1. Answer from Nadine Strossen: Throughout our history, Congress has in fact passed many laws, as have state legislatures, that specifically govern various media, including newly emergent ones. The 1996...
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    I would suggest that human behavior hasn’t changed so much since 1789. However, technology has. Haven’t the laws changed periodically since then? And isn’t it time for the laws to catch up again in...
  3. Answer from Nadine Strossen: Public universities are government institutions, and hence directly subject to First Amendment constraints. In other words, public universities may not “abridge the freedom...
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    Are public universities obliged to allow greater freedom of speech and expression than private universities on the basis of their being "public squares" to a greater extent than private universities?
  5. Answer from Nadine Strossen: Throughout modern First Amendment history (essentially from the 1960’s on), the ONLY medium of expression that the Supreme Court has allowed government to regulate in order...
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    If the ancient laws governed under the FCC only pertain to broadcasting (the public airwaves) how to even begin to address cable news and the internet as to the issues of fairness and truth?
  7. Answer from Nadine Strossen: You are raising one of the most important rationales for free speech, academic freedom, and open inquiry: these are engines for seeking truth, and they can’t effectively...
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    Unfortunately, the scientific/medical consensus evolves. Views once considered mainstream are now recognized as ludicrous and the reverse. So how can we reliably weight viewpoints?
  9. Answer from Nadine Strossen: “Treason” is actually defined in the U.S. Constitution itself- the only crime that the Constitution defines. You are right that treason must be committed by a US citizen...
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    I thought that treason is defined as from outside the country and sedition as from within the country. Am I wrong?
  11. From Nadine Strossen, former ACLU President: Dear Dr. Herman, Thanks so much for your interest and your question. As one of my distinguished co-panelists explained last night (I’m sorry, I can’t recall...
  12. has created a new question
    ...to Nadine Strossen: How do you connect your definition of the limits of the 1st Amendment with the 14th and due process?
  13. Thank you so much for submitting a question for the Join The Conversation: The First Amendment. We have sent this question to Ebong Udoma to be part of the discussion with our panelists. Please feel...
  14. Hi Erin, Thanks so much for your question. We have sent this over to the moderator for The First Amendment event, Ebong Udoma, so that he may integrate this into the discussion with the panelists. We...
  15. Hi Bob, Thank you so much for your question, and very much appreciate the time taken and detail you have provided. We have sent it over to Ebong Udoma so that he can integrate it into the discussion...
  16. Barry C, Thanks very much for your question. We have sent your question over to Ebong Udoma so that he may incorporate it in his discussion with the panelists. Listen into the event on April 13th,...
  17. has written an answer to the question Is WQQQ sold or just a temporary new format pending a sale?
    Rima Dael, the General Manager for WSHU, has provided the answer to this question: WSHU Public Radio never owned WQQQ. We had an LMA agreement – a local management agreement with the station owner, meaning...
  18. has written an answer to the question Moth Radio (2/6 at 7:30ish pm). What episode just played?
    Hi Gunksman, I couldn't find the exact episode after some searching, but all of the Moth Radio Hour episodes are on this site. https://themoth.org/radio-hour You can also look at the podcasts and see...
  19. has written an answer to the question Listener Marion S. asks: What are the changes to WQQQ Sharon?
    Unfortunately, WSHU is no longer being broadcast on the frequency 103.3 FM, also known as WQQQ in Sharon. This change happened on January 31, 2021. Here is a link to information about the change on the...
  20. Unfortunately, WSHU is no longer being broadcast on the frequency 103.3 FM, also known as WQQQ in Sharon. This change happened on January 31, 2021. Here is a link to information about the change on the...

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