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Gay Marriage, Obama’s Whistle-Blower Crackdown and More

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A deeper look at the Supreme Court’s historic week, the Obama administration harasses whistle-blowers, and “Duck Dynasty” in revolt.

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Gay Marriage, Obama’s Whistle-Blower Crackdown and More

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A deeper look at the Supreme Court’s historic week, the Obama administration harasses whistle-blowers, and “Duck Dynasty” in revolt.

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Congress Rights a Wrong, Ann Coulter’s Epic Rant, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s reported pick for secretary of defense and why Joe Biden could be America’s next reality TV star (or not).

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Occupy Wall Street Gets Real on MTV

MTV is developing reality shows inspired by Occupy Wall Street; the tea party turns its back on Michele Bachmann; and a British cleric resigns rather than retract his support of the Occupy London protests. These discoveries and more, after the jump.

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This Stressful American Life

Living in stressful urban settings affects health negatively; K-Pop floods the Japanese entertainment market; and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” may have caused the American Civil War. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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California Prisoners Do or Die

Prisoners all over California continue a hunger strike despite nearing death; “Sister Wives” reality TV show stars fight the anti-polygamy law; and economists have resorted to capital bribery to resuscitate the American job market. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Reality TV on the SAT

Figuring in among the many gauges of intelligence on this year’s SAT is one that raised a controversy for reasons beyond the usual critique that the infamous test for college candidates favors certain populations with access to a particular kind of knowledge and training ...

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Reality Show Disrupts Congress

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Cameras heat up the legislative process. Bipartisanship? Rep. William Cummings and his fellow cleaning-product hucksters aren’t here to make friends.

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Homeland Security Meets Reality TV

If you thought reality TV was only for wannabe warblers, petulant teens and bug-eating fetishists, guess again. The Department of Homeland Security, “as well as several other government agencies,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, is working with ABC on a new “unscripted” show called “Border Security USA,” brought to you, creepily enough, by the executive producer of “Big Brother.”

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Homer and Marge’s Shortsighted Prediction

“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening can take some creative license with his characters’ back stories, as in this clip, which shows Marge and Homer Simpson—still in college as they anticipate the end of the ‘90s—predicting that Bill Clinton will certainly be seen as the worst president in U.S. history for “lying in a deposition in a civil lawsuit.”  Well ... maybe not.

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When they write the cultural history of childhood in 21st-century America, I hope they leave room for a few unkind words about “Kid Nation.”

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Who Wants to Win a Kidney?

If you thought reality television had already hit its nadir, guess again.  The creators of the “Big Brother” franchise have whipped up a shocking new premise for their next hopeful hit in the Netherlands: A terminally ill woman will, with advice from viewers, choose the winner ... of her kidneys.  Update:  Producers at Endemol have admitted that the show is a hoax.

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