The First Five

Can your boss fire you because of your political views? Can a journalist publish stolen information? Can a university ban a controversial speaker? Learn the answers to these questions and more by listening to The First Five. Hosts Lata Nott and Gene Policinski talk to the experts and cut through the jargon to explain how the five freedoms of the First Amendment work, and what you can do to protect them.

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Podcast: Deconstructing the “Gay Wedding Cake” Case

Lata Nott delves into one of the most controversial cases on the Supreme Court’s docket this year, Masterpiece Cakeshop, and what the Court’s decision means for First Amendment and LGBTQ rights.
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Podcast: How do you solve a problem like Facebook?

Facebook

Can sites like Facebook censor fake news and hate speech? Can the government make them? And if so–is that a good idea?
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Podcast: Diversity in the Newsroom

Gene Policinski talks with the Women’s Media Center about their recent report on the status of women of color in the American media.
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Podcast: Reporting as a Survivor

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Four student journalists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School describe the experience of reporting on the shooting that occurred at their own school.
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Podcast: Censoring Student Journalists

Herriman Telegram

Does freedom of the press apply to high school students? Lata Nott interviews two student journalists about their fight to publish a story their school censored.
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Podcast: The First Amendment and Symbolic Speech

NFL players take a knee

Expressive acts, like kneeling during the national anthem or burning the American flag, are considered “symbolic speech” — but are they protected under the First Amendment?
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Podcast: Drone Journalism

Drone

Mickey Osterreicher, lawyer for the National Press Photographers Association, discusses how regulations on drone photography can limit freedom of the press.
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Podcast: Free Speech and the Internet

What does freedom of speech mean in the age of the internet? Legendary First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams breaks down the major challenges we face today.
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Podcast: Beyond Belief

How do we live together as one nation of people with so many different religious faiths?  Kristen Looney of the Religious Freedom Center shares her insights.
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Podcast: Journalism in the Age of Trump

What’s it like running a newsroom today and covering an administration that’s often hostile towards journalists? Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of POLITICO, gives us the inside scoop.
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