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Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

Baseball's Fading Popularity Among Black Players and Fans

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Between the Mets and the Royals, only three players are African-American—a number that also reflects baseball's failure to attract black fans.  

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An Indian Reservation Turns to Coal as a Lifeline

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

While protests against dirty coal are on the rise, and coal production is waning, the Crow Nation in Montana sees coal as the best way out of abject poverty and into self-sufficiency. 

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Deep Sea Internet Cables Possibly Under Threat

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Russian military operations near undersea internet cables have the U.S. concerned. Who do these cables belong to? Who uses them? And what's at stake if they're compromised?

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Jem, The Last Witch Hunter, The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah, and Room

Friday, October 23, 2015

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WNYC
This week's Movie Date podcast includes a very special radio play acted out by Rafer, Kristen, Sean Rameswaram (of "Sideshow"), and Katie Bishop (of "Death, Sex & Money"). 
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Actress Leem Lubany on Rocking the Kasbah with Bill Murray

Friday, October 23, 2015

In "Rock the Kasbah," Leem Lubany stars as an aspiring Afghani singer who might be the ticket out of Kabul for a washed up manager played by Bill Murray.

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1-Minute Play Festival Tackles Race, Police Brutality

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A new theatre festival made up entirely of one-minute plays aims to shine a light on police brutality within the African-American community.

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FCC Moves Towards More Wireless Power, Fewer Local TV Stations

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

To get more and better access to data on our smartphones, customers might have to give something up: Our local television stations. 

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"Bridge of Spies," "Crimson Peak," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Friday, October 16, 2015

PRI
WNYC
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen review "Bridge of Spies," "Crimson Peak," and the new musical TV series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
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Ralph Nader on his American Museum of Tort Law

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ralph Nader has been many things over the years: A consumer advocate, an author, an attorney, a presidential candidate, and now, the founder of the American Museum of Tort Law.

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Liberal: No Longer a Dirty Word?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Not too long ago, "liberal" was a dirty word. But a new Pew Research study finds that more and more rank-and-file Democrats are embracing the term.

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"Steve Jobs," "Pan," and a Speed Date!

Monday, October 12, 2015

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WNYC
We've all heard of Peter Pan and Steve Jobs and there have been plenty of movies about them both. Do we need two more? 
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Transcription: Broadway In Song, In Sign Language, and On Wheels

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The stars of the Broadway revival of "Spring Awakening" talk with John Hockenberry about mixing ASL, spoken English, singing, and wheelchair choreography.  

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Broadway In Song, In Sign Language, and On Wheels

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Broadway revival of "Spring Awakening" stars a mixed deaf and hearing cast, and it also features the first performer in a wheelchair in the history of Broadway.

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Twisted History in the Lone Star State

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

After receiving complaints from a Texas mom, McGraw-Hill will change a geography textbook that describes slaves as workers. But schools across the U.S. have also been using the book.

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"The Walk," "The Martian," and Movie Therapy

Friday, October 02, 2015

PRI
WNYC
This week, the co-hosts of the Movie Date Podcast review "The Walk" and "The Martian," and explain which horror movies are worth watching in October. And there's trivia!
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Hollywood and NASA Are Having a Love Affair

Friday, October 02, 2015

Bert Ulrich, multimedia liaison for film and TV Collaborations at NASA, explains what NASA did for "The Martian," and what "The Martian" could do for NASA.

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What Life Would Be Like if Jimmy Carter Won a Second Term

Thursday, October 01, 2015

President Jimmy Carter turns 91-years-old today. In honor of his birthday, we're imagining what the world would be like if the 39th president had won a second term.

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Why Doping Regulations are Bad for Sports

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A new documentary, "Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports," argues that anti-doping efforts have been both intrusive for athletes, and ineffective at reducing doping.

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The Next Speaker? What You Need to Know About Kevin McCarthy

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Does Rep. McCarthy indeed have the chops to succeed where Boehner failed and unify a splintered Republican House?

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What We Got Wrong About Columbine

Monday, September 28, 2015

Original news reports of the Columbine high school massacre described the two shooters as asocial members of the "Trench Coat Mafia." But years of research debunks that explanation.

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