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Why An African-American Sports Pioneer Remains Obscure

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The story of Alice Coachman Davis, who died last week, offers plentiful reminders about mid-century attitudes on race and gender. But ultimately, her story is about transcending all that.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Music and Memories, Literary Classics, and a Breakthrough in Science

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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All Things Considered

New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots

Friday, July 18, 2014

The shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in New York City led to six days of rioting in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant — the first in a series of violent protests in 1964.

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WNYC News

Forty-Five Years of a Giant Leap

Friday, July 18, 2014

WNYC

On Sunday, America celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing.

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BackStory

First Person

Friday, July 18, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Intergenerational Household

Friday, July 18, 2014

A new Pew study shows there are more intergenerational households in America than ever before, with almost 25% of Americans between the ages of 25 to 34 sharing a home with older family members. What does this say about Americans' famously autonomous lifestyles? Call in and tell us about your intergenerational living arrangement – the number is 212-433-9692. Is your arrangement driven by economic convenience or by a desire to regain something lost in the time of the nuclear family?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: War and Its Consequences, Seen and Unforeseen

Friday, July 18, 2014

1. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Who's Responsible? | 2. A Ground War in Gaza & the Future of the Middle East | 3. Pentagon Transfers 6 Guantánamo Prisoners | 4. A Decade Later, A Radio Show Still Searches for Afghanistan's Missing | 5. Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Gaza: Warnings Against Escalation? | 6. Remembering Elaine Stritch

The Takeaway

The True Origins of the Border Crisis

Thursday, July 17, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol has detained more than 52,000 migrant children since last October, about 18,000 more than the same period in 2013. As Washington debates the future of the border, reporters at the Arizona Republic decided to go to the source—to the countries these children are leaving behind.

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How That Pinkish Goo Called Silly Putty Came Out Of Its Shell

Thursday, July 17, 2014

There is some debate over who actually invented the toy, but it's clear that a mix of science and marketing helped Silly Putty make a lasting impression.

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The Takeaway

The Militarism That Led to World War I

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the decades before World War I, the mass production of weaponry capable of damage and death on an unprecedented scale was developed. As a result, European militaries grew in size and influence, and took on an expanded role in civilian governments.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

WNYC and WQXR: Pioneer Broadcasters of Latin American Music

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It started at WNYC, ended up at WQXR and packed a south of the border beat.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Tense Origins of Conflict That Stretch Across History

Thursday, July 17, 2014

1. The Deep Divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | 2. The True Origins of the Border Crisis | 3. The Militarism That Led to World War I | 4. On the Frontlines of Wildfires, Smoke Jumpers Battle Blazes

The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering the Harlem Riot of 1964

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

50 years ago, riots in Harlem and Bed-Stuy spread throughout the country. Listeners join former New York Governor David Paterson and historian Peniel Joseph to discuss the riots and their legacy.

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Morning Edition

The Grandes Dames Of The Sea Ply The Tuscan Waters

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A most unusual regatta recently celebrated vintage yachts, some more than 100 years old, and a time when sailing the oceans depended on well-trained crews with little more than compass and sextant.

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Morning Edition

Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers the war's unlikely impact on American sports.

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The Takeaway

The Symbolism & Politics of Geraldine Ferraro

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

As the first woman nominated for vice president from a major political party, Geraldine Ferraro endured a litany of questions about her appearance, her children, and even her blueberry muffin recipe. A new documentary by Ferraro's daughter demonstrates that she was and remains a symbol of leadership.

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All Things Considered

Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

Monday, July 14, 2014

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Clare Boothe Luce, Mover and Shaker

Monday, July 14, 2014

She was a prolific journalist, magnetic public speaker, playwright, screenwriter, scuba diver, early experimenter in psychedelic drugs, and one of the first women in Congress.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Race, Class, and School Segregation 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education

Monday, July 14, 2014

A look at the whether school segregation is making a comeback across the country.

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