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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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WNYC News

A Sexy, Weird, Haunted House in the UES

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Venezuelan artist Alex Da Corte says he wants to explore fear and memory.

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All Things Considered

New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Friday, February 27, 2015

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.

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BackStory

Middle Ground

Friday, February 27, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Sylvia's

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tren'ness Woods-Black of Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem talks about her grandmother Sylvia Woods, known as "The Queen of Soul Food", and how Harlem has changed since it opened.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Citadel, at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil, has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Confucius 101

Friday, February 27, 2015

Time correspondent Michael Schuman talks about what can be learned about China from reading about the history of Confucius in East Asia.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Security Showdown, Racial Bias, and Jemaine Clement of Flight of The Conchords

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a looming shutdown on Capital Hill, a new study on the U.S. voting system, and Jemaine Clement of Flight of The Conchords fame drops by.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Christiane Amanpour; ISIS Supporters in Brookyn; Sylvia's in Harlem

Friday, February 27, 2015

Christiane Amanpour discusses the latest on ISIS, plus Brooklyn men had plans to help the group; Cynthia Nixon's new play; our small biz series continues with Sylvia's; & Confucius 101.

On The Media

What Radio Can Teach The Internet

Friday, February 27, 2015

Net neutrality is a 21st century concern, but the policy debate that erupted between FCC chairs, business and citizens echoes an eerily similar fray— from 70 years ago.

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How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hundreds of outspoken African-Americans moved America toward emancipation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Laird's Distillery

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Laird & Company is one of the country's oldest family businesses-and is actually older than the United States itself. We'll hear about the distillery's famous Laird's Applejack and more.

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Morning Edition

In Hollywood, MLK Delivered A Lesser-Known Speech That Resonates Today

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Di Palo's Fine Foods

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Di Palo's Fine Foods co-owner Lou Di Palo talks about how the business and Little Italy have changed in the past hundred years, and what's next for this family-fun fine foods store.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Striking Back Against The Banks, The 'American Sniper' Murder Trial & The Future of The Open Web

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Takeaway looks at workplace gender bias across the globe, we have the details on a student loan "debt strike," and we discuss the future of municipally-owned internet networks.

All Things Considered

Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Sahadi's

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We're kicking off our series on small businesses that have been in this area for generations. First up: the Middle-Eastern grocery Sahadi's, on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Italian Americans: The Values of La Famiglia

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The new PBS series "The Italian Americans" chronicles the values of the group, from the waves of immigrants who arrived in the late 19th century to those who live here today.

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The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Possible Shutdown; The Siberian Express; Sahadi's and 'The Italian Americans'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A possible DHS shutdown; the PBS series "The Italian Americans;" NPR's Shankar Vedantam; this winter's cold snap, the Siberian Express; and Bob Sahadi of Sahadi's Middle-Eastern grocery.