consequences Symposium this week, and he's somewhat of an expert in "fake news" as it used to be called: propaganda. He worked in the health insurance industry, helping deliver the message of insurers hoping to shape legislation on their industry.

J. Douglas Bruce Professor Chuck Maland has just completed an edition of James Agee's movie writings called Complete Film Criticism: Reviews, Essays, Manuscripts, for which he also wrote an introduction about Agee's caeer as a movie reviewer for Time and The Nation.  He sits down with Todd Steed to discuss this ambitious project. 

Kevin Abernathy shares his new record and explores the beauty of Skynyrd. 

Centro Hispano Offers Resources For Immigrants

Jul 6, 2017

Navigating American culture can be difficult for Spanish-speaking immigrants. Learning the language, getting kids through school, and integrating into the fabric of a community can be a daunting task. That’s where Centro Hispano comes in. The group provides education and social services to the Hispanic population in and around Knoxville, including adult education classes and after-school programs for kids and high school students.

National Park Service

Appalachia is the place to be these days, at least for reporters and columnists searching for…well, what exactly? The roots of Donald Trump’s appeal? The plight of former coal towns? Explanations for the rise of the alt-right?

Yeah, all of the above, and more. Our guest on the July edition of Dialogue says Appalachia is often used as a canvas, allowing commentators to paint whatever picture they like. And, she says, the resulting image is usually way off the mark.

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