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Modi's Rise From Tea Seller to Prime Minister

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lance Price, author of "The Modi Effect," discusses Indian Prime Ministers Narendra Modi's rise from a humble chai-wallah tea seller to the leader of the world's largest democracy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

This Moment in Nigeria

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Yinka Adegoke, the Africa editor for Quartz, talks about what the outcome of the Nigerian election means for its citizens and democracy. Plus: calls from Nigerian-Americans.

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The Takeaway

Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democracy University

Monday, February 09, 2015

A new book looks at what it would take to make American campuses more civically engaged. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Francis Fukuyama on Why Liberal Democracy Is Ideal But Hard to Achieve

Thursday, October 09, 2014

An examination of the crucial factors that enable stable, equitable, open societies to form, and a look at some successes and failures, from the French Revolution to today.

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The Takeaway

Hong Kong Leaders Open to Talks with Protestors

Friday, October 03, 2014

Hong Kong's Beijing-appointed leader announced that he won't be stepping down, but said he is open to talks with the protesters.

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The Takeaway

Trouble at Home: Hong Kong's Path to Democracy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Journalist and professor Louisa Lim explains what it's been like to watch the streets where she grew up erupt in chaos almost overnight.

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The Takeaway

Hong Kong's Democratic Awakening

Monday, September 29, 2014

Thousands in Hong Kong are stepping up to demand democracy, but the Chinese government is pushing back with tear gas, batons, and pepper spray.

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PRI's The World

Hong Kong students are cutting classes for the sake of democracy

Monday, September 22, 2014

University students in Hong Kong don't have a reputation for being zealous when it comes to politics. But on Monday, an estimated 13,000 young people turned out for a pro-democracy rally to send a message to the central government in Beijing and pave the way for a broader movement.

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Studio 360

John Oliver Is the Best Thing To Happen To Voter Apathy Since 2008's Barack Obama

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

John Oliver's impassioned weekly monologues convert comedy lovers into political participants, and that's refreshing. 
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The Takeaway

Protests Test Democracy in Pakistan

Friday, September 05, 2014

Days of protests outside Pakistan's parliament in Islamabad are testing the country's faith in the democratic process.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hong Kong Rallies

Monday, August 25, 2014

New York Times reporter Michael Forsythe talks about the island's pro-democracy movement and the counter-protest held by Beijing loyalists earlier this week.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting Corruption in India's Unruly Democracy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Exploring the battle between the deep-rooted system of graft and patronage and the forces demanding change.

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On Being

Steven Waldman and Philip Hamburger — The Long Experiment of American Democracy

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Philip Hamburger with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Steven Waldman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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The Takeaway

Thousands Protest in Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Promises of autonomy have remained largely unfulfilled, which has triggered annual protests in Hong Kong every year on July 1. This week, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy in one of the largest marches in Hong Kong’s history. 

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The Takeaway

How Millennials Are Remaking the Arab World

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Juan Cole, author of "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East," says the world needs to give the revolutionaries more time, and that the young protesters who led the Arab Spring will eventually remake their home countries. 

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The Takeaway

Revisiting Tiananmen Square 25 Years On

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Twenty five years ago today, student protests in the Chinese capital turned violent when troops closed in on civilians demonstrating for democratic reforms in Tiananmen Square.

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