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Appetite For War: What Napoleon And His Men Ate On The March

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Napoleon is credited with the phrase "an army marches on its stomach," but he probably never said it. Now 200 years after his legendary defeat, it's worth recalling his disregard for feeding his army.

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Morning Edition

200 Years After Waterloo, Napoleon Still Divides Europe

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Europe is united these days, but opinion about the French emperor and military leader is not. A re-enactment of the epic battle that marked his final defeat takes place this weekend in Belgium.

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Studio 360

Photographing a 200-Year-Old Battle

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

War photographer Sam Faulkner has spent years shooting portraits of the foot soldiers in the Battle of Waterloo, using historic reenactors to play the part.
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The Takeaway

Holy Land: Pope to Call for Environmental Consciousness

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

While the earth is introduced in the first sentence of the Bible, it hasn't always been front and center at the pulpit. For Catholics, that's expected to change tomorrow.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Obamacare Uncertainty, Hackgate, Catholics & Climate Change

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act, the latest big league sports scandal, and Pope Francis' rallying call to save the environment.

Death, Sex & Money

A Dirty Cop Comes Clean

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ken Eurell became a cop for the steady paycheck. Then, he figured out how to make money by stealing from crime scenes, taking payoffs from drug dealers, and selling cocaine. 

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Tell Us: How Do People Celebrate Juneteenth In Your Area? #WouldntBeJuneteenthWithout

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In the South, it's red soda. In Detroit, it's Motown jams. Tell us on Twitter what your regional Juneteenth celebrations are like!

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When 'Womanless Weddings' Were Trendy

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.

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The Takeaway

Rachel Dolezal and America's Complicated History of 'Passing'

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Passing" is usually a term used to describe a black person presenting themselves as white, but American history has no shortage of examples of white people passing as black, too. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A History of 'Passing,' Virtual Reality, and A Summer Anthem

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Takeaway explores the case of NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, the rise of virtual reality, and we ask you to vote on the perfect summer music anthem. 

Fresh Air

Fueled By Fear, How Richard Nixon Became 'One Man Against The World'

Monday, June 15, 2015

In his new book, New York Times journalist Tim Weiner paints a portrait of a president overwhelmed by wars at home and abroad, whose self-destructive behavior resulted in "political suicide."

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The Takeaway

The Magna Carta Turns 800

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Magna Carta had a huge influence on founding documents from around the world, including our very own Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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Magna Carta, 'This Awful Thing' That Shaped Legal Rights, Turns 800

Monday, June 15, 2015

The landmark birthday prompted a Google Doodle in Britain depicting a man in chains — a reference to the rights that were eventually extended beyond the nobility.

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The Takeaway

A History of Violence in the Fight for Trans Rights

Monday, June 15, 2015

As Caitlyn Jenner's story sparks a new public understanding of the trans community, many trans women -- especially trans women of color -- have experienced a different struggle.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A City Legacy of Bird Watching

Monday, June 15, 2015

WNYC
Even in a place as urban as New York City, a diversity of bird life can be found. Hear from bird enthusiasts from the 1960s.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Bush III, Trans Acceptance, Protest Music

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Takeaway explores Jeb Bush's bid for president, Retro Report looks at the history of the trans rights movement, and we explore a new protest record, "Buy This Fracking Album."

All Things Considered

Esperanto Is Not Dead: Can The Universal Language Make A Comeback?

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.

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All Things Considered

Mystery Loves Company, And TCM's Noir Movie Marathon Has Plenty Of Both

Friday, June 12, 2015

Turner Classic Movies has kicked off its "Summer of Darkness" — 24 hours of noir films every Friday in June and July with an accompanying free, online class.

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WNYC News

The High Bridge Spans Centuries, a River and the Lives of Two Little Girls

Friday, June 12, 2015

New York's oldest standing bridge, closed for 40 years, is back.

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BackStory

Muslims on the Mic

Friday, June 12, 2015

Scholar Su'ad Abdul Khabeer tells BackStory producer Kelly Jones about Islam’s impact on hip-hop - and how hip-hop opened doors between different Muslim communities. This story comes from the BackStory episode "Islam & the United States." http://backstoryradio.org/?p=17200

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