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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: North Korea's Internet Blackout, U.S. Economic Growth, Mariah Carey Winning Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korea's internet goes ominously dark, Mariah Carey may have sung the best Christmas song ever, and Syria and Sierra Leone's streets are silent.

The Brian Lehrer Show

How One Family Copes With Incarceration

Friday, December 19, 2014

 Anna Sale and Lawrence's wife, Ronnine Bartley, talk about the struggle to keep the family together when one parent is incarcerated. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 406: The Bridge

Friday, December 19, 2014

Writer Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.

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Selected Shorts

Ho, Ho, Huh? Selected Shorts for Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas spirit and a little Scrooge-ness from Calvin Trillin.

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Selected Shorts

The H Street Sledding Record

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The perfect family Christmas.

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Selected Shorts

Christmas Morning

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A poor mother tries to create a rich Christmas.

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The Takeaway

Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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More Life

Friday, December 05, 2014

A father-and-son story from the late poet Mark Strand.

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The Takeaway

Economic Forecast Is Bright, But Not for All

Friday, December 05, 2014

New job numbers for November are promising. The catch: we were in a really deep hole. To reach pre-recession numbers, more people still need to get hired and see their wages go up.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Race and Criminal Justice, The Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis, and A New Gilded Age

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores racial justice in America, we have an update on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and a look at economic recovery for average Americans.

The Takeaway

A Fight to End Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Pregnancy discrimination is not a new issue within the office, but attorney Gillian Thomas says it is becoming more commonplace as more women enter and remain in the workforce.

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The Takeaway

Good News, Lovers. The Divorce Rate Is Declining.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Most Americans have heard that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. But recent data suggest marriages are lasting longer, in part because of economic change.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Pregnancy Discrimination, Divorce on The Decline, and Christmas Tree Prices

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Takeaway explores a pregnancy discrimination before the Supreme Court, we look at the declining divorce rate, and the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas tree farmers.

The Takeaway

Under Her Skin: Cancer, Family, and Faith

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In the latest installment of the “Under Her Skin” series, 28-year-old breast cancer patient Crystal Miller explains how her diagnosis has changed her relationships to family and faith.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Thanksgiving Day Special

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Takeaway! This episode are just a few of our staff favorites from the past year.

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The Takeaway

Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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The Takeaway

GOP, White House Go Toe-to-Toe on Immigration

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Obama has all but signed an executive order to defer the deportation of many undocumented immigrants, a move that caused an uproar among the GOP.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Paternity-Leave Stigma

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Women who take extended maternity leave after the birth of a child often see lower pay and fewer promotions down the line. Turns out, the same is true for dads who take paternity leave.

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The Longest Shortest Time

It's Like She Knows Us

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sick of all the white couches and salads in stock photos of family life? Sara Given's hilarious Tumblr "It's Like They Know Us" skewers that world. And it was inspired by us!