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Video August 6, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Record UK Heat Sweats Palace Guard

As clickbait goes, the guard dripping in his bear hat at Buckingham Palace proved quite the shout-out to the climate crisis.

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Video August 4, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: The Ghosts of Lake Mead

As drought from the climate crisis diminishes rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, ancient and eerie objects are washing up worldwide.

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Video July 26, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: The NRA’s Dangerous Aims

The provocative photo reflects the growing backlash to rampant gun violence as much as the NRA's enabling of it.

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Women and Gender Focus Video July 20, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: In the Post-Roe Blur

As distinct from the protests, the photo calls up the post-Roe state of mind, including the confusion, determination, and women on the move.

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Video July 15, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: A More Real Heat Wave Photo

As the climate crisis grows more intense, this image offers a worthy contrast to the more typical heat wave news photo.

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Video July 12, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: A Border Photo Equally Informed by Hope and Policy

Focusing on the documents of these young refugees, we discuss how the informational value of the photo compliments its emotional impact.

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Video June 29, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: The Pence Jan. 6 Photos and the Hero Narrative

Far from heroic, the newly-released Jan. 6 photos of Mike Pence largely document his inability to defy Trump until the last minute.

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Video June 22, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Hanger Electrifies SCOTUS Abortion Protest

At this moment in history, the vibrancy of the hanger truly captures the precarious status of abortion rights.

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Video June 6, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Russia’s Detention of Brittney Griner

Effectively detained as a political prisoner, we discuss the basketball star's body language and the photo’s reflection on the Soviet state.

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Video May 28, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: After Mass Shooting Hate Crime in Buffalo, a Prayerful Photo Outside Tops Market

We discuss body language ("take a knee"?), Tops's empty parking lot, and how we look at this photo after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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Chatting the Pictures: The Symbolism of a Home Damaged in the Ukrainian War

John Moore's photo is full of fate and symbolism. That includes the house as a face or head, and the profound outcome of walking away.

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Chatting the Pictures: Toxic Foam Overruns a Town

Looking at pictures of toxic foam invading Mosquera, Colombia, we discuss the tendency to see the imagery more as a curiosity than a threat.

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Video May 11, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: With Supreme Court Leak, Abortion on the Clock

If it wasn't timely already, this Alabama abortion photo is now even more relevant as the Supreme Court telegraphs the end of Rowe vs. Wade.

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Video May 7, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Kamloops Indian School Memorial: World Press Photo of the Year

We focus on the elements and symbols that make the photograph both a powerful remembrance and a wealth of visual storytelling.

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Video April 25, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: The All-Presence of Graphic War Images from Ukraine

We discuss the powerfully liminal quality of this tragic image and explain why horrific Ukraine war photographs are circulating so widely.

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Video April 20, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Zelensky is Everywhere

As Ukraine defends itself from the Russian onslaught, President Zelensky's advocacy in virtual space can be seen as state-of-the-art.

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Video April 3, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Puts Bad Actors Behind Her

Mindful of all the grandstanding Judge Jackson faced in her Supreme Court nomination hearings, here she literally rises above and beyond it.

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Video April 1, 2022

Chatting the Pictures: In the Bunker of a Maternity Hospital in Kyiv

As the Russians target civilian sites, we examine the make-do circumstances and the power of this couple's intimacy.

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