Teaching African American studies, Fighting disinformation

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We learn more about the consequences of some states restricting how schools teach African American studies. Then, we talk to the author of a new book on fighting back against disinformation.

Featured in this Show

  • Arkansas joins Florida in rejecting AP African American studies

    Last week, the Arkansas Department of Education warned schools not to offer AP African-American studies. This is the latest in a series of moves by conservative states changing the ways Black history can be taught. We discuss why it’s happening and what it means for students.

  • Disinformation: How to manufacture doubt in science and democracy

    Spreading intentionally false information to cast doubt about the facts is not a new strategy in information warfare. But the internet and social media have made spreading disinformation easier than ever. We talk to the author of a new book on how doubt in science and democracy is manufactured using these new and powerful tools, and what we can do about it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings Guest
  • Lee McIntyre Guest

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