Freedom of Speech, Harry Reid, Moving Music

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A freedom so integral to American democracy, one so sacred to the founders that it was enshrined in the Constitution as our very first amendment: the freedom of speech.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • The conversation surrounding FDR's Four Freedoms continues with Steven Thrasher, writer-at-large and senior columnist for The Guardian. He discusses freedom of speech in context of our changing technological landscape, through the lens of the 2016 election, and through the arch of global events.
  • The Takeaway speaks with Malik Jalal, one of the leaders of the North Waziristan Peace Committee who believes he has been a target of drone strikes and is on the U.S. kill list.
  • Last night, The Golden State Warriors broke the record for most wins in a single season by an NBA team — a record previously held by the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls. How do the two teams compare? Sekou Smith, sports reporter and senior analyst for NBA Digital at Turner Broadcasting, answers.
  • Last week, Facebook released a new accessibility feature for blind and visually-impaired users called "automatic alternative text," which provides audio descriptions of photographs. The Takeaway speaks with Scott Blanks, senior director of programs at San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, about its usefulness.
  • Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich sits down with Harry Reid, Democratic senator from Nevada and Senate minority leader, to discuss his long career in the Senate, the contention over Judge Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination, and his enemies.
  • Joe’s Violin” is a documentary about a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who donated his violin to WQXR’s instrument drive. His violin changed the life as a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx. As the film makes its debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Takeaway talks with Graham Parker, WQXR's general manager, and Kahane Cooperman, the director of the film.