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FIFA; Rise of PTSD; Aftershocks of Apartheid

The aftershocks of apartheid in South Africa; the reasons PTSD rates are on the rise in soldiers; dogs may soon be allowed in outdoor seating areas; TLC commish; & the FIFA scandal.
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Another Side of PTSD

Friday, May 29, 2015

The filmmaker, writer and journalist Sebastian Junger explores the reasons that despite fewer soldiers seeing combat, PTSD rates are on the rise.
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TLC Cracks Down On Uber

Friday, May 29, 2015

TLC commissioner Meera Joshi discusses the proposal which would require car services like Uber to comply with many of the rules that govern yellow cabs.
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Hot Debate: Should Dogs Be Dining with Us?

Friday, May 29, 2015

New York City sidewalks already invite a mix of trash, tourists and rodents. So why not allow dogs into outdoor dining areas at restaurants? We hear convincing cases from both sides.
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Addressing the Aftershocks of Apartheid

Friday, May 29, 2015

The play "A Human Being Died That Night," now at BAM, tackles issues of forgiveness and reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa.
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The FIFA ‘Syndicate’ Finally Meets Its Match

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sportswriters discuss the indictments of several FIFA officials over charges of corruption, racketeering and conspiracy over a period of two decades.
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SummerStage Turns 30

Thursday, May 28, 2015

As SummerStage turns 30, guests and listeners share favorite moments.
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The Wage Board and Fast Food Workers

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The governor is employing a "wage board" to potentially raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers.  
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Reasons Women Cheat

Thursday, May 28, 2015

After a recent New York Times article offered a genetic explanation for cheating, we heard from women about the actual experience of cheating, why they did it, and how it made them feel.
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Who's Shadowing Hillary Clinton?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Carly Fiorina, a Republican candidate, appears to be following Hillary Clinton around the country and speaking on similar issues. What are Clinton's Democratic challengers saying? 
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What's It Worth to You?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A look at the way data collection is affecting pricing on the web.
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The 2016 Democratic Field; Online Pricing; Summerstage

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A survey of the Democratic presidential candidates for 2016; how data collection is affecting pricing on the web; infidelity and cheating in women; & a Summerstage preview.
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When Will Robots Take Your Job?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A recent study found that nearly half of U.S. employment could be at risk of being computerized.
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NYC Tackles Its ‘Warehouse’ Jail System

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New York City is one of 20 cities receiving grants as part of the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge, aimed at reducing local jail populations.
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The Crowded 2016 GOP Field

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The GOP presidential candidate field is getting pretty crowded -- even former New York Governor Pataki is planning to announce his run later this week. 
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Will Congress Stop the Spying?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Facing a deadline, senior lawmakers are scrambling to determine whether to reform or renew the Patriot Act. 
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GOP Presidential Politics; Reforming Jails; Robots and Jobs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The crowded field GOP presidential hopefuls; lowering NYC's jail population; Congress & data collection; & one take on when robots will take over our jobs. 
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Funny or Racist? You Decide

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC's Arun Venugopal previews tonight's Greene Space event "Micropolis Live: Funny or Racist?" with listeners weighing in on when comedy crosses a line.
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Airline Investigation Looms Over Gov. Christie and Cronies

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How United Airlines wined and dined – amongst other things – top officials, in seeking fee reductions from the Port Authority. 
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Black Mothers Judged More Harshly by NJ's Child Services

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Jersey's Public Radio's investigation revealed that in 2013  black children were  more than four times as likely as white children to enter foster care in New Jersey.
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A Plan to Save NYCHA

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NYCHA's general manager talks about the city's plan to improve public housing developments.
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