Edward Schumacher-Matos http://www.kplu.org en Race At NPR And The End Of 'Tell Me More' http://www.kplu.org/post/race-npr-and-end-tell-me-more Hundreds of listeners have written passionately to protest NPR's decision to shut down its talk show dedicated to themes of diversity, <em>Tell Me More</em>, come August 1.<p>As Andrea Zoss of Rochester, Minn, fumed:<p><blockquote><p>I find it shocking that such an important platform for talking about race, ethnicity, and gender issues, is being yanked off the air. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:07:20 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 17476 at http://www.kplu.org Race At NPR And The End Of 'Tell Me More' Ethics, Morality And A Ticking Clock For How To Report On The R**skins http://www.kplu.org/post/ethics-morality-and-ticking-clock-how-report-rskins <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-tbOxlhvE</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:53:06 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 15064 at http://www.kplu.org Ethics, Morality And A Ticking Clock For How To Report On The R**skins The Fog of War in Benghazi and Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/fog-war-benghazi-and-washington First I heard the distant explosion of bombs. Then the night sky over Tripoli lit up with a fiery criss-crossing of bullets and rockets from attacking American warplanes and Libyan anti-aircraft batteries. I stood in awe on my hotel balcony, trying to decipher the action, until the better part of valor told me to crawl under my bed. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:08:31 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 6537 at http://www.kplu.org The Fog of War in Benghazi and Washington The Next President Of The United States: Paul Ryan http://www.kplu.org/post/next-president-united-states-paul-ryan Complaints arrived swiftly following the recent <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/11/158616046/romney-officially-announces-running-mate">live coverage</a> of Gov. Mitt Romney's VP announcement. Marc Schumacher (no relation but nice name) from Three Rivers, MI, wrote:<p><blockquote><p>Romney introduced Ryan by saying: '...the next President of the United States...' yet at the end of the coverage, someone dubbed in 'vice-president' as a correction. This "correction" was made continuously throughout the day. I have been a member continuously for 30 years. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:51:09 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 6034 at http://www.kplu.org The Next President Of The United States: Paul Ryan Santorum, Race and the Limits of Journalistic Fairness http://www.kplu.org/post/santorum-race-and-limits-journalistic-fairness You're an NPR reporter covering a presidential candidate. Serious stuff, even if it's still early in the election season. As he speaks, you think you hear the candidate say something that negatively singles out African-Americans. You try to get to an explanation from the candidate after he finishes, but can't get to him. So, you go back to your hotel and listen to the tape. You're convinced he said it. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:52:35 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 3792 at http://www.kplu.org Santorum, Race and the Limits of Journalistic Fairness Rick Santorum's Google Problem Becomes The Story http://www.kplu.org/post/rick-santorums-google-problem-becomes-story Rick Santorum has a problem. The Republican presidential candidate has been dogged by gay rights activist Dan Savage since 2003, when as a senator he supported anti-gay laws, including against sodomy. Savage, an internationally syndicated sex advice columnist, took offense and called on his readers to wage an Internet war. He invited them to name, or re-name, a sex act after Santorum. Then he took a vote and created an anti-Santorum website with the new "definition." It's not delicate.<p>Since then, Santorum's problem has been a Google one. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:32:04 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 3672 at http://www.kplu.org Rick Santorum's Google Problem Becomes The Story