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From GOP Politics to High Art Mannequins

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Cyrus Copeland on his father’s role in the Iranian hostage crisis. Analyzing the economic record of Republican candidates. Ralph Pucci's mannequin models. “The Diary of a Teenage Girl.”
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Governors Ball: The GOP Candidates That Came From the Statehouse

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, John Kasich, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Martin O'Malley, Lincoln Chafee and Chris Christie are governors or former governors.
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Can The Voting Rights Act Survive?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Voting Rights Act enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. 50 years later, can it survive?
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Robot, You Can Drive My Car

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The brave new world of robots: driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents. They can improve our lives, and also leave many people without a job.
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The Disappearance of Work and our Voting Rights

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Working in the age of artificial intelligence. William Finnegan's surfing life. The woman who captivated C.S. Lewis. The modern struggle for voting rights in America. 
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Surfing, Gangs, and LSD: The Upbringing of a New Yorker Staff Writer

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

New Yorker staff writer William Finnegan discusses his memoir, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. 
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Much More Than Just the Wife of C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C. S. Lewis. But she was a radical and writer, a character all her own. 
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Typecasting for Terrorists

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Author Jon Ronson profiles two Muslim-American actors who are regularly asked to earn their livings by pretending to hijack planes and slaughter infidels.
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Guest Picks: Salma Hayek

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Salma Hayek came on the show today talk about her new animated film "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet." She told us about some of music and books that inspire her. Check it out!
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Crime on the High Seas

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Few places on the planet are as lawless as the high seas, where egregious crimes are routinely committed with impunity. 
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Once Abducted at 12, Hiding It for 20 Years

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Maggie Mitchell discusses her debut novel, Pretty Is, about two young women who are abducted at age twelve.
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Salma Hayek Animates The Most Popular Poetry Ever Written

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Actress Salma Hayek talks about the new animated film she produced and provides a voice for, “Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet.” 
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Salma Hayek, Typecasting Terrorists, And Crime At Sea

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Maz Jobrani and Ahmed Ahmed on being typecast as terrorists. Salma Hayek's new animated film. Maggie Mitchell's debut novel. Ian Urbina's four-part series about the lawless high seas.
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Guest Picks: Eleni Mandell

Monday, August 03, 2015

Singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell performed selections from her latest album, “Dark Lights Up” live in our studio. Check out some of her favorite films, music, and food! 
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Your Questions About Tattoos, Answered

Monday, August 03, 2015

On July 29, industrial hygienist Monona Rossol discussed the toxic dangers of tattoos. She also took the time to respond to listeners who wrote us on our show page.
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Coping With War in Sudan, Using Music

Monday, August 03, 2015

When the border was drawn between South and North Sudan, many people who had fought for their freedom from Sudan found themselves on the wrong side of the line. 
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Secret Weapons, Surviving War

Monday, August 03, 2015

Investigating a top secret new nuclear weapon. Eleni Mandell performs live. Sudanese filmmaker hajooj kuka's latest documentary. Life inside a maximum security prison in California.
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The U.S. Is Building A Larger, Deadlier Nuclear Bomb, In Secret

Monday, August 03, 2015

President Obama pledged not to produce nuclear weapons with new capabilities, yet the government is at work on a bomb more than than 3x more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima. 
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Experiencing "The Other Death Penalty" in Prison

Monday, August 03, 2015

A new documentary about daily life inside a maximum security prison in California, where many inmates are sentenced to “the other death penalty,” life without the possibility of parole.
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Eleni Mandell Performs Live!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Eleni Mandell performs selections from her latest album, “Dark Lights Up.” Following a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Mandell was inspired by her classic country influence. 
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