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PRI's The World

Here's the green success story of the California blue whale

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.

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PRI's The World

Meet The Brady Bunch, Asian-American style — courtesy of photographer Michael Jang

Friday, September 05, 2014

Most of us never imagine our family photos will end up in, say, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Neither did the famous photographer Michael Jang. Then he realized the photos he took as a college student gave a rare glimpse of a Chinese American family growing up in the heyday of The Brady Bunch.

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PRI's The World

An Eritrean refugee endured brutal torture. But he may find hope on a ranch in California

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Philemon Semere has a harrowing story to tell. For seven months, the Eritrean refugee was held captive in the middle of the Sinai desert for a huge ransom. He managed to be set free last year after his family paid some of the $25,000 his captors demanded. Now, an American woman is offering him a place to stay and work — on her remote ranch in California.

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The Takeaway

Thousands in Foster Care Wrongly Medicated

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In California, a year-long investigation by the San Jose Mercury News discovered foster and healthcare providers across the state mis-medicating thousands of children in their care.

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PRI's The World

A push is on in the US to reunite families torn apart by El Salvador’s civil war

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new campaign is underway to reach Salvadoran immigrants in the US, to help them reunite with family members they were separated from during the country’s civil war.

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PRI's The World

Undocumented Asian immigrants shy away from revealing their status

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The immigration debate often centers on people from Latin America, but many undocumented immigrants are Asian. Yet Asian communities are seeking out help and enrolling in a government anti-deportation program at much lower rates than Latinos, thanks to stigma over being undocumented.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Listeners Report on Bay Area Quake

Monday, August 25, 2014

Listeners with ties to Napa and the Bay Area call in with reports on yesterday's earthquake and share what it's like to live on fault lines.

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The Takeaway

Earthquake Rocks California Wine Country

Monday, August 25, 2014

While centered in Napa, a 6.0 earthquake rocked the region over the weekend—it was the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco area in 25 years. More than 100 people were injured.

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PRI's The World

More and more migrants are being tried as criminals in American courts

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Operation Streamline" is the federal government's program to fast-track immigration cases. It's certainly made it easier to prosecute migrants — or put them in jail. But critics say everything else about the program seems confused.

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PRI's The World

Consumers are demanding antibiotic-free meat, and Big Food is starting to listen

Monday, August 11, 2014

The US government has been slow to respond to the health threat posed by the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. But consumer concern about antibiotic resistance is growing, and that's leading some US companies to start changing their ways.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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The Takeaway

Court Ruling Shakes Up Fate of Death Penalty

Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Life of the Law

One Reporter on California’s Death Row

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What do we really know about death row in California? When we don’t know we create, we imagine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Following the California decision against teacher tenure, a New York advocacy group has filed a similar lawsuit. Leslie Brody, Wall Street Journal Greater New York education reporter, talks about the issue and the differences between tenure in the two states.

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's teacher tenure and teacher dismissal laws are unconstitutional. Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First, the organization that funded the challenge to California's teacher tenure laws, discusses the possible national implications of the case.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Overturning Teacher Tenure

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A California judge just threw out teacher tenure, calling it the moral equivalent of segregation. Then the Obama administration quickly embraced the ruling. Hear why.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 370: The Big Secret

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cristina Peña and Chris Ondaatje, who have been dating since high school, remember when Cristina revealed she was born HIV positive.

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Soundcheck

'Missed Connections' At Coachella: Dramatic Readings

Friday, April 18, 2014

Soundcheck brings some of Craigslist's best Coachella-related posts to life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Will Drought Ruin the Southwest?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Harper's contributing editor Christopher Ketcham reports on the dying Colorado River, which has been diverted by a series of dams to supply water to the parched Southwest. Ketcham talks about rafting down the river from Utah to Arizona with an environmentalist and the water manager for the city of Denver—two men with dramatically opposed views on how this precious resource should be used. A solution must be found, though, because neither the cities of the Southwest nor California agriculture can ultimately survive if the river runs dry. His article "Razing Arizona" is in the April 2014 issue of Harper's.

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