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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is This a Tipping Point for Racial Justice or Just a Moment?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jelani Cobb discusses whether we're at a tipping point for racial justice.

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Morning Edition

Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

Friday, December 12, 2014

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.

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WNYC News

A Steampunk Fable About Injustice

Friday, December 12, 2014

The tale of Sacco and Vanzetti is told through multimedia wizardry and old fashioned storytelling in HERE Art Center's new production "Send for the Million Men."

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Rise and Fall of the East Village Art Scene

Friday, December 12, 2014

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A 1983 interview with three East Village gallerists who tell us what the scene was really like in the early-1980s.
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Specials

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

Friday, December 12, 2014

Join Itzhak Perlman as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday – some serious, some silly.

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WNYC News

They Were Angry, and Started a Revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 "She’s Beautiful When She's Angry" is a new documentary about a group of women who started the feminist movement in the United States between 1966 and 1971.

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Fishko Files

James M. Cain

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A series starting tomorrow at Film Forum will show movies based on the work of four pulp novelists.  One of the four is James M. Cain. Sara Fishko considers Cain's sound and style.

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Specials

A Great Miracle Happened There

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and Larry Josephson talk about the history, rituals, foods and meaning of Hanukkah and its importance to American Jews in our time.

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Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

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Morning Edition

WWII By The Books: The Pocket-Size Editions That Kept Soldiers Reading

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In the 1940s, U.S. publishers printed paperbacks — everything from romances to Westerns — that were designed for battle. Molly Guptill Manning explores their history in When Books Went to War.

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6 Arrested For Looting Antiquities From Israel's 'Cave Of The Skulls'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

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All Things Considered

50 Years Of Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, John Coltrane and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks on what would become his most important statement: "A Love Supreme." NPR's Arun Rath takes a look back at the album.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

Sunday, December 07, 2014

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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All Things Considered

Remembering Altamonte: The Rolling Stones Concert That Went Awry

Saturday, December 06, 2014

On this day back in 1969, the Rolling Stones held a free concert in Altamont, Calif., that quickly descended into a near-riot state. The Hell's Angels provided security and one concert-goer ended up dead.

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Remembering Rodney King, Southern Calif. Watches Ferguson, NY

Saturday, December 06, 2014

LA's Leimert Park neighborhood saw riots after the Rodney King verdict. Nearby in the Simi Valley, where many in law enforcement live, residents see the recent shootings from their own perspective.

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In The Italian Alps, Stradivari's Trees Live On

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The master luthier's violins and cellos include spruce from the Fiemme Valley. The forest still thrives, and its trees are still made into fine instruments.

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BackStory

"His Accidency"

Friday, December 05, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Overdevelopment of Historic Neighborhoods, Grilled Beaver Tail & Appreciating Art

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Morning Edition

Richard III's DNA Indicates Family Infidelity

Friday, December 05, 2014

Researchers confirmed in 2013 that bones unearthed in a parking lot in England are the remains of King Richard III. More scandalously, DNA from the skeleton now raises questions of royal infidelity.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Political Gabfest Extra: Windy City Wander

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Two Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.

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