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The Clothes You Love So Much

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Emily Spivack, author of Worn Stories and contributor Piper Kerman discuss why clothes become sentimental objects, plus your stories behind the one garment that matters most to you.
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Bill T. Jones' Stories

Monday, September 15, 2014

Choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones discusses his career and the influence on him of pioneering musician/composer John Cage in his new book.
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A Former Football Fan's Lament

Monday, September 15, 2014

Former sports reporter Steve Almond explains why he gave up watching football.
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Are NYC's Public Libraries Falling Down?

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new report finds fault with the way money for repairs and construction is distributed and offers "best practices" from other cities.
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Scottish Independence Vote: Too Close To Call

Monday, September 15, 2014

As Scotland prepares to vote on its independence from Great Britain, a BBC political correspondent explains why politicians and some business leaders are hoping for a "no" vote. 
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How To Build A Coalition Against ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

Secretary Kerry says that "every single aspect of the president's strategy.. has been offered by one country or multiple countries." So how exactly is the anti-ISIS coalition forming?
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Pick a Side

Monday, September 15, 2014

Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones looks back on his artistic career and on the influence of John Cage on his work. Plus: Scotland gears up to vote on its independence and polls show it’s almost too close to call which way the referendum will go; a look at how other countries in the Middle East and Europe view the threat of ISIS, and the coalition the US intends to build to fight it; and a former football fan explains why we should stop supporting the game. 

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

If Nuns Ruled the World (First) | Woodlawn Cemetery's Secrets (Starts at 19:30) | Tavis Smiley on MLK's Last Year (Starts at 34:30)

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Fearing the Next School Shooter Could Be Your Child

Friday, September 12, 2014

After Sandy Hook, Liza Long wrote the widely-shared blog post "I am Adam Lanza's Mother." In a new book, she says we must reduce the stigma and improve treatment for mental illness.
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Why Can't Obama Be More Like...

Friday, September 12, 2014

...LBJ? FDR? Teddy Roosevelt? Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin says such comparisons are unfair in today's political climate — but there are lessons to learn from the Progressive Era.
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Follow-Up-Friday: Nate Silver vs. Sam Wang on Midterm Polling

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pollster Sam Wang responds to FiveThirtyEight's midterm forecast.
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Wendy Davis Has More to Say

Friday, September 12, 2014

 Texas senator Wendy Davis talks about her path to politics in Fort Worth, and her famous filibuster in the Texas senate against legislation on abortion restrictions.
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Local Reps React to the President's Plan for ISIS

Friday, September 12, 2014

Congressmen Eliot Engel and Hakeem Jeffries discuss the President Obama's decision to expand the U.S. military's role in fighting ISIS.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin; Wendy Davis; and Reps. Engel and Jeffries

Friday, September 12, 2014

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new book looks back at the Progressive era. She talks about that time and how it relates to the current political climate. Plus: Congressmen Eliot Engel and Hakeem Jeffries on combating ISIS in Iraq and Syria; Texas State Senator and now Democratic candidate for governor of Texas Wendy Davis looks back on her path to politics and her long filibuster against abortion restrictions last summer; a pollster who favors the Democrats in the midterm elections explains his model; a mother discusses the struggles of children with mental illness and how it affects families; and a fall art preview of the best upcoming gallery and museum shows. 

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Art You Must See This Fall

Friday, September 12, 2014

Check out these highlights from WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon's top 10 art museums and "art neighborhoods" she's looking forward to visiting this season.
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What if "Nuns Ruled the World"?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some Catholic nuns are pushing to allow women to be ordained as priests. Is advocacy for such a major change compatible with a deep dedication to the church as an institution?
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Fighting Fires, 13 Years After 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

343 firefighters died on 9/11, many more have suffered illness and trauma in the years since -- and policy questions linger about the nature of the response. On this 13th anniversary, Joe Flood, author of The Fires, talks about how the FDNY changed that day, and takes calls from firefighters and their families on how they mark the anniversary.

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Embattled Newark Schools Chief Defends Controversial Changes

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Superintendent Cami Anderson takes calls on her One Newark plan, which reassigned thousands of students and sparked protests and opposition from the mayor.
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The Expanding Attack on ISIS

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama told the nation last night that U.S. military efforts against ISIS will expand, and come to include air strikes in Syria, the arming of opposition forces, and more American personnel on the ground in Iraq. Yochi Dreazen, managing editor for news at Foreign Policy, and Liz Sly, Washington Post Beirut bureau chief, discuss what comes next, and who's going to join the efforts.

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Lowering Expectations for Growth

Thursday, September 11, 2014

James Galbraith discusses his new book which argues that the 2008 recession was not an interruption of normal economic growth but represents a new normal of instability.
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