Guest Host: Rebecca Sheir

Today our freedom of speech seems virtually unrestricted: from online forums to raunchy TV comedy and burgeoning media investigations, the channels for free expression are greater than ever. But controversies over how far we can take this First Amendment right are alive and well. In our region, protests over a D.C.-based play have set off a debate over speech and artistic expression. And across the nation, free speech is under scrutiny on Web sites like Reddit and at our nation’s schools, where book censorship still occurs. In his new book, Pultizer prize winning journalist David Shipler examines the state of this essential American right and where its limits lie. He joins Kojo with stories from the frontlines.

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  • David Shipler Author, "Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword;" former foreign correspondent, New York Times

READ: "Freedom Of Speech" Excerpt

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