Democrats Want Federal Investigation Into Controversial WEDC Loan, FRONTLINE Torture Documentary, Becoming An Individual In An Age Of Distraction

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The rise of gadgets like smartphones and tablets has led to the common complaint that we are more distracted than ever. Our guest argues that’s not quite true, and discusses how our culture shapes our attention spans. We also get the story behind a new documentary on CIA torture during the War on Terror, and talk to a reporter who’s been covering the controversial WEDC loan that’s causing Democrats to call for a federal investigation.

Featured in this Show

  • Controversial WEDC Loan Leads Democrats To Call For Federal Investigation

    A controversial half-million-dollar loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to a struggling Milwaukee construction company has some Democrats calling for a federal investigation. A reporter covering this story explains why this loan is causing so much controversy and how this story could affect Governor Scott Walker’s presence on the national stage.

  • Frontline Investigates The CIA's Interrogation Program

    Frontline uses recently declassified documents and interviews with politicians and CIA insiders to paint a picture of what the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques looked like.

  • Author Discusses Becoming An Individual In An Age Of Distraction

    It seems like every day we hear more complaints about how technology is ruining our attention spans. Our guest says we’re having the wrong argument about distraction. He says technology is more of a symptom than a cause of our cultural problem with attention. He explains how to become an individual in the age of distraction.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Matthew DeFour Guest
  • Jim Gilmore Guest
  • Matthew B. Crawford Guest

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