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The Transformative Power of Martine Rothblatt

Monday, September 22, 2014

In her life, Dr. Martine Rothblatt, America's highest-paid female CEO, has transcended gender and technological boundaries. Rothblatt was born a man, and today is a transgender woman.

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Being Good Isn't Zero Sum

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sometimes our values conflict. But sometimes they don't and the implications are liberating. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes a look at the case for veganism.

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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Winogrand, Cold War & Chaplin

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" will be accompanied by The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall this weekend.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Digital Reading, Driverless Cars, and The Secret to Happiness

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Takeaway

'This is Where I Leave You,' 'Tusk,' 'A Walk Among the Tombstones,' 'The Maze Runner,' and Special Guest Simon Pegg

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's a week for people on film and off (ahem, Rafer) to take personal responsibility for their lives. But do all of them rise to the occasion?  
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The Takeaway

Simon Pegg's Search for the Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

In his long career, Simon Pegg has been known for playing a lot of unhappy characters. But in his latest project, he tackles the search for the secret to happiness.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Story of Domestic Violence, Lincoln & Slavery, and The Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Takeaway hears from the wife of a former NFL player who suffered domestic violence, we explore the fight against ISIS, and film star Simon Pegg weighs in on the secret to happiness.

In Public: Essays from Laura Walker, President of New York Public Radio

The Content Revolution

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What does the content revolution look like?   Listen to this panel discussion on the topic from the Remix Summit.

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Looking Beyond Notions Of Erotica In Prehistoric Art

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Small statues made by our ancestors 35,000 years ago are often interpreted as sex objects or even pornography. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a different perspective.

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The Takeaway

Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anheuser-Busch says that it is not happy with the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. Nike has pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores in the Minneapolis area.

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The Takeaway

Actor Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey' Takes on the Big Screen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dan Stevens is perhaps best known as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey." But Stevens is also a busy film actor, with four movies hitting theaters in the next four months.

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New Tech City

The Neuroscience of Why You Can’t Finish a Novel Anymore

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How should you read? Paper or screen? Your brain wants to choose one. Switching back and forth may not be effective. That is, unless you can develop your 'bi-literate' brain. 

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The Takeaway

Why Football Matters: A Defense of the Game

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why do we love football? And what is it that the game has to teach us? A new memoir from Mark Edmundson, University of Virginia professor of English, takes up those questions.

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All Things Considered

Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.

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Italy's 'Little Jerusalem' Opens The Doors To Jewish History

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Today 27 countries are marking the European Day of Jewish Culture. The Tuscan town of Pitigliano is one of the sites involved: it's home to few Jews today, but once housed a thriving Jewish community.

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The Takeaway

"Dolphin Tale 2," "The Drop," "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," "Kelly and Cal," and Movie Therapy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rafer thinks it's a red-letter week for women in the movies (if you count dolphins). Kristen's not so sure. 
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All Things Considered

Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Lost Chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Miranda Grope, Elvira Erstwhile, Clarence Crump, and Bertie Upside — just some of the characters left behind in Roald Dahl's early drafts.

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The Takeaway

For the First Time, America is a Nation of Singles

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults of a certain age. But now over 50 percent of American adults are single.

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The Takeaway

Old Timepieces Keep Ticking in the Age of the Apple Watch

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Watchmaking may be a dying art form, but a master and his apprentice are aiming to keep it alive.

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