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How America Became a Safe Haven for Nazis after WWII

Friday, November 14, 2014

Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau tells how some Nazis received help and protection from the U.S. government—and were hired by the CIA, FBI, and the military.

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On The Media

'Subversives'

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 1981, student journalist Seth Rosenfeld began researching the FBI's misconduct in its investigations of 1960s student protests at UC Berkeley.

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8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics, Pigs, and Partyism

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Governor Christie decides between pigs and politics; "partyism" in the workplace; the purpose of academic freedom; books that change your mind.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Desperate Russia, A Fight Over Tobacco, and The Next Frontier in Space

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Takeaway looks at Russia's actions in Ukraine and its new energy deals with Iran and China, a small town that may ban all tobacco sales, and the next frontier in space exploration.

Fishko Files

Vast Wasteland

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More than 50 years ago Newton Minow described television as a "vast wasteland," and the rest is history.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Václav Havel: Playwright Turned Political Dissident Turned President

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Michael Zantovsky, Havel’s former press secretary, advisor, and longtime friend, discusses the life and work of Havel, one of the most important figures of the 20th century.

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Why The KKK Is Reaching Out Beyond White Folks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ku Klux Klan groups are diversifying their aims and marketing themselves to people of color. But these moves aren't new: The Klan has long tried to position itself as a mainstream civic organization.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Unplanned Fall of the Berlin Wall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Historian Mary Elise Sarotte explains that the opening of the gates on the night of November 9, 1989, was an accident, and looks at the factors that contributed to it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rising Up, Coming Down: Václav Havel, the Berlin Wall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall. Martin Amis's The Zone of Interest. Václav Havel. Producer Glyn Johns on working with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Eagles and more!

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Epic Space Chase, a Global Migrant Crisis, and a Fight Against Voter Apathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the 4-billion mile mission of the Rosetta spacecraft, the migrant crisis from the U.S. to Europe, and the ways voting in the United States could be easier.

John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination. He was 92.

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Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had Up To 40 Wives

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Church of Latter-day Saints never denied polygamy was part of its history. But in a series of new essays, it describes the now-banned practice in detail.

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The Takeaway

How the Borders of WWI Shape the Conflict in Iraq

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boundaries created after WWI have led to many modern day conflicts, including the current struggle between Kurdish forces and the group that calls itself the Islamic State.  

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The Takeaway

Jackie Kennedy's Unseen Struggle With PTSD

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Jackie Kennedy witnessed the shooting death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, it was a moment that changed the world. It also profoundly changed Jackie herself.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Deep Scars of Battles Near and Far

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, we explore how WWI is still impacting us, one general reflects on the failures of the Iraq and Afghan wars, and we look at the untold story of Jackie Kennedy.

All Things Considered

Newly Released Tape Captures Reagan Apology To Margaret Thatcher

Monday, November 10, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with presidential historian James Mann about the recently released tape of President Reagan apologizing to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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The Takeaway

The Holy Killings That Rocked U.S. Foreign Policy

Monday, November 10, 2014

In 1980, U.S. foreign policy was rocked when four American churchwomen—three nuns and one missionary—were killed in El Salvador.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why China Gave the U.S. the Cold Shoulder in 1945

Monday, November 10, 2014

Richard Bernstein, foreign correspondent and former Beijing bureau chief for Time, tells why relations between China and America changed in 1945.

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Morning Edition

Va. Couple Discovers Civil War Graffiti In Their Home

Monday, November 10, 2014

A couple in Berryville, Va., removed paint from a stairwell in their house. They found graffiti from the 1860s that Confederate soldiers had drawn of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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