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The Takeaway

From One Direction to Rita Ora, Taking on Ebola With an Iconic Christmas Song

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new remake of the 1984 charity hit, “Do They Know It’s Christmas," centers on Ebola and features a whole new celebrity line-up, including One Direction, Bono, Rita Ora, and others.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Debunking a Civil War Myth, a Famous Literary Character, and Fighting Ebola With Celebrities & Christmas

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Takeaway explores Gen. Sherman's historic march, novelist Richard Ford discusses his new book, and we look at the remake of a hit 1980s charity album.

The Takeaway

Following The Money in The War Against Ebola

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The United Nations says nearly $1 billion would be needed to tackle Ebola in West Africa, but only $400 million has been received so far. Where is the money going? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Art of Giving and the People Who Change the World

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn explore the art and science of giving in their new book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is This The Best Way To Give To Charities?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge is on its way to raising $100 million for the ALS Association, but a one-off donation to a disease-specific organization may not be your most effective move.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Throwing Cold Water on the #IceBucketChallenge

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The #icebucketchallenge is raising money, but what about awareness?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Yes, Most of Those New Clothing Drop-Off Bins Are a Scam

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Have you been noticing more and more of those bright-colored charity clothing bins showing up in your neighborhood? David Gonzalez of The New York Times investigated and found that, yes, many of them are a scam, and that the laws make it hard to remove once they’re in place. (To report a bin for removal, you can call 311 or report it to the Department of Sanitation online.)

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On Being

Samar Jarrah, Wajahat Ali, Sahar Ullah, Et Al. — Revealing Ramadan [remix]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

16 Muslims, in their own words, speak about the delights and gravity of Islam's holiest month. Through vivid memories and light-hearted musings, they reveal the richness of Ramadan — as a period of intimacy, and of parties; of getting up when the world is

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Listen to Lucy

Professional services pitches are a pantomime

Monday, July 14, 2014

Professional services pitches are a pantomime

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 373: Going Home

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When the StoryCorps Mobile Booth visited Durham, North Carolina in 2006, David Wright decided to interview his friend, Eddie Lanier, Jr.

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WNYC News

When it Comes to Big Giving, New York Trails California

Monday, February 10, 2014

A new list of the country's top philanthropists highlighted 12 New York donors who gave away nearly $1.6 billion last year. That places the state second to California, where 15 philanthropists gave a combined $2.8 billion.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Do Politics Influence Your Charitable Donations?

Monday, January 13, 2014

New City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently released tax documents that showed she didn't donate any money to charity in 2012. So what?

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WNYC News

Mysterious Gambler Brings In Celebrity Chefs to Cook Dinner for Homeless

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An anonymous donor who goes by the name "Robin Hood 702" has brought in a White House chef and the executive chef at of Rao's in East Harlem to cook a special Christmas dinner for 200 to 300 people at the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown.

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WNYC News

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Coat Donations Down 35 Percent This Year

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dozens of people lined up on a cold Christmas morning outside the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown hoping to find a donated coat that might fit and protect against the winter weather.

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The Takeaway

The Science of Charitable Giving

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Last year, Giving Tuesday brought $10 million in dollars of donations to charities, though it's a small sum compared to the billions of dollars spent on all other shopping days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Peter Singer, a bioethics professor at Princeton University, teaches a course on charitable giving and is the author of "The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty." He joins The takeaway to discuss why Americans don't give more.

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The science of what works -- and doesn't work -- in fund-raising

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WNYC News

Charity's Former CEO Charged with Stealing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The former head of a major New York City charity is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing more than $5 million dollars from the group, and turning it into illegal campaign contributions.

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The Takeaway

Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, But City Residents Remain Resilient

Friday, July 19, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that the city of Detroit would be filing for bankruptcy today. This bankruptcy petition would seek to protect the Motor City from creditors who are owed over $18 billion dollars. While the city government may be going bankrupt, Detroit residents are picking up the slack. The Takeaway talks with Craig Fahle, Host of WDET's the Craig Fahle Show and Amy Peterson, a Detroit resident who won a local competition that supports creative local projects aimed at social change.

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The Takeaway

Bono and the Polarizing Face of Celebrity Activism

Monday, June 03, 2013

Is there a more polarizing contemporary rockstar than Bono? For some, the U2 frontman's international relief efforts epitomize what can be accomplished when a celebrity harnesses his fame to tackle global problems. But for others, Bono's self-appointed role as the definitive celebrity activist is a narcissistic venture that does as much harm (if not more harm) than good for the people he purports to be helping.

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The Takeaway

Deduction Reductions

Monday, April 15, 2013

When you file your 2013 taxes, some of the deductions you were able to take this year might be significantly smaller. The White House's new budget proposal gets tough on tax, curbing things like the home mortgage interest deduction and the deduction for state and local taxes. It also limits the charitable giving deduction. a change our next guest says ... will cost American charities dearly. Howard Husock says this change will cost American charities dearly.

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