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The Trouble with Reality

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In her latest book, media analyst Brooke Gladstone tries to understand the current landscape of “fact” and “truth” in the United States. Facts, she says are crucial for negotiation and compromise in a democracy. Truth, though, is subjective. So how have we reached a point where reality is so fractured? Gladstone joins Doug to talk about lies, the Trump administration, journalism, and why we all need to know more about each other's truth.

Brooke Gladstone is co-host and managing editor of On the Media, heard Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on KUER. Her new book is called The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in our Time [Independent bookstores|Amazon]

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