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Polar Vortex's Breathtaking Chill Freezes Millions | Supreme Court Halts Utah Same-Sex Marriages | Stephen Frears on the Key to Genius Directing

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Polar Vortex's Breathtaking Chill Freezes Millions | Supreme Court Halts Utah Same-Sex Marriages | An 8-Hour Day? Workdays & Weeks Vary Nationwide | The Burglary That Exposed FBI Surveillance | Meeting the Standard: From the Drawing Board to Your Home | Stephen Frears on the Key to Genius Directing

The Takeaway

The Myth of the 8-Hour Workday

Monday, January 06, 2014

A hundred years ago, the Ford Motor Company instituted an eight-hour workday, but in today's world of globalization, smartphones and increasing competition, working only eight hours seems like a dream come true.

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The Takeaway

The 8-Hour Workday: Past, Present & Future | Senate to Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits | Drones: The Defining Airspace Technology of 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Costs of Climate Change | Senate to Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits | Drones: The Defining Airspace Technology of 2014 | Al-Qaeda Aims to Inflame Sectarian Tensions | The 8-Hour Workday: Past, Present and Future | The Top Risks Facing the U.S. & the World in 2014

The Takeaway

Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

Thursday, January 02, 2014

About 40 percent of Americans make new years resolutions, but just 8 percent actually achieve them. Samantha Henig, digital editor for the New York Times Magazine, has been interviewing a family with an outstanding New Year's resolution track record. Robin Marantz Henig, a freelance science writer for our partner The New York Times, has been looking into the science of new year’s resolutions with the NYU Motivation Lab.

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The Takeaway

Edie Windsor on Her Love Affair with the Gays

Thursday, December 26, 2013

"I can't walk down the street without people stopping me to say thank you," says the 84-year-old, who shot to stardom this year after winning the Supreme Court Case that made gay marriage legal. "It's thrilling."

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

A Christmas Night Family Special

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

This week, the Young Artists Showcase presents A Christmas Night Family Special. While only half of the performers in this program qualify as young artists, all of the stories in this week's episode are for the young at heart.

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Selected Shorts

Short Stories to Bring Comfort, Joy and a Little Sass

Friday, December 20, 2013

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four Christmas-themed works to bring you comfort, joy, and a little sass.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting: Navigating Mixed Families

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Today the Brian Lehrer Show devotes the entire program to a new format -- a two hour "family meeting" with different guests, lots of calls and various takes on a single topic. Today: Navigating "mixed" families. From race to income to religion and more, we discuss the challenges and advantages of having a diverse family.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Mixed Income Families

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Janna Malamud Smith, psychotherapist and author of An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery (Counterpoint, 2012), discusses the increasingly thorny issue of income inequality within families.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Mixed Bag on Mixed Families

Thursday, December 19, 2013

We end today’s conversation on mixed families with a mixed bag of topics we didn't get to. The phones are now open for you to talk about how you navigate diversity within your family of any kind. Mixed diets, mixed geography, mixed immigration status, mixed sports fandom... anything we missed. Tell your story of your mixed family -- call 212-433-9692 or post below...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Talk about Your Mixed Race Family

Thursday, December 19, 2013

"My son's not half, he's double."

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The Takeaway

The 'New Rich' and What It Means to be Wealthy | Desperately Seeking a Cure for Alzheimer's | Digital Volunteers Map Destruction in the Philippines

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What is Your Work Worth? | Long-Term Unemployment Difficult to Change | Treating The Injured in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan | Digital Volunteers Map Destruction in the Philippines | U.S. Cuts Off Non-Lethal Aid to Syrian Rebels | Desperately Seeking a Cure for Alzheimer's | The 'New Rich' and ...

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The Takeaway

What is Your Work Worth?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our work determines how we spend most of our days, the people we spend our time with, the kind of lifestyle we can afford, and it influences our fundamental sense of who we are. It turns out that what we're paid and how we really feel about our jobs aren't always in sync. Al Gini, a professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University’s School of Business Administration and resident philosopher at WBEZ, has dedicated much of his career to understanding the value of work. He’s also the author of “My Job My Self." 

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The Takeaway

Carrying Forward Mandela's Legacy | The Battle for the Future of the N.S.A. | The Myth of Race & Its Historical Consequences

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Carrying Forward Mandela's Legacy | The Battle for the Future of the N.S.A. | How Much Power Should the E.P.A. Have? | Deal Reached on Military Sexual Assault Bill | Ukraine & The Significance of a Statue | The Myth of Race & Its Historical Consequences | The 'Invisible' Homeless ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Children's Village

Friday, December 06, 2013

Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, director of The Children's Village, talks about the organization's transformation and their role keeping at-risk kids at home instead of in residential programs.

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The Takeaway

Can Obama's Inequality Message Win Back Millennials?

Thursday, December 05, 2013

President Barack Obama has revived his populist message and made a case for the Affordable Care Act as a vehicle to reduce income inequality. Jonathan Alter, journalist and author of "The Center Holds: Obama and his Enemies," explores the president's rebranding efforts. He notes that as Obama dusts off his brand of populism, his core base—millennials—seems to be abandoning him. Heather McGhee, vice president of policy and outreach at Demos, examines how the President's message about income inequality resonate with the youngest voters.

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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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The Takeaway

Study: Memories Can Be Passed Between Generations

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine recently released a study arguing that memories can be passed on through DNA. It’s the latest piece in a growing body of evidence for transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, and if it’s right, it could change the way we act in our everyday lives.

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The Takeaway

Is Technology Killing the Magic of the Holidays?

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

It’s no secret that technology is changing the way we live, but what does that mean when it comes to our experience of the holiday season? Some may say that digital technology is taking the magic out of the holidays as Christmas no longer seems quaint when 1 in 3 children write their lists to Santa through a website or smartphone app. Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s New Tech City, joins The Takeaway to discuss how technology has transformed our holiday traditions.

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The Takeaway

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Overlap, Tastily

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We're all looking forward to firing up the oven tomorrow and for those preparing a Thanksgiving feast in a Jewish household, this is the year to get creative in the kitchen. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide this year, so it's time to explore where those two culinary worlds meet. Deb Perelman, food blogger and author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, joins the Takeaway to discuss so-called 'Thanksgivukkah' recipes.

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