Monday, April 22, 2013

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Impact and Implications

On this episode of the "There is No Spoon" show, we have a detailed discussion of the recent tragedy in Boston and its aftermath. We talk about the impact of the bombing and the aftermath in Boston itself, as well as how it was seen internationally. Also, we discuss the role the media played in the tragedy, particularly the repercussions of the "Disaster Journalism" that resulted. This includes issues of race, ethnicity, "otherness", and simply exercising and excusing poor journalistic practices. Finally, we dive into the question of Miranda rights, as well as what role, if any, Islam and Chechnya have in the debate. On the show are members of the No Spoon team, including Boston-area artist and teacher Jen Palacio (Twitter link), political scientist Fouad Pervez (Twitter link), and Professor of Law and Policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences Junaid Ahmad.

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