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"On the Media" Tackles "Whistleblowers"

The public radio show "On the Media" notes that "in the age of Snowden and Manning, the term 'whistleblower' is increasingly present in our media. But where exactly did the word come from?" Brooke Gladstone talked to our executive editor Ben Zimmer for some historical background.

You can read more about the history of the term in Ben's Word Routes column, "A Whistlestop Tour of 'Whistleblowers'."

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