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18-29 Segment 1: The Italian Mothers Who Stood Up To The Mafia

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While we know about the Sicilian mafia from the Godfather movies, another more powerful Italian mafia has recently come to light: the ‘Ndrangheta. Established in the late 1800s from a group of 140 families, the secret to this mafia’s success is secrecy. 414 more words

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18-29 Segment 2: Learning How To Identify and De-bunk Actual Fake News

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Fake news has been a hot topic in recent days, but it’s often misunderstood. Stories written by non-journalists to intentionally mislead readers are a real danger to our society, especially when those in power are misusing the term or employing it for their own benefit. 336 more words

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Culture Crash 18-29: Bo Burnham’s Brilliant New Film, Eighth Grade

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Welcome to Culture Crash, where we examine American culture.  What’s new and old in books, film, and entertainment.

2014 had Boyhood, last year had Lady Bird, and this year has Bo Burnham’s new film, Eighth Grade. 327 more words

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Coming Up on Viewpoints Show 18-29

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The Italian Mothers Who Stood Up To The Mafia

Most of us have heard of the Cosa Nostra, but there’s another powerful mafia in Italy: the ‘Ndrangheta. 118 more words

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18-28 Segment 1: Appreciating the Introvert

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Our culture celebrates the extrovert, the person who is the life of the party. But, the introvert, the one who often leaves the party early, also has a lot to offer. 383 more words

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18-28 Segment 2: Breaking Down The Pesky English Language

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We all know the rule: “I before E, except after C,” but it’s not applicable in “weird” or “science” or many other words. The English language has many exceptions to its rules, and these irregularities make it a difficult language to spell. 391 more words

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Culture Crash 18-28: The Dark Knight 10 Years Later

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Welcome to Culture Crash, where we examine American culture.  What’s new and old in books, film, and entertainment.

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, a movie that is, at once, a Class-A crime movie, an action thrill-ride, a psychological thriller, and a summer blockbuster. 586 more words

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