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In What Do We Trust?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NPR's science correspondent Shankar Vedantam examines who or what we decide to trust - algorithms, humans or evidence?                       
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The 'Siberian Express' Tightens Its Grip

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Temperatures are way below normal, and will stay that way all week. Meteorologist Steven DiMartino discusses the forecast, and explains what the "Siberian Express" has to do with it.
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A Possible Shutdown; The Siberian Express; Sahadi's and 'The Italian Americans'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A possible DHS shutdown; the PBS series "The Italian Americans;" NPR's Shankar Vedantam; this winter's cold snap, the Siberian Express; and Bob Sahadi of Sahadi's Middle-Eastern grocery.
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Maybe Another Shutdown?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The DHS will run out of funding on Friday if the Senate doesn't come to an agreement over the agency's budget. NPR's Ailsa Chang explains what that would mean for national security.
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Should Judges Oversee Grand Juries?

Monday, February 23, 2015

New York’s top judge wants to put judges in grand jury rooms in cases of police-related killings of civilians. 
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De Blasio Protects Current Affordable Housing But Feds Threaten Future Developments

Monday, February 23, 2015

ANHD's Barika Williams discusses two new housing stories: the mayor's task force to protect tenants in rent-regulated apartments and a potential threat to future affordable housing.
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Brian's Six Best Political Moments at the Oscars

Monday, February 23, 2015

It was a political night at the Oscars. We'll take your calls on fitting in, "Selma" and the whiteness of the Academy, equal pay and anything else that resonated with you. 
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The Making of a Music Critic

Monday, February 23, 2015

Robert Christgau, music critic for The Village Voice and other publications looks back on his - and his hometown's - music history. 
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Where Rudy's Coming From

Monday, February 23, 2015

Is there a sober point behind Rudy Giuliani's claim that Obama doesn't love America? Giuliani's former speechwriter unpacks the comments, and listeners share why they love their country.
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Grand Jury Changes; Music Critic Christgau; Politics Roundup

Monday, February 23, 2015

Grand jury reform; taking stock of Rudy Giuliani's comments that the president doesn't love America; Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau; political moments at the Oscars.
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The Stories We Tell About Immunization

Friday, February 20, 2015

The writer Eula Biss & New Yorker staff writer and Harvard professor of medicine Dr. Jerome Groopman discuss the stories we tell ourselves about immunization, medicine and safety.
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NYC's Health Commissioner on #BlackLivesMatter

Friday, February 20, 2015

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett talks about her piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, where she writes about #BlackLivesMatter and racial injustices in public health.
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Oscar Bonus: Interviews with the Filmmakers Behind Five Oscar-Nominated Docs

Friday, February 20, 2015

Here are our interviews with the filmmakers behind each of the five feature documentaries nominated for an Academy Award this year. Catch up ahead of Sunday's ceremony!
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BL Weekend: Neuroscience Pioneer; Congestion Pricing; Middle East Unrest

Friday, February 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Neuroscience Pioneer (First) | Congestion Pricing (Starts at (20:52) | Middle East Unrest (Starts at 50:51)
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Cricket 101: Covering All the Bases (There Are Two)

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Cricket World Cup is happening now in Australia and New Zealand. Here's what you need to know about the world's second most popular sport, and the tournament.
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That Time Brian Asked Eric Schmidt if Google Is a Public Utility...

Friday, February 20, 2015

As the FCC approaches a decision on net neutrality, listen back to Google's CEO's take on regulating the web when it seemed like a futuristic idea. His comments might surprise you.
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"By Any Means Necessary:" Malcolm X, 50 Years Later

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination in Harlem. Fairfield University's Dr. Yohuru Williams and Tufts' Dr. Peniel Joseph reflect on that day and his legacy.
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The Wild Wild Net: The FCC Wants to Regulate the Internet

Friday, February 20, 2015

The FCC plans to vote soon on whether it should regulate the Internet as a public utility. Net neutrality advocate Tim Wu discusses the latest on the FCC's proposal.
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Net Neutrality; NYC Health Commissioner; Cricket World Cup

Friday, February 20, 2015

The FCC votes soon on net neutrality; NYC's Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett on #BlackLives Matter; the anniversary of Malcolm X's death; vaccine skeptics & the Cricket World Cup.
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Should Muslims Do More to Counter Violent Extremists?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

President Obama is urging mainstream Muslims to denounce extremist ideology. Listeners: should Muslims be responsible for countering the narrative of violent extremists? 
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