Retro Report is a growing series of over 150 short documentaries that tell the history behind the news.
Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
An orca in the Pacific Ocean went missing last week amid efforts to provide her medical care. She was found, but the incident invokes memories of Keiko, of Free Willy fame, whose quest to re-join the wild failed to produce a real-life Hollywood ending.
From Roe v. Wade to The Handmaid’s Tale, the fight over women’s bodies continues to resonate. As Democrats press Brett Kavanaugh on his positions toward the landmark abortion rights law, we revisit how the fight has evolved since the 1970s.
The Washington Post is reporting that Russian trolls are spreading misinformation about vaccines. In this story we trace the history of public perception surrounding vaccinations, and examine what role the media has played in perpetuating unfounded fears.