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Shiite Militias Might Be Using U.S. Weapons, and Some Commit Atrocities

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Shiite militias backing the new Iraqi government have been accused of human rights violations, including kidnapping, and beheading, Sunnis.
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Can Regulations Make Media More Democratic?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

American media is substantially less regulated than its counterparts in other democratic nations. How does that affect news consumers?
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David Johansen, from Max's Kansas City to Cafe Carlyle

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New York Dolls founding member David Johansen talks about his career in music and his current engagement as his musical alter-ego, Buster Poindexter, at Café Carlyle.
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Capturing Conflict Is What She Does

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lynsey Addario has worked as a photojournalist around the world, documenting insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, burned villages in Darfur, and violence against women in the Congo. 
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The Atrocities of Shiite Militias. Capturing Conflict Zones.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

US weapons might be going to Shiite militias. Love and war through a camera lens. Buster Poindexter's gig at the Café Carlyle. How the American media system became what it is today.
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Protecting Democracy In the New Gilded Age

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Throughout American history, hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preference have been seen as threats to democracy—so why do they persist?
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A Boat Has Gone Missing. Goods Have Been Stolen. We're Reading Daniel Handler's We Are Pirates

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

As children's book author Lemony Snicket, Handler is best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events. We Are Pirates is his new novel for adults, and it's this month's book club pick. 
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Tribute: Lesley Gore

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lesley Gore became a pop music star for her hits: "It’s My Party” and “Judy’s Turn To Cry.” She passed away on February 16, 2015. Listen to her 2005 interview on the show. 
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Resistance, Disbelief, and Daniel Handler's New Novel

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Steve Fraser on resistance to wealth and power. The transformation of rural China. Joel Achenbach explains why reasonable people doubt science. Daniel Handler's new novel.
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Privatization Transforms Rural China's Landscape

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In Wasteland, a commune turned company town in rural China, a rice company has built new roads and constructed high-rise apartments for farmers, in exchange for their land rights.
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The Long History of Opposition to Science

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Joel Achenbach explores why reasonable people doubt science. Climate change and vaccinations face furious opposition, and some people even doubt the moon landing.
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Modern War Manuals, Fighting For Justice

Monday, February 16, 2015

John Nagl on his memoir of modern war. Bryan Stevenson on his work with the wrongly condemned. Robert Howse on Leo Strauss. Philippe de Montebello discusses how and why we look at art.
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When Military Theories Meet Practice

Monday, February 16, 2015

Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, recounts his experience on the battlefield in Iraq and talks about crafting the army's new manual on counterinsurgency, shaping our course in Iraq.
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Is Justice Reserved for the Rich?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, on why he feels that the poor, wrongly condemned, and women and children can too often get lost in our criminal justice system. 
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The Peaceful Philosophy of the Man Who Inspired Iraq War Neocons

Monday, February 16, 2015

Leo Strauss inspired Neocon champions of the Iraq War, but Robert Howse argues that he was actually a man of peace. 
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Are Museums The Best Place to Appreciate Art? Ask The Director of the Met.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Philippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses how and why we look at art. 
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Fighting Cancer, David Duchovny & The Teenage Brain

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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David Carr, Investigating His Own Life

Friday, February 13, 2015

NYTimes media columnist David Carr died Thursday at the age of 58. He covered the media industry for 25 years, but in this interview, which first aired in 2008, he told us his own story.
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From 'The Scarlet Letter' to YouTube: Shame Isn't Going Anywhere

Friday, February 13, 2015

As Valentine's Day is right around the corner, this week's Please Explain segment is all about a common, but perhaps unfortunate feeling that can creep in around this time: shame.
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Guest Picks: Patrick Osborne

Friday, February 13, 2015

On February 13 Patrick Osborne was on the show to discuss his animated short film, "Feast." He is a fan of Father John Misty and Ernest Cline. Find out what else he's a fan of!  
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