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The Takeaway

Online Activists Inspire Hope In Russia

Monday, January 05, 2015

In an environment where the Russian middle class faces some pain from falling oil prices and western sanctions, can opposition to Putin's rule gain momentum?

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On Being

Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything [remix]

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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On Being

[Unedited] Gordon Hempton with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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Schoolbook

Garner Decision Galvanizes NYC High School Activists

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
High school activists are demonstrating, launching Facebook campaigns, and teaching others as the impact of the Eric Garner grand jury decision ripples through their lives.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mandela Foundation Carries On

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, talks about the ongoing work of the foundation, as they prepare to mark one year without him.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cornel West on Icons of African American History

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dr. Cornel West re-examines the lives and legacies of leading black activists Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells.

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PRI's The World

Pussy Riot wastes no time in getting back to activism

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After 18 months in prison, Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova promptly renewed their campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now they've added prison reform and human rights to their agenda, and they're taking their fight on the road.

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PRI's The World

The death of a teen activist marks a new low in Benghazi's violence

Monday, September 22, 2014

Last week, a group of activists, civil rights workers and military leaders were killed by Islamic militants — Tawfik Bensaud, a teenage peace activist, was among them. While politically-motivated killings are all too common in post-revolution Libya, the events of Benghazi's "Black Friday" are a new low.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Here's What 300,000 Climate Marchers Sound Like

Monday, September 22, 2014

It started with a moment of silence. Then came the cheering and chanting of demonstrators from around the world, looking for a way out of a climate crisis. This is what they had to say.

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PRI's The World

When environmental activists march in New York, look for immigrants at the head of the parade

Friday, September 19, 2014

A climate change march expected to draw thousands in New York on Sunday will be led in part by groups of immigrants. Organizers say it shows that the movement for action on climate change is broadening beyond the traditional profile of environmental activists.

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WNYC News

At Sunday's March, Climate Movement Tries to Grow Up

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Organizers hope environmentalism goes mainstream in what's being billed as the largest climate march in history.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fast-food Workers and a New Kind of Labor Activism

Monday, September 15, 2014

William Finnegan, staff writer at The New Yorker, looks at the push for unionization of fast food workers and their demonstrations for higher minimum wage.

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PRI's The World

'In a dark place like Syria, just saying the truth is something more valuable than you can imagine'

Thursday, August 21, 2014

After surviving a siege and chemical weapons, Qusai Zakarya became an activist in his native Syria. Now in the US, he reflects on the death of "true martyr" James Foley, the American journalist who died at the hands of ISIS this week — and blasts the Obama administration for not acting in Syria.

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Soundcheck

Senior Moments On The Charts; Benmont Tench Plays Live; Josephine Baker's 'Rainbow Tribe'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chris Molanphy gives a quiz about middle-aged artists (like Tom Petty and “Weird Al” Yankovic) who are scoring No. 1 albums for the first time.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How George Takei Conquered Facebook

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The actor talks about his breakout role as Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," his activism, becoming a social media phenomenon, the new documentary about his life - "To Be Takei," directed by Jennifer Kroot.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Salsa Icon Willie Colón

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

He's not just a singer, trombonist, composer, producer, actor and director, he's also a civil rights, community, political and health activist.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Milton Glaser Takes on Global Dying

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The legendary designer - who came up with the "I [Heart] NY" logo - has a new campaign focused on climate change.

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On Being

Seane Corn — Yoga, Meditation in Action [remix]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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On Being

[Unedited] Seane Corn with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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BackStory

The Supreme Court and Civil Rights

Friday, June 27, 2014

With the American History Guys

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