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Local Armenian-Americans Reflect on Anniversary of Genocide

Friday, April 24, 2015

A church in Bayside, Queens was founded by survivors of the 1915 massacres in Turkey. This week, their descendants reflect on Armenian tragedies and triumphs.

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Morning Edition

After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Friday, April 24, 2015

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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7 Lost American Slang Words

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Kentucky Bourbon, The Music of Protest, and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a massive bourbon heist, Sri Lankan-American musician Bhi Bhiman drops by, and we look at sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.

A History Of Beef Between Black Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Eric Dyson's takedown of Cornel West got us recalling some epic disagreements between black thinkers over the years; beefs like this have been going on for at least 150 years.

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All Things Considered

Friday Marks Centennial Of Armenian Mass Killings During World War I

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Peter Balakian, author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, about the anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians during World War I.

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All Things Considered

Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.

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The Takeaway

Risking Death for Freedom: An Escaped Survivor Looks Back at Vietnam

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In 1975, just days before Saigon fell to the Viet Cong,13-year-old Pascale Phuong Dang escaped Vietnam with her mother. For Story Corps, Pascale recounts the tale to a friend.

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Morning Edition

Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of media storm after the release of hacked emails show that he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Too Rich But Too Poor, Life in Iran, and Africa's New Fight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Takeaway explores the healthcare gap, we take a visit to Tehran, and we hear a harrowing tale of survival. 

The Takeaway

A Blind Eye No More: The West's Responsibility in The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are dying while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy. Many argue that the West is finally seeing the consequences of abandonment—and months of denial.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Golden Age of the Carnegie Hall Studios

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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The Carnegie Hall studios have been transformed, but listen to the voices of those artist who once lived there.
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The Takeaway

Challenging Turkey's Blind Eye

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's been 100 years since the Armenian Genocide, but the Turkish government won't acknowledge its role in the systematic killing of more than a million Armenians.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Shipwrecks Ahoy: Coast Guard Shares Pics From Crystal-Clear Lake Michigan

Monday, April 20, 2015

All of that cold, fresh water has helped preserve wrecked ships over the years. A Coast Guard helicopter recently captured some striking images of historic ships.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who David Brooks Calls a Worthy Role Model

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Brooks has a new book touting the moral rigor of people like Frances Perkins, who worked tirelessly for workers' rights after witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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The Takeaway

The Sounds of Liberation from The Depths of a Concentration Camp

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Takeaway looks back on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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When America Was Crazy About Rock Gardens

Monday, April 20, 2015

During these times of drastic drought in the American West, maybe we should take a hint from the early 20th century — and plant rock gardens.

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The Takeaway

Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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