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11.19.14: Against The Word 'Reform' & Cory Doctorow's Laws For The Internet Age


100 years ago this month, a young socialite decided to ditch her corset and slipped into a little something more comfortable. On today’s show, a retrospective of the modern bra, from Jane Russell to Victoria’s Secret. 

Plus, Cory Doctorow shares his thoughts on creativity and profit in the digital age. And we return with a plea from a Chicago Tribune columnist who believes it’s high-time journalists stop overusing the word “reform” in their reporting.

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Reform Reform

Reform Reform

Cory Doctorow: Information Doesn't Want to be Free

Cory Doctorow: Information Doesn't Want to be Free

Love & Counterfeit

  • Some crimes are born out of sheer desperation, some out of rage, and others out of passion. But this next crime we’re about to share with you was born out of love. The podcast Criminal brings us this story of love and counterfeit.
  • You can listen to this story at: Criminal: The Buck Stops Here

The Modern Bra Turns 100

  • Lynn Boorady, Associate Professor and Chair of Fashion & Textile Technology at SUNY – Buffalo joined us to talk about the history and significance of the brassiere.
  • We've got a slide show of some early bras including intimate apparel from the middle ages at this link: The Modern Bra Turns 100
The Modern Bra Turns 100

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