For the last five years, we’ve heard cries of “fake news” from media critics on both sides of the political aisle. This year, Emory University offered first-year students the opportunity to enroll in a course about fake news. It’s one of Emory’s “evidence-focused seminars” intended to prepare students for college-level research. We speak to Dr. Judith Miller, who teaches the course, and Natalia Thomas, one of the students who took the class last semester.
As 2019 drew to a close, protests spilled into cities from Hong Kong to Santiago, Paris to Tehran, and Khartoum to La Paz. People around the world flocked to the streets, often with handmade signs, addressing their objections to policy changes, power grabs, and cutbacks. The power of images to communicate disagreement is the subject of an exhibition now on view at the Museum of Design Atlanta. “The Design of Dissent” is based on a book of the same title, co-authored by two of the most prominent names in the world of design: Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilić. We speak with the renowned designers to learn more about the impact of design in the arena of dissent.
Monday marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Poet Jon Goode joins us to share a poem called “Me, God and Destiny,” which he wrote to honor and pay tribute to the civil rights icon.