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Happy International Literacy Day! Above: A snapshot of reading in America.
As of January 2014, 76% of American adults 18+ said they read at least 1 book in the past year.
Happy International Literacy Day! :D
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - John Oliver Literally Destroys Piñatas (2014)
John satirizes clickbait headlines. It’s epic!
David Leonhardt recently compared the terms people search for online in places The New York Times figures life is easiest, against the counties where it’s hardest. He discusses the results with Robert Siegel.
The Checkout - Gendered Marketing (2014)
Kirsten Drysdale and Zoe Norton Lodge examine the issue of market segmentation by gender and find we’ve all got an equal opportunity to pay more.
From Australia, The Checkout is “a satirical consumer affairs series.” This video provides a great example of how information literacy can be applied to real world situations. Are gendered products offer substantially different benefits? Why should women pay more for less? Why do consumers allow this to happen?
Americans have access to more news than ever before. But polls suggest trust in our sources of information is at a record low. Diane and her guests discuss how to judge the credibility of news in the digital age. (51 mins)