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New Doc Explores LGBT Love & The Law

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Legal battles aren't often the stuff of compelling cinema, but a new documentary taking a close-up look at the fight to strike down California's Proposition 8 is a drama about love and the definition of partnership. Ben Cotner and Ryan White produced and directed "The Case Against 8."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Non-Nuclear Family Stories

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the newest episode of Death, Sex & Money, Anna Sale talks to a woman who has built an "unconventional" family for herself, having married the gay father of her children. We take your calls about your non-nuclear family: how you make it work, the challenges, and lessons for others.

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The Takeaway

Seattle Experiments With $15 Minimum Wage

Monday, June 02, 2014

Seattle is set to make history today as the first city to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure is expected to pass city council, but implementing it will be a more complicated process.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The Top Stories of the Week

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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The Takeaway

The Unrealized Dream of the 3-Hour Work Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Economist John Maynard Keynes once predicted that technological innovation would make the U.S. fantastically wealthy and everyone would enjoy far more leisure time. He was right about one part.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fathers and Sons and Medical Ethics

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A look at how different generations approach tough medical decisions. Barron Lerner, bioethicist, historian of medicine and internist at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine and the author of The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics (Beacon Press, 2014), talks about how he and his father, both physicians, approach end-of-life issues with their patients.

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Selected Shorts

Family Orbits

Friday, May 23, 2014

This reading by Holly Hunter of Alice Munro’s “The Moons of Jupiter” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “The Stories of Alice Munro: Daughter and Father,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: The Stories of Alice Munro — Daughter and Father

Friday, May 23, 2014

Holly Hunter performs Munro's "The Moons of Jupiter," and in a story from Ursula K. Le Guin, Eve makes a few changes in Eden.

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Death, Sex & Money

Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jason Isbell was a restless guitarist. Amanda Shires was a fiddler who turned his life around. A year into marriage, they're discovering sobriety and success come with new challenges.

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The Takeaway

Alzheimer's Through One Family's Eyes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2014 an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. A new film called "A Short History of Decay" explores what the disease can teach us about end of life challenges.

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The Takeaway

Report: Nigerian Officials Ignored Warnings of Kidnappings | Is Vietnam Becoming the Ukraine of the Pacific? | NYPD Uses Jails to Recruit Muslim Informants

Monday, May 12, 2014

Report: Nigerian Officials Ignored Warnings of Kidnappings | NYPD Uses Jails to Recruit Muslim Informants | Pro-Russian Separatists Claim Victory in Ukraine | Vietnam: The Ukraine of the Pacific? | U.S. Cleans Up Agent Orange Sites in Vietnam | Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism? | Learn to 'Think Like a ...

The Takeaway

Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism?

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been more than a year since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released her book "Lean In." But preeminent black feminist  bell hooks says Sandberg's philosophy isn't revolutionary.

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The Takeaway

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Mom Explains How to Raise a Brilliant Child

Friday, May 09, 2014

Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman." In the case of astrophysicist, author, radio and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, that great woman would be his mother, Sunchita Tyson.

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The Takeaway

When the Map No Longer Knows Your Home

Monday, May 05, 2014

This November marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. For the millions of people living in the German Democratic Republic, that day marked the end of their country—literally overnight the GDR disappeared.

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WNYC News

Behind Radio Tech, Goats

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Seven years ago, Steve Shultis came upon an ad in a store in the Hudson Valley area where he lives with his family offering two adult Nubian ewes, or female goats, to a “good family.” After what Shultis, who is New York Public Radio's chief technology officer, describes as a ...

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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The Takeaway

A Military Widow Finds Solace in Running

Monday, April 28, 2014

The marathon of grief is a run without a finish line. For Lisa Hallett, whose husband died in Afghanistan in 2009, running forward is all she has to cope.

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The Takeaway

What's a Dollar Worth Where You Live?

Monday, April 28, 2014

What's a dollar worth to you? Here we examine how far a dollar goes across the country, and how affordability determines where we live and why we move.

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The Takeaway

Should We Teach Kids To Be Entrepreneurs?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

College students learn how to build their own businesses. But what if the process started with even younger students?

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The Takeaway

Should We Teach Kids Entrepreneurship? | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lethal Clashes Mark Start of Ukraine Peace Talks | Hundreds Remain Lost After South Korea Ferry Crash | Deportations Dropped 43% in Last 5 Years | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Should We Teach Children Entrepreneurship?