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Fighting Islamophobia and Its Causes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The public discourse around Islamophobia has grown considerably. Brian Lehrer leads a discussion with influential commentators and scholars to explore the issues at stake.

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Latino USA: Béisbol Edition

Friday, July 10, 2015

Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball, and the historical significance of Latinos on the field.

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Poaching and Terrorism: The Race to Protect Wildlife and National Security

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

In this episode of America Abroad: a look at poaching, and how the conservation issue has become a high-value venture for international terrorist groups.

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Remembering Five American Icons

Friday, July 03, 2015

To celebrate Independence Day, WNYC is airing a marathon of Studio 360's American Icons series. Hear all five featured documentaries here.
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Reveal: Hell Of A Job

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On this episode of Reveal: who protects workers harmed on the job, the legacy of toxic chemicals, and the difficulty in banning an agricultural tool prone to causing injuries.

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Intelligence Squared: Smart Technology Is Making Us Dumb

Friday, June 26, 2015

Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other—a seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity?

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Debating the Equal Protection Clause's Impact on Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, June 19, 2015

Panelists debate how the Supreme Court will vote on same-sex marriage: does the Equal Protection Clause require states to license marriages between two people of the same sex?

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Reveal: The Perilous Price of America's Energy Boom

Saturday, June 13, 2015

From North Dakota to Oklahoma and Texas, hear how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production, and examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.

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Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall

Friday, June 12, 2015

Audiences in Philadelphia and Berlin unite to discuss how the US and Europe are addressing the Islamic State's recruitment methods, while preserving trust within Muslim communities.

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Reveal: Citizens, Cameras and Cops

Friday, June 05, 2015

Reveal continues its in-depth look at law and disorder, exposing some of the tensions between police and the communities they serve.

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Ithaca, NY: Power To The People

Friday, May 29, 2015

The climate is going haywire, and communities are taking matters into their own hands. Visit Ithaca, New York, where citizens are hustling to wean themselves from fossil fuels.

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San Gabriel Valley, CA: Small Town, Global City

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In this episode of State of the Re:Union: explore the San Gabriel Valley, home to the largest Chinese diaspora in the country.

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Abolish the Death Penalty

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Gallup poll found that Americans are still largely supportive of the death penalty, though it has come under renewed scrutiny. Panelists debate the practice on Intelligence Squared.

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Israel Story: Love Syndrome

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Hear about a mother who adopted a baby with Down Syndrome to be a companion to her son... and then adopted another, and another... in this Mother's Day special from Israel Story.

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America Abroad: Understanding Islamic Feminism

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In this episode of America Abroad, a look at how feminism takes on new meaning when viewed through the lens of Islam.

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Reveal: Investigating Police Poisoning, the Death Penalty and more

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, hear how police officers are being poisoned at gun ranges, why specific groups of kids are facing criminal charges, and a lawyer fighting the death penalty.

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A Poetry Month Special From State Of The Re:Union

Friday, April 24, 2015

State Of The Re:Union looks at how poetry is used to connect and bind communities all around the country as part of National Poetry Month.

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August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone"

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For the first time, hear August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," recorded live in The Greene Space.

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The Adaptors: An Earth Day Special

Monday, April 13, 2015

“The Adaptors” looks at people who are working to counteract energy and climate crises, from farmers finding new ways to work and live, to garage tinkerers and DIY inventors.

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America Abroad: Burma at the Crossroads

Friday, April 10, 2015

On this episode of America Abroad, an examination of the history, politics, and promise of Burma -- a nation in transition -- as they prepare for a historic presidential election.

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