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  • Bernie Sanders: Being Jewish taught me ‘what politics is about’

    June 12, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    A day after a radio host falsely said that Sen. Bernie Sanders has Israeli citizenship, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination spoke publicly about how his Jewish identity has influenced him.



  • Diane Rehm tells Bernie Sanders he’s Israeli, then takes credit for discrediting that rumor

    By Jared Sichel

    June 11, 2015 | 11:26 am

    ***A response from the Anti-Defamation League is posted at the bottom. (June 11, 4:25 p.m. ET)


    Towards the end of her show’s first hour on Thursday, WAMU host and NPR affiliate Diane Rehm revisited her Wednesday interview with senator and presidential candidate Bernie...

  • Obama is selling us a lemon

    By David Suissa

    April 10, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    It’s easy to be lulled or seduced by President Barack Obama’s confident demeanor. He always appears so reasonable. 

    Obama will need all of his persuasive powers to sell us on his “framework” agreement with Iran because the agreement is a lemon — a dangerous lemon.

    At its best,...

  • Behind every great ‘Serial’ podcast host, a Jewish studies professor

    December 19, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    No spoilers here about the “Serial” season finale, but I will say this much: The episode ends with … a special thanks to a certain Jewish studies professor.

    That would be Benjamin Schreier, the interim director of the Jewish studies program at Penn State and the husband of...

  • Disability selfies

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 4, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    More than 9 million people around the world have clicked on a photo of a young, strikingly beautiful 23-year-old British woman wearing a bikini. Is she a supermodel? Not yet. In addition to her bathing suit, the photo also shows colostomy bags attached to the woman’s lower abdomen,...

  • Netanyahu would ‘consider’ taking call from Rouhani

    October 4, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. media he would not initiate contact with the new Iranian president, but would not turn down an overture out of hand.

    “Yeah, we’re not the first to call,” Netanyahu told Piers Morgan, a CNN host who asked him in an...

  • Brooklyn’s ‘crazy chicken lady’ making progress in fighting kapparot ritual

    September 10, 2013 | 10:17 am

    For years, Rina Deych was treated like she was crazy.

    Fighting the Yom Kippur ritual of kapparot, she was told things had always been this way and if she kept up the battle, she would only incite anti-Semitism.

    Year after year, people would kindly suggest she find another...

  • A small glimpse into Aaron Sorkin’s Jewish story

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 17, 2012 | 12:55 pm

    Writer Aaron Sorkin gave a rare glimpse into his relationship with Judaism during a recent interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

    During a conversation about Sorkin’s intellect—which he more or less downplayed, “I phonetically create the sound of smart people talking to each...

  • ‘The Dictator’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

    The reviews are in for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” ladies and gentlemen, and while there are pans and mixed notices, a number of the some 20 top critics I perused had good things to say about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest spoof—mostly praising his social satire or crass...

  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

  • Obesity’s Impact on Sexual Health

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 23, 2011 | 11:00 am

    I heard this really interesting story on NPR yesterday about how obesity can affect one’s sexual health.  In light of some of the friction my earlier pieces on weight have caused, I thought this was an interesting perspective to add to the mix.  Read or listen to it here. 

  • NPR’s Ronald Schiller is Hot!

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    March 17, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    My beloved NPR is in trouble as the House has voted to cut funding to NPR and CPB.  Ron Schiller’s part in this is now well-known – he was NPR’s chief fundraiser and was caught on tape recently by conservative activist James O’Keefe.  Not only did he have to resign, not only...

  • NPR exec heard saying that Jews control print media [VIDEO]

    March 9, 2011 | 10:46 am

    A National Public Radio executive who was set to leave the station has apologized for videotaped comments that include saying that Jews control the print media.

    Ron Schiller, president of the NPR Foundation and vice president for development, said his resignation scheduled for May 6...

  • Fox News chief: NPR bosses are Nazis

    November 18, 2010 | 11:32 am

    Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chief, called National Public Radio executives “Nazis” and said “left-wing rabbis” make it difficult to use the term “Holocaust” on air.

    Ailes made the comments in an interview with the Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, who was canvassing recent...

  • Memo to NPR:  Stop Calling Flotilla “Pro-Palestinian”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 1, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    The demigod journos at National Public Radio can do almost no wrong in my book, but they have to stop referring to the flotilla that Israel raided yesterday to tragic results as full of “pro-Palestinian” protesters.

    On every newscast, every promo, there was NPR, describing the...

  • The CNN-NPR-NY Times Middle East Conspiracy

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 14, 2009 | 1:10 pm

    Have you noticed that when people complain about bias in the media, it’s always bias against their own point of view and never bias in favor of their side?

    When press accounts confirm your interpretation of events, they’re fair, accurate and objective. When the upshot of a news...

  • The figurative father

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Every year, as the third Sunday in June approaches, it happens: along with the ads for neckties and iPods come the endless conversations on single-mom blogs and parenting sites about what to do on Father's Day with kids like mine who don't have fathers. One mom wanted to honor her...
  • Hooker to the stars is a saucy satirist

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Svetlana Maksimovsrskaya is a Russian prostitute whose high-profile clients include George Clooney, Rick Santorum and Al Gore. Featured on KCRW-FM 89.9 every Monday at 4:44 p.m., she comments on whatever comes to mind -- movies, politics, popular culture, her clients. During the...
  • CAMERA Is Out of Focus

    By Jeffrey Dvorkin

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America's (CAMERA) Andrea Levin wants to start a boycott. She has urged Jewish listeners to stop supporting National Public Radio (NPR). Levin said that NPR's coverage of events in the Middle East amounts to biased reporting and...

  • NPR Reaching Out to Jews, Arabs

    By Saron Samber

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    National Public Radio (NPR) has mounted a public relations campaign among Jews and Arabs in an effort to avoid being known as National Protest Radio.

    At the same moment that the president of NPR was addressing Jewish newspaper editors in Chicago about coverage of the Middle East,...

  • Your Letters

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jews and the Times

    At the end of the panel discussion that took place at Temple Beth Am on Sunday, April 28, Los Angeles Times senior editor David Lauter said that the way to reach (and possibly affect) the Times with one's concerns would be to call the special office that has been...