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New Sounds

Chamber Pop/Art Songs

Monday, August 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to orchestral and chamber music songs that don’t fit comfortably into the “indie” rock world, like music from My Brightest Diamond.

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The Takeaway

Bombs Leave Dozens Dead at Embassy in Beirut

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dozens are reported dead in a double bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Right now it is thought that Iran is being targeted for its support of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah. Reports suggest one of the blasts was caused by a suicide bomber and the other by a car bomb. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Anne Barnard, Beirut Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times.

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New Sounds

New Music from South America

Saturday, October 19, 2013

For this New Sounds, we'll dive into music from South America, with much of it from Brazil & Argentina.  We’ll hear some selections from the compilation from the Red Hot organization: “Red Hot and Rio,” Vol. 2,  including music from Caetano Veloso, remixed by Prefuse 73, David Byrne with Caetano, and Beirut performing a Caetano song, "o Leaozinho."

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New Sounds

New Music from South America

Thursday, October 04, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll dive into music from South America, with much of it from Brazil & Argentina.  We’ll hear some selections from the compilation from the Red Hot organization: “Red Hot and Rio,” Vol. 2,  including music from Caetano Veloso, remixed by Prefuse 73, David Byrne with Caetano, and Beirut performing a Caetano song, "o Leaozinho."

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Staten Island Pols Oppose #7 to Secaucus, Late School Buses Spur Boston Mayor To Action, and Robert Moses Biopic Coming to HBO

Friday, October 28, 2011

Top stories on TN:

Rockland County residents: we want a new Tappan Zee, but we want transit, too. (Link)

LIRR scam could total $1 billion. (Link)

Bay Area seniors go back to school to learn public transit. (Link)

Red light cameras may prioritize money, not safety. (Link)

(photo by Ben Walker via Flickr)

Staten Island elected officials oppose extending the #7 train to Secaucus, want that borough's toll burden lessened. (Staten Island Advance)

BART's board of directors tables talks on a cell phone ban. (San Francisco Chronicle)

As 25% of buses continue to arrive late two months into the school year, Boston's mayor orders oversight. (Boston Globe)

Pennsylvania's governor probably won't push for more transportation funding, despite a committee recommendation. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

A Los Angeles transit fan gets a special welcome from that city's mayor. (Los Angeles Times)

New York Times editorial on LIRR pension scam: So many questions, including: "what fostered such an apparent universal collapse of public servants’ integrity?"

Could bike share come to Beirut? (Daily Star)

A Robert Moses biopic is coming to HBO. Now, who should play him? (Atlantic Cities)

Look! On the streets of Seattle! It's the sperm bike! (Seattle Post Intelligencer)

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The Takeaway

A Vote Against Hezbollah

Monday, June 08, 2009

Final election results in Lebanon show that the March 14th coalition, a pro-Western alliance, has defeated Hezbollah and its allies in a tight race and will retain a majority in Parliament. For more we are joined by Haytham Nasr, a Lebanese-Christian with dual Lebanese-British nationality, who voted in his first election for the U.S.-backed March 14th coalition headed by Saad Hariri. Also joining the conversation is Amal Saad Ghorayed, an expert on Hezbollah and author of Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion (Critical Studies on Islam Series), who can explain the impact of this setback on Hezbollah.

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The Takeaway

Lebanon's Elections: It's the Moderates Over Hezbollah

Monday, June 08, 2009

In Lebanon, hotly-contested parliamentary elections have ended with a win for a U.S.-backed political alliance. The Lebanese opposition, headed by militant Hezbollah, is backed by Syria and Iran; American diplomats did not want to see Hezbollah in charge of a pivotal Mideast nation.The Takeaway is joined by Natalia Antelava, a BBC correspondent in Beirut.

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The Takeaway

Lebanon aims not to start another war with Israel

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Lebanon's prime minister is condemning rocket attacks on Israel and has called for investigations by both the army and the United Nations. This has not stopped Lebanese guerrillas from firing a second barrage of rockets into northern Israel, striking a nursing home and injuring two people. Israel responded with artillery fire. The attacks threaten to open a northern front in Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. Jim Muir is covering this story from Beirut for our partner, the BBC, and he joins us now live.

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