UW Study Looks At Your Media Sources And Your Partisan Attitudes, 3D Gun Blueprints

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“Though 3D printers themselves are still quite expensive – some costing thousands of dollars – it is a growing market and some companies have begun to offer more affordable versions.”  FromThe Independent
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A new study from UW-Madison looks at how growing polarization in Wisconsin’s media including political advertising, social media, and local news sources affect its citizens’ media consumption behavior and attitudes. We talk to the principal investigator about the study. We also learn more about 3D-printed weapons and their legality.

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  • Settlement Makes Blueprints For 3D Printable Guns Available Online

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Lew Friedland Guest

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