• Jan 10, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 21:35 mins

(Originally aired 07/16/2018) Guest: Angie Holan, Editor, PolitiFact Fact checking has become so popular that major news outlets do it on Presidential speeches in real-time. Political campaigns fact-check their opponents’ claims. But how sure can we be that the people doing the fact checking are not biased? That they’re not looking more critically on one party than another?

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Great-granddaughter Fights to Properly Honor Ida B. Wells

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(Originally aired 8/22/18) Guest: Michelle Duster, Author, Speaker, Lecturer of Business Writing, Columbia College Chicago And now, to a conversation about the contributions of Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist who was born enslaved near the end of the Civil War, sued a railroad for discrimination, and risked her life to expose the violence of lynching in the Jim Crow South. Last summer, we spoke with Michelle Duster, a great granddaughter of Wells, and a driving force behind efforts to honor her legacy. Fundraising for the first phase of a memorial to Ida B. Wells has since reached its $300,000 goal. Duster is a lecturer at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.

(Originally aired 8/22/18) Guest: Michelle Duster, Author, Speaker, Lecturer of Business Writing, Columbia College Chicago And now, to a conversation about the contributions of Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist who was born enslaved near the end of the Civil War, sued a railroad for discrimination, and risked her life to expose the violence of lynching in the Jim Crow South. Last summer, we spoke with Michelle Duster, a great granddaughter of Wells, and a driving force behind efforts to honor her legacy. Fundraising for the first phase of a memorial to Ida B. Wells has since reached its $300,000 goal. Duster is a lecturer at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.