Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

A Muslim Republican Responds to Ben Carson

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that Islam is “incompatible with the Constitution” over the weekend. A former Bush administration official and Republican Muslim responds here.

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U.S. to Accept 100,000 Refugees by 2017

Monday, September 21, 2015

The U.S. normally takes in about 70,000 refugees a year. Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry said that number would rise to 85,000 next year and to 100,000 in 2017.

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A Story of Suicide and Brotherhood

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Second Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment has a suicide rate nearly four times as high as that of other young, male veterans. Instead of relying on the VA, they help each other.

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Optimism in the Fight Against Climate Change

Friday, September 18, 2015

The 2009 United Nations Summit on climate change produced few results. As world leaders prepare for the 2015 Summit in Paris, there are concrete reasons for optimism. 


What We Learned From the GOP Debate

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The top 11 Republican candidates went at it for three hours in last night's debate at the Reagan Presidential Library, and it appeared that Carly Fiorina stole the show.

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A Brief History of Asylum

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The concept of asylum has its roots in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Hebrew Bible. Our modern understanding stems from the Russian Revolution and the aftermath of World War II.


California Burning: One Family's Terrifying Escape

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Paul Duncan is a battalion chief with CalFire. He lives in Hidden Valley, California, and he fought the wildfire that ended up taking his home.

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A Nanny, a Tragic Death and the Dubious Science Around Shaken Baby Syndrome

Monday, September 14, 2015

In 1997, a British nanny was charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly shaking a child to death. But the science around shaken baby syndrome remains uncertain to this day.

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Even Hospitals Are Confused About Healthcare Costs

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dr. Vivian Lee, the CEO of University of Utah Health Care, is working to solve a mystery: What do hospital services actually cost? 

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Rabbi Sacks on The Refugee Crisis: Time for Compassion to Triumph

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jonathan Sacks, the UK's former chief rabbi, says Europe must organize a new Kindertransport to help refugees. During WWII, the program saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis.

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Investigating the Legacy of the McMartin Child Abuse Trial

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new book documents how fear and bad research swept hundreds of children into costly and unfounded investigations of child abuse in the 1980s. 

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Syrian-American: The Drowned Boy on The Beach Could've Been Me

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

"I was born in Syria," says Takeaway listener Hassan Shibly. Had he grown up there, he says he may have "drowned trying cross the Mediterranean as a refugee."

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'The Israeli Mind': A Psychological Portrait of a Nation

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Clinical Psychologist Alon Gratch examines the psychology of his home country in his new book, "The Israeli Mind."

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States Struggle with Redistricting

Friday, September 04, 2015

The Supreme Court is set to hear three cases on redistricting in 2015-2016, indicative of a larger national problem that could affect election outcomes. 


How Far Have Women Come in 20 Years?

Friday, September 04, 2015

20 years ago, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton declared that "women's rights are human rights" and launched a call for action on women's political participation. How far have we come? 


If Your Vacation Turns Deadly, This Company Will Save You—For a Price

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Global Rescue is a private service that literally rescues its clients wherever they might be, whenever they're in need. It's a business that comes with a lot of ethical questions.


If the Black Panthers Had Camera Phones

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Black Panther Party formed in response to police brutality against black Americans. What would've happened if the Panthers had other means to get their message across?

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Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To keep out migrants, Hungarian officials are building a wall along its border with Serbia, similar to what many U.S. presidential candidates hope to construct. But do such walls work? 

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Governor John Hickenlooper on His Purple State's Political Future

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over the last few years, Colorado voters have legalized marijuana and recalled officials over gun control. Governor Hickenlooper looks at the political future of his purple state.

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