In 1989, protesters blared “Ode to Joy” countering the droning music and speeches of the Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading
The ways in which a society behaves — how we acquire knowledge and beliefs and disseminate them through tradition, ritual, education and study — has always been a focus of Bill Moyers and his team. Their thoughtful approach to exploring American culture has been illustrated in a number of series and specials through the years, and continues to be on Moyers & Company.
The FCC is now accepting applications for new low power FM radio stations. Activist Betty Yu explains how community radio can be a catalyst for racial justice, economic equity and human rights. Continue reading
We recreate ourselves as online personae and give ourselves new bodies, homes, jobs and romances. Yet, suddenly, in the half-light of virtual community, we may feel utterly alone. Read more about how culture is changing us in this book excerpt from Sherry Turkle’s recent book, Alone Together. Continue reading
When a drunken fan runs onto a baseball field during a game, broadcasters always cut away to a shot of the crowd, or of the players milling around in the dugout. Contrast that with how the media reacts to mass shootings, like this week’s killings at the D.C. Naval Yard — they devote days of relentless and sensational coverage teasing out every detail of the lives of the perpetrators. Continue reading
The new Forbes 400 list includes 14 NFL owners. Three are notable, because they are asking taxpayers for help to foot the bill for new stadiums or massive renovation projects. Continue reading
Dave Zirin, The Nation magazine’s first ever sports writer, joins Bill to discuss the collision of sports with politics and why it’s newsworthy. Also: An essay from Bill on a potential military strike in Syria. Continue reading