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Journalist and novelist Carl Hiaasen. (Photo: Joe Rimkus Jr. via carlhiaasen.com)

A look back at a conversation with Carl Hiaasen on free speech

After 35 years at the Miami Herald, journalist and novelist Carl Hiaasen retired from the paper after publishing his last opinion piece on Sunday. He won renown for his hard-hitting columns and comic crime novels.  Hiaasen was on Intersection a few weeks before the presidential election in 2016. He was joined by fellow columnist and humorist Dave Barry, as well as Barbara Petersen, who served as the president of the First Amendment Foundation from 1994-2019. They discussed free speech, politics and responding to critics. 
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Intersection: Social Media & Free Speech

Ken Storey resigned from his job teaching sociology at the University of Tampa, after his tweet about Hurricane Harvey sparked a social media maelstrom. Eugene Volokh, who teaches first amendment law at UCLA joins Intersection for a conversation about the implications for free speech on campus and beyond.
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