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The Brian Lehrer Show

Recaps: NJ State of the State; Parks & Rec; Inspector General’s Report

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The inspector general's report; NJ state of the state address; Parks & Rec recap; an early look at President Obama’s place in history; and the U.S. as the ‘world’s policeman.’ 

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Those Dusty Archives

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A crusading archivist encounters the jungle of his/her own collection.
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All Things Considered

The Story Behind '40 Acres And A Mule'

Monday, January 12, 2015

As the Civil War was winding down 150 years ago, Union leaders asked their men how they could help the thousands of newly freed slaves.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 408: How We Roll

Monday, January 12, 2015

In July 2014, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, when they were hit by a speeding car. Raphael lost his leg. Ish, his only son, was killed. While the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston, is trying to do right by the Hameed family. They connected after the accident. And now she visits Raphael and his wife, Heidi, to help with their day-to day-life. They sat down for StoryCorps in Colorado Springs.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa

Monday, January 12, 2015

Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. Reflects on His Son, Atlanta and the Movement for Civil Rights

Monday, January 12, 2015

A father speaks of the son, his city and the movement for freedom.
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All Things Considered

A Half-Century Of Battles For The Biggest Rock Walls

Sunday, January 11, 2015

As two climbers attempt Yosemite's most daunting cliff face, documentarian Nick Rosen, co-writer and co-director of Valley Uprising, explains the park's history of climbs and culture clashes.

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'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Historian Peniel Joseph says Selma is the first major film about civil rights history that properly honors the contributions of the movement's African-American foot soldiers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Washington Heights, Hookah & Rep. Steve Israel

Friday, January 09, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
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BackStory

1973 – The Year That Changed Everything

Friday, January 09, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Europe on Edge, A Federal Gas Tax, and Ben Folds on The Piano

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Takeaway explores the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, a surprising twist in Congress, and musician Ben Folds drops by.

The Takeaway

Terror in France Highlights Tensions in Europe

Thursday, January 08, 2015

This week's terrorist attack in Paris underscored the longstanding tensions between immigrants—particularly Muslim immigrants—and citizens of the European Union.

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Fishko Files

Montgomery Clift

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at Montgomery Clift’s short and complicated life in this edition of Fishko Files… 

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The Takeaway

Inside the Founding Fathers’ Time Capsule

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Revolutionary War patriots like Paul Revere stuffed this time capsule in 1795, making it our country's oldest. Last night, a Boston museum cracked it open. Hear what's inside.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From the Depths to the (Washington) Heights

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A look back at the crack epidemic that threatened to destroy Washington Heights.  

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Attack in Paris, America's Day in the Sun, and Relics from The Past

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a terrorist attack in Paris, a bright spot shining on the U.S. economy, and we explore the contents of a 220-year-old time capsule.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Military Problems; 2016 Reverberations & Inner Exploration

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Assemblyman John Wisniewski on how the 2016 elections will affect New Jersey; the transformation of Washington Heights; inner exploration; & the "tragedy" of the American military.

The Takeaway

The Economic Divide Between Red and Blue States

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Though they are less often discussed, the economic divisions between red and blue states are just as important as the ideological ones.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Congress Gets Back to Work, Ferguson Juror Moves to Tell All, and The 30-Million Word Gap

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the new 114th Congress, a lawsuit filed by a Ferguson grand juror, and the slow decline of the piano industry.

In Spain, A Kingly Ring With A Hidden Surprise Wraps Up The Holidays

Monday, January 05, 2015

The roscón is a ring-shaped, citrus-infused brioche ubiquitous on Spanish tables on Three Kings Day, Jan. 6. It comes with an ancient pedigree and a trinket inside that will bring luck to the finder.

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