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Since the Sandy Hook shootings, gun violence anecdotes have
been the centerpiece of much of the reporting about guns. OTM asks if
there's a better way. Also, who to listen to about the new avian flu and
everything you need to know about Grindr.
As the Senate debates gun control for the first time in decades,
we’re awash in stories we might never have heard but for Newtown. Brooke
speaks with New York Times op-ed writer Joe Nocera, who's tracking gun violence daily on his blog The Gun Report. And Bob speaks with reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg about why we're stuck with anecdotes instead of data in the gun discussion.
In China, a new form of avian flu, called H7N9, has killed 10 people
and infected an additional 28. China’s gotten plaudits from the global
health community for its transparency and responsiveness to this
outbreak. But that's partly because many remember how China lied about
SARS in 2002, a decision that killed hundreds. Public health reporter Maryn McKenna talks to Bob about what the standards are for reporting health epidemics in a wired world.
Duck Duck Go is a small search engine based in Pennsylvania that is,
according to Google at least, a Google competitor. OTM producer Chris Neary talks with Duck Duck Go founder Gabriel Weinberg, SearchEngineLand's Danny Sullivan,
and a dedicated Duck Duck Go user about the site. Also, each of the OTM
producers try Duck Duck Go, and only Duck Duck Go, for a week.