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Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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The Takeaway

The Dynamics of a Family Band

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Does talent run in the family? It does for the Durham's. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis discuss their creative process and the dynamics of a family band. 

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The Takeaway

Transforming the Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Lucas County, Ohio has become a model for transforming its juvenile justice system, focusing on community-based rehabilitation rather than incarceration. 

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The Takeaway

If You Give a Kid a Peanut

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There's now evidence that the strict avoidance of allergens, like peanuts, increases the chance of developing allergies later in life. Here's how our desire for safety is making us sick.

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The Takeaway

Alabama's Long Struggle for Equality

Friday, February 13, 2015

A look at Alabama's struggle for equality—from the civil rights era of the 1960s to the present-day fight for gay marriage. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Remembering David Carr, Gay Marriage, and Sex in America

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Takeaway remembers the legendary David Carr, we explore gay marriage in Alabama, and we share a highly-coveted love potion. 

Death, Sex & Money

Songs in the Key of Strife

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Teddy and Kami Thompson followed in the footsteps of their musical parents, Richard and Linda Thompson. But they remember their childhood and its lessons about family very differently.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker.

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The Takeaway

Payday Loans: A Necessary Evil?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is drafting regulations to govern short-term loans. How will this impact those who need small amounts of money fast? 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 412: True Blue

Monday, February 09, 2015

Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years. Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12, 2013. Shane sat down with their friend, Sayer Johnson in St. Louis to remember Blue.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott

Monday, February 09, 2015

On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major league level. Wendell Scott died in 1990. One of his sons, Frank, and his grandson Warrick, sat down to remember him for StoryCorps.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Reinhold Messner

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Correction: In the broadcast version of this interview, Reinhold Messner is incorrectly said to have walked 28,000 kilometers across Antarctica. He walked 2,800 kilometers. Reinhold Messner is arguably the world’s greatest living mountaineer. He’s climbed 14 of the world’s tallest peaks, and if that isn’t impressive enough, he was the first to climb Mt. Everest alone and without supplemental oxygen. He recounts some of these adventures in a new book called “Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit.” Steve Paulson caught up with him and asked how he got hooked on climbing.  

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The Takeaway

Babies Made From DNA of 3 People May Soon Be Reality

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

British lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow scientists to create babies from the DNA of three people.

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The Takeaway

The Anti-Vaccine Movement's Unhealthy Skepticism

Monday, February 02, 2015

As a cluster of unvaccinated children is being blamed for a resurgence of measles, Retro Report examines the origins of the anti-vaccine mentality.

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The Takeaway

Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 30, 2015

The co-hosts of The Movie Date Podcast, Rafer Guzman, a film critic for Newsday and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."

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The Takeaway

Want a Diploma? Pass the Citizenship Exam First

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate. We created a quiz with real questions from the test—take it here. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senator Gillibrand's Plan to Fix Parental Leave

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The U.S. has no laws requiring paid maternity or parental leave, but Gillibrand says that by paying the cost of a cup of coffee per week, we could be covered for paid emergency leave.

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The Takeaway

Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Salsas

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into America's favorite dip: Salsa.

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The Takeaway

California Keeps Parents in the Dark on Child Care

Monday, January 26, 2015

More than a million children attend day care or preschool programs in California, but it's nearly impossible for parents to access state records on the quality of these programs. 

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Selected Shorts

Sticks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A dysfunctional father communicates in "sign" language.

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