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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet'

The FCC approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the agency will ensure that no entity "should control free open access to the Internet."

Morning Edition

Dori Maynard, Journalism Diversity Advocate, Dies At 56

Dori Maynard died Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer. Since 2001, she headed the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, which was founded by her father in 1977.

'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

Journalism Diversity Pioneer Dori Maynard Dies

A trailblazer in thinking about journalism's diversity problems, Maynard held publications accountable for how they cover communities of color.

Morning Edition

Fox Defends Bill O'Reilly's Account Of Falklands Conflict

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly's is accused of embellishing his war reporting experience during the Falklands conflict. And in typical O'Reilly fashion, he's not taking the accusations lying down.

All Things Considered

Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

The Fox News star's claims of reporting from a war zone, bullets flying, during the Falklands War don't appear to hold up. His countercampaign against his accusers is noteworthy as well.

Weekend Edition Saturday

There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'

When NPR correspondents report about that group, they try to make it clear that it is not a "state" in the standard sense of that word. This month's "Word Matters" conversation explains why.

As An Activist, How Do You Cover Immigration As A Journalist?

March 4, 2015
'Documented' director Jose Antonio Vargas poses following a panel discussion at the 17th Annual Savannah Film Festival on October 31, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses #EmergingUS and how news organizations have walked the line between activism and journalism.

What Makes Or Breaks A TV Remake?

March 3, 2015
David Tenant (right) and Olivia Colman (left) star in the popular drama 'Broadchurch.' (Broadchurch/Facebook)

British television’s crime drama “Broadchurch” has been an absolute success, but the American remake “Gracepoint” flopped. Why?

Tinder ‘Plus’ Charging More For Users Over 30

March 3, 2015
Tinder Plus offers paying subscribers additional features, but the 30-plus crowd is paying a little extra. (Screenshot from tinder.com)

The free dating app has launched a paid subscription service called Tinder Plus, but users over 30 are being charged twice as much.

Threats On Twitter And Other Trending Topics On Social Media

March 2, 2015
Twitter Co-Founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey is pictured on October 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Slate ‘s Julia Turner joins us for a look at how the news is reverberating online, from ISIS threats to the death of blogger Avijit Roy.

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

February 27, 2015
Actress Zendaya attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Dreadlocks go back “thousands and thousands of years,” according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

Tuning In To The Lead Belly Sound

February 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

Week In The News: DHS Shutdown Risk, Net Neutrality Win, Snowy South

February 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

‘House Of Cards’ Returns, But Just How Popular Is It?

February 24, 2015
The Emmy award winning Netflix program 'House of Cards' is back for a third season this Friday. The public knows the show is popular, but that's about all they know. (House of Cards/Facebook)

Many Americans will probably binge watch all 13 episodes of the third season this weekend, but it’s impossible to know how many.

James Baldwin: America’s Prophet, Resurrected

February 24, 2015
American writer James Baldwin poses in front of his typewriter in his house, March 15, 1983, Saint Paul de Vence, France. (AP)

Why the most prominent African American writer of the civil rights era, the man Malcolm X called “the poet of the revolution,” is as relevant as ever.

Did Bill O’Reilly Embellish His Reporting?

February 23, 2015
Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly is pictured on Oct. 13, 2012 in New York. (Frank Micelotta/Invsion via AP)

The Fox News host is in the spotlight after allegations surfaced that he may have embellished personal accounts of his war reporting.

The 2015 Oscar Nominees For Best Score — And Our Favorite Scores Of All Time

February 20, 2015
Johann Johannsson poses in the press room with the award for best original score for “The Theory of Everything” at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Jan. 11, 2015. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

We spoke to the Berklee College of Music’s film scoring department chair about this year nominees — and compiled a list of Radio Boston’s favorite movie scores ever.

Handicapping The 2015 Academy Award Ballot

February 20, 2015
Workers move red carpet as preparations are made for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 22. (AP)

Oscars this weekend. “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “American Sniper”? We’ll talk who should win, and why.

Week In The News: ISIS And Radical Islam, Immigration Reform Hits Snag

February 20, 2015
People cheer and hold up signs during a town hall forum, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Houston. The meeting was held to help immigrants learn and prepare for President Barack Obama's immigration order in spite of an injunction from a federal judge in Texas. (AP)

Immigration showdown. ISIS killings. A ceasefire mockery in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Burst Pipe Knocks Worcester Radio Stations Off The Air

February 20, 2015

Three Worcester radio stations were knocked off the air for several hours after a burst pipe flooded their building and sent people scrambling to safety.

The 87th Academy Awards, As Heard On On Point

February 19, 2015
Preparation is underway for the 87th annual Academy Awards on Hollywood Blvd. at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

Want the inside scoop on who will win big on Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards? (Look elsewhere, sorry). But we’ve got great shows on some of the year’s best movies, all right here.

Why The Media Shouldn't Cover Baseball's Spring Training Every Day

February 19, 2015
To assignment editors everywhere, please consider this revolutionary approach to covering sports: Don't report anything when there's nothing to report. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

To assignment editors everywhere, please consider this revolutionary approach to covering sports: Don’t report anything when there’s nothing to report.

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