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Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

The Ultimate Killing Machine

Friday, August 21, 2015

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WNYC
Two of this week's movies feature humans that have been programmed to be killing machines. Which, if either, is worth seeing?
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Active-Duty Soldiers Fighting Fires, Not Wars

Thursday, August 20, 2015

More than 25,000 people have participated in efforts to combat the wildfires out west, and among them are 200 active-duty soldiers.

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Family Leave: A Luxury for a Few American Women

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Only 13 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers. And nearly one in four American women take less than two weeks off work after giving birth. 

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Vacation-Shaming? But We Do Some of Our Best Work on Vacation

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New research suggests that 56 percent of Americans haven't taken any vacation at all in the last 12 months. But could the pressure to keep working actually hurt our performance?

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Transforming Food Waste into Cutting Edge American Cuisine

Monday, August 17, 2015

Americans waste 70 billion pounds of food a year. But Chef Dan Barber isn't one of them. He's taking food from the trash and putting it on people's plates.  

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Would you rather live in 1963 or 1986?

Friday, August 14, 2015

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This week's movies take us back in time, to 1986 and 1963. Which era would you rather live in?
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The Myth About China's Unending Growth

Thursday, August 13, 2015

China’s currency woes are just one indication that it might be time to revisit our narrative of China’s economic domination in the 21st Century.

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The Return of The Jester

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

More than 700 years after the last jester served King Edward I, the small community of Conwy in Northern Wales has appointed a new resident entertainer.

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Is This The Worst Action Movie Ever?

Friday, August 07, 2015

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WNYC
What does it sound like when sheep sing? Is Ricki flashy? And is "The Fantastic Four" the worst action movie ever?
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The Sex-Positive Magazine For Women

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Sensheant is a new magazine that features conversations about women and sexuality, minus headlines like "101 Ways to Please Your Man in Bed." 

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The Fine Line Between Bullies and Victims

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Actor Joel Edgerton discuss his newest film, "The Gift," which centers on a man who was bullied in his youth, and shares stories about bullying from his own past.

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Religious Terrorism at Home in America

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

"Lone wolf” American shooters like Dylann Roof bear a striking resemblance to members of ISIS and other extreme groups abroad.

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Vacation to an Achievable Mission

Friday, July 31, 2015

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WNYC
Is this mission really impossible? Do we need another vacation? And why is William F. Buckley swearing at Gore Vidal?
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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including "Vacation" and "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation." 

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Can Trophy Hunting Help Endangered Species?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Public outrage at trophy hunters has reached a fever pitch after a Minnesota dentist killed an endangered lion for sport. But is there a benefit to trophy hunting?

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New Exhibit Captures the Legacy of Louis Armstrong

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The first instrument Louis Armstrong ever played, and the last one, are now on display together, along with many other artifacts from the late, great musician. 

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Rivals, Enemies, and The Debates that Changed America

Monday, July 27, 2015

The new Sundance hit "The Best of Enemies" captures the intense rivalry between liberal powerhouse Gore Vidal and conservative iconoclast William F. Buckley.

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Pac-man, Punches, Prison, and Pissed-Off Moms

Friday, July 24, 2015

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Pac-man, punches, prison, and pissed-off moms. There's a lot to enjoy in this week's movies if you're a fan of any of these. 
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Extended Interview: A Visit With The Queen of The Indies

Saturday, July 18, 2015

In this special extended interview, Parker Posey sits down with The Takeaway to discuss her huge career, working with Woody Allen, and the challenges of being a woman in Hollywood today.

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Is That Your Finger In the Jelly?

Friday, July 17, 2015

PRI
WNYC
There are three very different jars of jelly on the shelf this week, and one man has his finger in every jar. 
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