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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

The Takeaway

Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Creators of High Maintenance Talk Short Movie Magic

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, creators of the web series High Maintenance which was just picked up by HBO, join a panel on making short films and finding audiences online.

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Studio 360

How to Throw a Perfect Game of Thrones Brunch

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A how-to guide to celebrating the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" with a customized "Hodoor," milk of the poppy, and pancakes. 
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The Takeaway

'Game of Thrones' Won the Internet This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, and Key and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 

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Money Talking

The Strong Dollar Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Friday, April 10, 2015

The current euro-to-dollar exchange rate is great for shopping sprees abroad, but at home, a valuable U.S. dollar might be bad for business.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

Studio 360

Noah Baumbach Explains Why HBO Dropped "The Corrections"

Friday, March 27, 2015

The director Noah Baumbach explains why his adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" for HBO fell through, and why he may just not be cut out for TV.
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The Takeaway

Trying on Glass Shoes, Spinning Lies, and Getting Away with Murder

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week's podcast is filled with liars, working girls, aging gangsters, millionaire murderers and bonus: an adoptee in need of some Movie Therapy. 
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 30, 2015

David Simon, Frank Ocean, and an all-female Ghostbusters cast win the internet this week.
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WQXR Blog

HBO Gives Green Light for Classical Music Period Drama

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. 
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Studio 360

John Oliver Is the Best Thing To Happen To Voter Apathy Since 2008's Barack Obama

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

John Oliver's impassioned weekly monologues convert comedy lovers into political participants, and that's refreshing. 
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The Takeaway

‘House of Cards’ Vs. ‘VEEP’: What Washington Insiders Really Think

Monday, August 25, 2014

Television loves Washington, and apparently so do viewers. We asked some inside-the-Beltway experts how 'VEEP' and 'House of Cards' stack up.  

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Studio 360

Tony Hale’s Magnificent Weirdos

Friday, August 01, 2014

Tony Hale plays Gary, the clingy “body man” to Julia Louis-Drefus’s Vice President on Veep. Before that, he played Buster, the clingy son to Jessica Walter’s Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development. Sensing a pattern there?

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The Takeaway

David Simon & Beau Willimon on Big Data TV

Friday, April 25, 2014

Beau Willimon, screenwriter and show runner of the American "House of Cards," and David Simon, creator and writer of "The Wire" and "Treme," discuss the benefits and drawbacks of data-driven entertainment, and the evolving field of television.

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Studio 360

Sunday Morning's Family Circus Meets Sunday Night's True Detective in 'Time Is A Flat Circus'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Never before has Sunday morning entertainment played so well with Sunday night entertainment.

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Studio 360

Spoiler Alert: How Our Favorite Sites Are Ruining Our Favorite Shows

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dear Internet, I know your job is hard. But when I miss my favorite show, I need you to not give all the major plot points away within 12 hours.

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Gabfest Radio

The Bush and Rumsfeld Together Again Edition

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jeb Bush's eyes on the White House, a new movie about Donald Rumsfeld, an app that will change how we read, and more.

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Gabfest Radio

The Great Flood Comes To The Big Screen

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Supreme Court rulings, big-budget biblical movies, where websites go when they "die," and more.

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