• Hosted by Mary Quintas

(Press)ed: a podcast about the media, fake news and the future of our democracy, from Producer Mary Quintas, Rhode Island Public Radio and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

When two neighbors from across the political divide agree to go on a "balanced media diet," they hope they will learn something about opposing viewpoints. Will they be able to engage in friendly conversations about politics? Can they remain friends despite their differences? And what do the results of this experiment tell us about journalists, their work and its impact on democracy?

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This podcast is produced by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Rhode Island Public Radio as part of the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative. Administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the initiative seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities and journalism. Thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

(PRESS)ed: Your Questions

Aug 31, 2018

Now’s your chance to get involved - we need your help to shape an upcoming episode! We’re eager to hear your questions about how journalists cover the political divide and politics in general.

(Press)ed Episode 1: The Other Side Of The Street

Aug 24, 2018

In this episode, we meet Bonnie and Dave, two friends who have lived on opposite sides of the street for decades.

They also have opposing political views, but they mostly avoid talking about that.

That's about to change...