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WNYC News

A 300 Mile Walk to Talk About War

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oscar-nominated journalist Sebastian Junger walked along train tracks with a photojournalist and two war veterans to make his new documentary, "The Last Patrol."

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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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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Gunman, A Spy, and A Fading Memory

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Takeaway explores the attack on the Canadian Parliament, Valerie Plame stops by to discuss the new state of national security, and we examine the life and legacy of Glenn Campbell.

The Takeaway

A Real-Life Spy Thriller: New Doc Reveals The Story Behind Snowden

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More than a year after NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the government's surveillance programs, a new documentary chronicles Snowden's story.

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State of the Re:Union

Truckers Of The High Seas

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Over 90 percent of global trade travels across the ocean by ship. In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, stories from the people who live and work on our world's ships.

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State of the Re:Union

American Justice

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, a look at how communities across the country are responding creatively to problems with police, courts, and prisons.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'The Overnighters,' a Modern-day Take on 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Jesse Moss discusses his documentary, about tens of thousands of unemployed men who came to a small North Dakota town in hopes of finding work in the oil fields.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Quincy Jones Pays Tribute to Jazz Legend Clark Terry

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Piano prodigy Justin Kauflin and Quincy Jones talk about their friendship with Clark Terry, the subject of the new documentary “Keep on Keepin’ On.”

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The Takeaway

Student Radio Project Gives Voice to a Community

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For the past 20 years, Illinois Public Media has teamed up with high school students to reflect the voices of the community in the form of radio documentaries.

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Soundcheck

A New Doc Helps Us Be Smarter About Trumpet Player Clark Terry; Rokia Traore Plays Live

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A new documentary about Clark Terry helps Soundcheck get smarter about the jazz trumpeter's music. Malian guitarist Rokia Traore performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Clark Terry: A Trumpeter Who's So Much More Than 'Mumbles'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A poignant documentary, Keep On Keepin’ On, focuses on the life of the now-93 year old jazz trumpeter and one of his young students.

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Radio Rookies

Eyes Off the Goal: When Sports Rule and School Suffers

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WNYC
Fresh grass. Freedom. Success. That was the sensation Edward Munoz experienced every time he walked onto a soccer field. But in school, he felt like he wasn’t meant to be there.

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Soundcheck

Review: The 'David Bowie Is' Documentary

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Today, David Bowie Is opened at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Soundcheck's John Schaefer reviews a documentary film, also called David Bowie Is, which debuted tonight.

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Radio Rookies

Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

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Soundcheck

Robert Plant Returns With A 'Ceasless Roar'; Those Darlins Play Live; David Bowie Documentary Film

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The iconic frontman of Led Zeppelin returns with a superb new album. The Nashville rock band Those Darlins plays in the Soundcheck studio. A new documentary about David Bowie debuted.

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Radio Rookies

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mark Landis, Master of Forgery

Thursday, September 18, 2014

One of the greatest art forgers of all time shares his secrets in a new documentary about his fakes. 

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WNYC News

Don't Call It Dance. It's 'Pop-Action'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Choreographer Elizabeth Streb is the subject of the new documentary Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Truth Behind Dock Ellis' LSD No-Hitter

Friday, September 05, 2014

Legend has it Dock Ellis pitched his 1970 no-hitter on acid. But Dock's story is about way more than just the LSD no-no.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: A Musical, A Documentary, and Two Classic Re-Releases

Friday, September 05, 2014

Our Movie Date podcast team reviews “The Identical,” “Last Days in Vietnam” and the anniversary re-releases of "Forrest Gump" and "Ghostbusters."

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