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  • What to Make of the Allegations Against Bill Cosby

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    More than 18 women have come forward with stories of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior by Cosby, who established a wholesome reputation in the 1980s. Writer Roxane Gay weighs in.

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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Resign

    The Takeaway

    After less than two years on the job Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be stepping down amidst growing pressure from the Obama Administration.

  • The Sixteen-Sided Woman

    The Takeaway

    Shirley Mason, a psychiatric patient whose story was fictionalized in the 1976 movie "Sybil," prompted a spate of multiple personality diagnoses—some fed by hysterics more than truth. 



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  • A New Economic Model Grows in Cuba

    Over the last few years, President Raúl Castro has been slowly liberalizing Cuba’s socialist economy, turning state enterprises into cooperatives and letting workers own and run them.

  • Remembering D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

    The Takeaway

    Mayor Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78, leaves behind a complicated legacy. He faced personal scandals, but he's also remembered as a trailblazing civil rights leader.

  • Gowanus Community Plan A Work in Progress

    What is the future of the Gowanus neighborhood now that a cleanup of the Superfund site is on the way? Residents and stakeholders are still figuring it out.

  • Critics Say Overhaul of NYPD's "Operation Impact" is Coming Too Slowly

    It's been almost a year since Commissioner Willam Bratton vowed to change the controversial policy of putting inexperienced officers in high-crime areas.

  • First (Lots Of) Snow, Now Rain And Flooding Threaten Western New York

    By Monday, Buffalo could see a high temperature of 60. Authorities warned that the quickly-melting snowpack could cause some serious flooding.

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  • Ira Glass

    Here's The Thing

    In this extensive conversation with Alec Baldwin, Ira Glass lays it all out on the topics of religion, politics, fact-checking, and that dog who went as him for Halloween.

  • The Bad Feminist's Guide Enjoying Hip Hop


    From dissecting "Blurred Lines" to finding modern-day poets who still insist on casually using the term "bitch," essayist Roxane Gay talks about where she draws the line.

  • After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

    All Things Considered

    The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.

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  • Amy Sedaris Loves Family Fights at the Holidays

    The Sporkful

    Amy Sedaris offers advice on dealing with family who are drunk or confrontational at the holidays. Plus, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich on the time a turkey fell in love with his wife.

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