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October 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

Have you ever heard of the expression ‘mob shaming?’ It’s formal definition is “a large group or crowd of people who are angry or difficult to control. Mob shaming has happened since the beginning of civilization and with the invention of social media and the internet, a cyber mob can dole out more damage than the stereotypical torch-and-pitchforks horde. It’s hard to imagine being the subject of such hate, but one 18-year-old, Tyler Clementi, didn’t have to. Clementi was a talented violinist and a freshman at Rutgers University when he was outed by his college roommate as gay by having an intimate encounter secretly streamed live not only to the entire campus, but to the world via Twitter. He experienced it, paid the ultimate price for it, and remains an example of not only how mob shaming can affect a person, but the struggles that LGBT youth face. Now, Tyler Clementi’s mother, Jane, and older brother, James, join us to talk about their personal tragedy and how they turned his death into something powerful.

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October 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Controversy and confusion continues around sexual assault cases on college campuses.  As protections undergo a shift, what does it mean for both the accusers and the accused?  According to a new audit, 31 colleges in New York State are under investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases.  We’ll hear from a leading expert on this critical issue, Vanessa Grigoriadis, the […]

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October 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Controversy and confusion continues around sexual assault cases on college campuses.  As protections undergo a shift, what does it mean for both the accusers and the accused?  According to a new audit, 31 colleges in New York State are under investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases.  We’ll hear from a leading expert on this critical issue, Vanessa Grigoriadis, the […]

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October 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

It’s been 50 years since PBS started its collaboration with the country and our achievements together have been great.  Bill Moyers and former Secretary Joseph Califano, two of the men who helped pave the way for public broadcasting in Washington, celebrate all that is educational ahead of our upcoming “American Graduate Day.” The nation’s growing addiction to opioids. The new face […]

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October 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

Sparks flew at last night’s Mayoral debate as Bill de Blasio fought City Hall hopefuls Nicole Malliotakis and Bo Dietl in a bare knuckles debate, but did it change any minds?  We’ll have the full report with WNYC’s City Hall reporter, Brigid Bergin. Once a victim, now he’s a leading voice for equality and for caution.  On “National Coming Out Day,” Zeke […]

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