Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

Reporting on the Ground in Syria, and Teaching 1,000 Citizens to Do the Same

Friday, September 11, 2015

When it comes to Syria, we hear a lot of analysis from the outside. But there are also those working tirelessly to help those on the inside tell their stories.

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I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: Why It's So Hard to Apologize

Thursday, September 10, 2015

From Richard Nixon to Hillary Clinton, why is it so hard for politicians—and the rest of us —to say “I’m sorry”?

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A World In Motion: Beyond The Numbers

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

As populations shift, as identities around nationhood change, and as we become more connected across borders, we explore what our global identity is today.

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On Board a Refugee Rescue Ship

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Doctors Without Borders rescued 1,658 displaced refugees crossing the Mediterranean last week. An emergency coordinator for a rescue ship tells us what exactly happens on board.


Walking in the Woods, Driving the Getaway Car

Friday, September 04, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen review "A Walk in the Woods" and "The Transporter Refueled," and answer a Movie Therapy question for everyone who cares about diversity in kids' films.
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If the Black Panthers Had Camera Phones

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Black Panther Party formed in response to police brutality against black Americans. What would've happened if the Panthers had other means to get their message across?

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kristen Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, discusses the thriller "No Escape," the coming-of-age drama "We Are Your Friends," and the Sundance hit "Grandma."

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The Porn Episode

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Today's episode of Movie Date is all about indecent movies, and it features special guest Dan Savage!
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How Companies Make Millions Off Lead Poisoning Victims

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A new investigation finds that predatory companies take advantage of poor, minority lead poisoning victims—including Freddie Gray and his family.

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The Virginia TV Shooting: Listeners React

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For some, the shooting hits close to home. For many, this event signals a need for gun control. Some of you admit that none of this is shocking to you. And many are feeling hopeless.

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Paul Scheer: The Hardest Working Comedian in America

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paul Scheer discusses his projects, his most and least favorite tourist spots, and the future of his fellow Upright Citizens Brigade alum Stephen Colbert.

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Dancing Around the 'G Word'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Across the country, city planners are constantly grappling with the task of revitalizing urban areas in ways that benefit long-time residents instead of displacing them.

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The Ultimate Killing Machine

Friday, August 21, 2015

Two of this week's movies feature humans that have been programmed to be killing machines. Which, if either, is worth seeing?
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Active-Duty Soldiers Fighting Fires, Not Wars

Thursday, August 20, 2015

More than 25,000 people have participated in efforts to combat the wildfires out west, and among them are 200 active-duty soldiers.


Family Leave: A Luxury for a Few American Women

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Only 13 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers. And nearly one in four American women take less than two weeks off work after giving birth. 

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Vacation-Shaming? But We Do Some of Our Best Work on Vacation

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New research suggests that 56 percent of Americans haven't taken any vacation at all in the last 12 months. But could the pressure to keep working actually hurt our performance?

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Transforming Food Waste into Cutting Edge American Cuisine

Monday, August 17, 2015

Americans waste 70 billion pounds of food a year. But Chef Dan Barber isn't one of them. He's taking food from the trash and putting it on people's plates.  

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Would you rather live in 1963 or 1986?

Friday, August 14, 2015

This week's movies take us back in time, to 1986 and 1963. Which era would you rather live in?
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The Myth About China's Unending Growth

Thursday, August 13, 2015

China’s currency woes are just one indication that it might be time to revisit our narrative of China’s economic domination in the 21st Century.

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The Return of The Jester

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

More than 700 years after the last jester served King Edward I, the small community of Conwy in Northern Wales has appointed a new resident entertainer.

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