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Growing Up Black in America

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A few years ago, Wisconsin Public Radio producer Cynthia Woodland sat down with Anthony Cooper and his sons -- 13-year-told Akheem and 14-year-old Anthony Jr. -- to talk about the challenges of being a black teen in America.

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Overcoming Racism

Sunday, February 01, 2015

What happens when you discover racial fear in yourself? Rachel Shadoan recently reached an uncomfortable conclusion: she was afraid of black men. Rachel was appalled and decided to do something about it. She tells her story in an article titled, "I am racist and so are you."

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Race and Crime

Sunday, February 01, 2015

At the heart of many Americans' fear of black men is an ugly stereotype -- the stereotype of the black criminal. Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad traces some of our current attitudes about race and crime to the late 19th century, when sociologists first began looking at crime statistics.

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On Our Minds: The Poetry of Race

Sunday, February 01, 2015

On our minds this week is the continuing racial tension in our country. And Poet Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem about race really got us thinking.

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Policing the Police

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Inspired by stories of police brutality and the Rodney King beating, civil rights attorney Connie Rice says she declared "war" on the LAPD in the 1990s. These days, she trains and supervises 50 officers in one of Los Angeles' toughest communities.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Poetry of Race

Sunday, February 01, 2015

In her book "Citizen: An American Lyric," poet Claudia Rankine challenges readers to explore their underlying assumptions about race. She tells Charles Monroe-Kane what compelled her to write the book, and about visiting Ferguson, Missouri.

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Everyone's afraid of something. Here's a small sampling of fears from Question Bridge: Black Males, a transmedia project that fosters dialogue between African American men of diverse backgrounds. Question Bridge: Black Males was created by Chris Johnson and Hank WIllis Thomas, with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, The Narrative of Ferguson & The Death of a Yogi

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Takeaway examines the death of U.S. journalist James Foley, a domestic violence epidemic in South Carolina, and Anna Deavere Smith weighs in on the narrative of Ferguson, and more.

On Being

Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Andrew Robinson with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Anita Desai with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Fears and Phobias

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Public speaking is one of the most common phobias, but not so for host Terrance McKnight. His life-long fear was ornithophobia — a fear of birds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Facing Fear

Friday, February 08, 2013

Jaimal Yogis, journalist and author of The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing . . . and Love, explores the science of fear through his own attempt to deal with his own.

→Event: Jaimal Yogis will be "in conversation" with psychiatrist Dr. Srini Pillay at The Rubin Museum on Feb.9. Ticket information here.

Share your overcoming-fear moment: What have you done, despite the fact it terrified you? Was it worth it?  Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Israeli and Palestinian Textbooks; Facing Fear; "Searching for Sugar Man"

Friday, February 08, 2013

Hear a discussion about the results of a study looking at whether Israeli or Palestinian textbooks are biased or teach hatred. Plus: journalist Jaimal Yogis on the science of fear; and the annual Brian Lehrer Show Oscar nominated documentaries series begins with the director of "Searching for Sugar Man." 

The Takeaway

The Difference Between Rational and Irrational Fear

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

What scares you? No, really scares you? In this age of antibiotics, antiseptics, airbags and anti-virus software, maybe the answer is, not much. But Chris Cerf, co-author of "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca" would like to convince you that there’s still plenty to be scared of.

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Radiolab

The Fear in Me?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Can fear change you for the better? Gregory Warner from Marketplace takes us to a clinic in Russia that aims to scare patients sober--with a pill called "the torpedo." Vyacheslav Davidov, the doctor who runs the clinic, describes the treatment and makes a case for the therapeutic powers ...

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The Takeaway

What's Your Worst Nightmare?

Friday, November 05, 2010

In anticipation of Danny Boyle's new harrowing film, "127 Hours," yesterday we asked: What is your worst nightmare? We got plenty of responses, from the political to the literal.

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Features

WNYC's Halloween Preview: Timothy Haskell Likes to Scare People

Monday, October 11, 2010

At Timothy Haskell's haunted house, they have a theory: Real men scream. Haskell has been haunting New York audiences for seven years with his "Nightmare House" creations.

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