Listen to Episode 79 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, we say hello to Yo founder Or Arbel. He’ll explain why the app is no joke, especially if you find yourself in Israel. Then, Mike speaks with Gordon Witkin, the executive editor of the longform investigative journalism outlet Center for Public Integrity. We’ll talk about several recent investigations you might have missed including: “Hunting Rare Asteroids,” “Medicare Advantage Money Grab,” and “Lo-Cal Industry’s Potent PR.” Plus, three stories we ran out of time for: “How Oil and Gas Firms Gained Influence,” “Nuclear Weapons Lab Employee Fired,” and “Meet the Banking Caucus.” For the Spiel, can’t we ask women a better question than “What are you wearing?”
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TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.