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Hosts Frank Bond and Sonya Gavankar take listeners behind the scenes of some of the Newseum's most popular artifacts and exhibits and share details about the production of many of the museum's award-winning films.

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Hosts Frank Bond and Sonya Gavankar take listeners behind the scenes of some of the Newseum's most popular artifacts and exhibits and share details about the production of many of the museum's award-winning films.

    Inside Today’s FBI: Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

    Inside Today’s FBI: Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

    Host Sonya Gavankar and exhibits writer Ellie Stanton explore the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s episode: How, after evading 200 federal agents over a five-year, $24 million manhunt, Eric Robert Rudolph was arrested for setting off a bomb that killed one person and injured 112 at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

    • 7 min
    Inside Today’s FBI: Improvised Explosive Devices

    Inside Today’s FBI: Improvised Explosive Devices

    Host Sonya Gavankar and exhibits writer Ellie Stanton explorethe stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’sepisode: How FBI investigators at the Terrorist Explosive DeviceAnalytical Center (TEDAC) examine improvised explosive devices(IEDs) — the weapons of choice for terrorists — to identifybomb-makers by the “signatures” they leave behind. TEDAC’s “bomblibrary” holds more than 100,000 IEDs found in war zones and crimescenes and has identified more than 1,000 people with potentialterrorist ties.

    • 6 min
    Inside Today’s FBI: Shutting Down Silk Road

    Inside Today’s FBI: Shutting Down Silk Road

    Host Sonya Gavankar and exhibits writer Ellie Stanton explore
    the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s
    episode: How the FBI infiltrated and shut down Ross (“Dread Pirate
    Roberts”) Ulbricht’s Silk Road website, a $1.2 billion market that
    sold illegal drugs and guns in the Internet’s hidden “darknet.”

    • 6 min
    Pulitzer Prize Photography: Suicide Bombing

    Pulitzer Prize Photography: Suicide Bombing

    Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini was on the scene when a suicide bombing in Kabul killed more than 70 people in 2011. Hossaini’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the attack’s aftermath showed a 12-year-old girl, bloodied and screaming, among the survivors and the dead.

    • 7 min
    Pulitzer Prize Photography: River Rescue in Downtown Des Moines

    Pulitzer Prize Photography: River Rescue in Downtown Des Moines

    Photographer Mary Chind discusses the harrowing moments when she captured scenes of a daring rescue from a rushing river for the Des Moines Register in 2009. Chind won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography the following year.

    • 6 min
    Inside Today’s FBI: Boston Marathon Bombing

    Inside Today’s FBI: Boston Marathon Bombing

    Host Sonya Gavankar and exhibits writer Ellie Stanton explore the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s episode: How Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes went from marathon runner to breaking news reporter in the blink of an eye, and how the FBI tracked the perpetrators of the 2013 bombing.

    • 9 min

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