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New Series Shows a 'Twisted' & 'Paranoid' Nixon

Friday, October 24, 2014

In his new web series, "Nixon's the One," Harry Shearer transforms into President Nixon, reenacting bizarre moments from the president's White House tapes.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, October 24, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The Takeaway

Lost Chapter of Black History Resurrected

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art recently discovered and restored the earliest surviving feature-length film with a black cast, from 1913. It premieres this week.

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PRI's The World

I wanted the flashy electric lights for Diwali, but my dad wanted the boring oil lamps

Thursday, October 23, 2014

For Indian-American writer Deepak Singh, Diwali in India was a time for getting new clothes, eating sweets and arguing with his father over Diwali lights.

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The Takeaway

Film Chronicles Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's Encore

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In 2011, before his "Farewell Tour," Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. At the time, he agreed to let filmmaker James Keach document the effects of his illness.

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Behind The Scenes: Ethics Of Wolf Wars And Turtle Travels

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Unethical practices are widespread in the making of wildlife films and TV programs, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. She urges viewers to fight back.

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Fishko Files

Leo Friedman

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes a quick look at photographer Leo Friedman’s place in Broadway history.

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PRI's The World

What it means when you see a Russian guy with a knife tattooed on his neck

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back in the Soviet era, prison tattoos among criminals had a language all their own. A criminal's body served as a hard-earned record of his crimes, status — and maybe even some questionable bets.

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The Takeaway

Improvising with Jason Schwartzman

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Actor Jason Schwartzman talks about his new role in "Listen Up Philip," explains how director Wes Anderson has influenced his career, and improvises in The Takeaway studios.

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The Takeaway

Dr. Katz Will See You Now: The Return of a 90s Icon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" ran on Comedy Central in the mid-90s, and creator Jonathan Katz is reviving the character as the TV show celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Morning Edition

The Crime That Has Shocked Pakistan

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abdul Sattar Edhi and his foundation are synonymous with humanitarian work in Pakistan. But that didn't keep the foundation from being robbed of more than $1 million, provoking widespread outrage.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Live from Boston Edition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new Alejandro González Iñárritu film Birdman and revel in the absurdity of "Sexiest Woman Alive" features. They also talk poetry with former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky.

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PRI's The World

Dominican designers were inspired by native son Oscar de la Renta

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday at 82, was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. But after leaving at 18 and becoming famous around the world, he still maintained ties to his home and fellow fashion designers there, who are clamoring to have a street named after him.

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The Takeaway

Giants Vs. Royals: A World Series Showdown

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Are you rootin' for the Royals, or gunning for the Giants? Let's play ball—who are you going to get behind and why?

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WNYC News

'The Death of Klinghoffer' Debuts to Hecklers and Applause

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"The Death of Klinghoffer," an opera about the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian, drew chants of "Shame!" outside the Met Opera last night. Inside, fans applauded as loud as ever.

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PRI's The World

Arctic cultures could be under threat as mining and oil come to their lands

Monday, October 20, 2014

This summer, the first-ever Beringia Arctic Games brought Arctic natives from around the world to compete in far eastern Russia. But while the Russian government wants to make it an annual tourist attraction, the games may be a last gasp for Arctic cultures in the face of mining and oil booms.

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An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches and even a free library.

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The Takeaway

'Dear White People,' 'The Best of Me,' 'Birdman,' 'Fury,' Movie Therapy, and Sweatpants

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's a rage-filled podcast, as Rafer & Kristen delve into race relations, child abuse, career angst, and war. On the bright side, there's also Movie Therapy & a new feature: Sweatpants!
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All Things Considered

Egality N'est Pas La Réalité: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

Friday, October 17, 2014

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.

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Morning Edition

Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.

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