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The FRONTLINE Dispatch


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The FRONTLINE Dispatch

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A news podcast from FRONTLINE PBS, WGBH
Website: https://pbs.org/frontlinedispatch

Credits: James Edwards (Producer) (edit)

An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard.


Produced at FRONTLINE’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX.


The FRONTLINE Dispatch is made possible by the Abrams Foundation Journalism Initiative.

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This podcast may use dynamic content insertion, uses a unique domain and is insecure

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The FRONTLINE Dispatch is able to use the above tools since its podcast host or measurement company offers this service. It doesn’t mean that this individual podcast uses them, or has access to this functionality. We use open data.

This uses an insecure connection. This podcast uses an HTTP, not HTTPS, address for its RSS feed (as entered in Apple Podcasts or the Podcast Index). It is not encrypted, and may allow people who can see your internet traffic - like your internet service provider, employer or even your government - to know that you listen to this podcast.

This podcast uses a unique RSS domain. This podcast is the only one that we’re aware of which uses a domain of feeds.frontline.org for its RSS feed. Domains are always visible to anyone who can see your internet traffic - your internet service provider, employer or even your government - even when you use HTTPS connections. If your podcast app uses the RSS feed directly, like Apple Podcasts, then you can be tracked as a listener to this podcast every time your phone checks for a new episode.

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