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Matt Taibbi On Unequal Justice In The Age Of Inequality

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He joins us.

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The Boston Marathon Bombing And America's Terror Threat Now

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look at national and local security on the terrorism front now, and what we've learned.

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: Remembering Boston

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A year ago today, no one knew what was about to happen, and for each runner, they knew it would be a momentous day. It was a momentous day for the whole city of Boston, the nation and the world of course.

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Feeling Hypocritical? Don't Worry: Everybody Else Is, Too

Monday, April 14, 2014

Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we're all hypocrites. It's part of being human.

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Climate Change Countdown

Monday, April 14, 2014

An urgent call to act on climate. A top UN panel says we have just 15 years to avoid calamity.

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The Petty, Punny DC Politics Of Armando Iannucci's 'Veep'

Friday, April 11, 2014

The HBO series "Veep" is back for a third season. We talk to Armando Iannucci, the show's creator about politicians real and satirical.

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Week In The News: Equal Pay, Sebelius Resigns, Ukraine, Civil Rights Act At 50

Friday, April 11, 2014

School stabbings. Ukrainian consequences. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns. Computer heartbleed vulnerability. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Eco-Friendly Funerals And Death In America Today

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New trends in eco-friendly funerals and burials--how they reflect how we're dealing with death.

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The Takeaway

The Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Built the First Subway

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What the fans may not realize is that one of the greatest New York–Boston rivalries didn’t happen on a baseball diamond, it happened underground, spurring the very thing that may be bringing fans to a game: The subway.

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The New Realities Of The 'Soft War' On Women In The Workplace

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg's success suggests growing opportunity for women but our guests say the reality for most women is much less rosy.

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Cats, Dogs And Our Legal Love Affair With Our Pets

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Cats and dogs as family members. Pet parenthood. Our relationship with our pets is changing - we take a look.

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Ukraine's Challenge To American Foreign Policy

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ukraine's hot, the Mideast is a mess. Is this White House shrewdly realigning American foreign policy or frittering away its powers?

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Minor Leaguers' Major Dreams

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Sunshine and fly balls. It's baseball season again and we're going minor - to the grit and gamble of the minor leagues.

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Jindal, Portman And The GOP Leaders Of Today

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The future of the GOP from Obamacare to 2016. We'll talk to Ohio Senator Rob Portman and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

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Afghanistan After Karzai

Monday, April 07, 2014

The voting for a new President in Afghanistan, and where the country stands now.

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Ebola Outbreak Shakes West Africa

Friday, April 04, 2014

Africa's wrestling with a new Ebola outbreak. We'll look at what's happening, and the efforts to keep this from going global.

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Week In the News: Fort Hood, GM, Obamacare

Friday, April 04, 2014

Fort Hood shooting, again. GM's CEO in the hot seat. Money politics. Obamacare signup. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Jared Diamond Speaks To The Young On Environmental Challenges

Thursday, April 03, 2014

"Guns, Germs and Steel" author Jared Diamond on how a rising generation may handle a world of environmental challenge.

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High Court Rules Against Political Spending Limits

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on personal political campaign contributions. We'll look at the court's vision of wide-open, big-money politics.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Looking Back at the Boston Marathon Bombings

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell look back at the Boston Marathon Bombing last April, from the preparations of the bombers to the emergency response to the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel to apprehend the suspects. Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice tells the story of the bombings and their aftermath.

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