493: Picture Show

493: Picture Show

Apr 19, 2013
This week, Israeli soldiers take snapshots of Palestinian boys, one house at a time, in the middle of the night. This and other stories where getting the picture gives you the upper hand.
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  • In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, the Internet has been awash with images from the marathon, all in the name of trying to figure out who’s behind the attack. Ira talks to Reddit moderator Zach Barnett about how hard it is not to project suspicions onto these images. (5 minutes)Criminal Justice

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  • Producer Nancy Updike goes to the West Bank to investigate why Israeli soldiers routinely wake up Palestinian families in the middle of the night, to take photos of the teen boys in the house. (23 minutes)ChildrenMilitary

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  • Painter Schandra Singh usually sells her paintings to wealthy art collectors. So when she gets a letter from a father of a boy with autism, saying his son loves her work, she decides to do a trade with him, one of her sketches for one of his. It’s only later that she realizes she’s not the only artist in her circle of friends who got that letter. Reporter Scott Pinkmountain looks into who is behind the form letter. (24 minutes)ArtChildren

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