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How One Family Copes With Incarceration

Friday, December 19, 2014

 Anna Sale and Lawrence's wife, Ronnine Bartley, talk about the struggle to keep the family together when one parent is incarcerated. 
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So Long, Colbert. It Was Nerve-Wracking Fun to Join You.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Stephen Colbert has officially laid his blowhard character to rest. Brian, Kurt Andersen and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian—all former Report guests—discuss the show's impact.
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The 2014 WNYC Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you own a small business, recommend it to a fellow WNYC fan! We're crowdsourcing a holiday shopping guide by listeners, for listeners. 
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Follow-Up Friday: Christmas Facts and Figures

Friday, December 19, 2014

In which we clarify two factual errors that came up on yesterday's show: was Jesus really born on December 25th? And what's the religious breakdown of the U.S.?.
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Funny Numbers for the Math Phobic

Friday, December 19, 2014

Matt Parker, stand-up comedian and mathematician, Guardian contributor shares the fun of mathematics.
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What Remains of the Ruble (And Putin's Power)

Friday, December 19, 2014

The effects of the combination of the ruble crash and sanctions in Russia and how Putin's power will fare the storm.
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Poet Claudia Rankine on Being Black and American Now

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Claudia Rankine talks about her poetic exploration of what it means to simultaneously be American, a citizen, and an African American woman.
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Your Brain On Movies

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jeffrey Zacks, psychology and radiology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, explains how the brain responds to movies.
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Fracking Opponents Got What They Wanted

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Governor Cuomo issued his long-awaited decision on fracking in New York State. As one anti-fracking activist celebrates the ban, a reporter warns the decision isn't permanent.
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What Cuba Relations Have to Do With Jeb Bush and 2016

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's a Thursday morning presidential politics round-up, from Jeb Bush's exploration to other 2016 contenders. Plus: day-after Cuba news analysis.
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Not Christian Christmas; Fracking Banned in NYS; & Our Brains on Movies

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fracking is now banned in New York; poet Claudia Rankine; your calls on how your family celebrates Christmas, even if you're not Christian; and a look at our brains on movies.
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Why Christmas Might Be For Everyone Now

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Listeners: do you celebrate Christmas while not actually being Christian? Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, talks on the unique holiday while we take your phone calls.
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President Obama Announces Changes to U.S.-Cuba Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hear analysis of the President's speech about a prisoner exchange with Cuba that will pave the way to full diplomatic relations.
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End of the Cuba Embargo?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The U.S. and Cuba agree to a prisoner exchange that could open the door to normalized relations.
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Taliban's Reign of Terror Persists With Deadly Attack on Pakistani School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yesterday's deadly attack on a school in Pakistan by the Taliban has left at least 145 dead. Shemeem Burney Abbas and Jehangir Khattak discuss the ongoing tragedy of the attack.
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How to Be a Grown-Up. . . And a YouTube Star

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Millennials are facing difficult choices in today's socioeconomic world. Comedian, actress, host and author, Grace Helbig, offers advice to help navigate through life.
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New Jersey's US Attorney on Problems in Policing and the Justice System

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

While the Eric Garner civil rights investigation continues, U.S. Attorney for the district of New Jersey, Paul Fishman, talks about "unconstitutional policing" in NJ's police department.
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Summons Court and Broken Windows

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Broken windows" offenses are often disputed in summons court. City Councilman, Rory Lancman, discusses what he discovered in a hearing on summons court.
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Cuba; Millennials; and Summons Court

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Youtube star Grace Helbig; City Councilman Rory Lancman; New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman; the terror attack at a Pakistani school; and a huge change to U.S.-Cuba relations.
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Is Public Housing Policing Like Broken Windows on Steroids?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The CCRB gets 200 complaints each year from NYCHA residents saying they've had a gun pointed at them by the cops. After the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, is it time for serious reform?
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