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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fear of Ebola, The Politics of Oil, And a New Play About Family and Faith

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores our irrational fears surrounding the Ebola virus, a fear of technology, and a new play about faith, family and politics.

Studio 360

This Is the Room Your Favorite Song Came From

Friday, October 17, 2014

The storied RCA Studio A in Nashville has produced some of our greatest pop music — but until a last-minute reprieve, it almost became condos. 

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On The Media

McLuhanisms, 50 Years Later

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brooke speaks to Nicholas Carr about how Marshall McLuhan's theories have held up, 50 years later.

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The Takeaway

America & The Growing Trade in Syria's Looted Art

Friday, October 17, 2014

An antiquities expert argues that the U.S. should restrict imports of Syrian antiquities to reduce the looting that’s funding both the Assad regime and ISIS.

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All Things Considered

Alabama Attorney General's 1976 Letter Told KKK Off In 3 Short Words

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As part of our series Letters of Note, former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley tells Audie Cornish how he once replied to an angry letter from the Ku Klux Klan.

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Fishko Files

Pins and Needles

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In its day, "Pins and Needles" brought satirical relief to a polarized society. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Politics of Ebola, Medicaid, and Space Travel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Takeaway explores the Ebola crisis in the face of the 2014 midterm elections, the race for the governor's office in Florida, and the future of space travel.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Robocalls; Reviews and the Catholic Church’s Child Abuse Scandal

Thursday, October 16, 2014

25 years in 25 days: the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church; a WNYC election campaign to get out the vote; and how businesses can attract consumers who check out online reviews.

The Takeaway

'Reckoning' with the Past Through Civil Rights Trials

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Many Southern prosecutors have reopened decades-old civil rights-era murders in the last 20 years. The Takeaway examines what these cases tell us about our past, and our present.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Ring Around the Rosey: A Tony Schwartz Investigation

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ring around the rosey, a pocket full of posies.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Livable Cities

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rob Astorino; a year of Obamacare in NJ; transformative ideas for livable cities; how climate change will affect how we’ll be living in 2050; and 25 years in 25 days continues with 9/11.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Abortion in America, Civil Rights Reckoning, and The Untold Story of the Iraq War

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Takeaway explores abortion laws in the United States, a movement to revisit civil rights-era crimes, and a startling new report about the war in Iraq.

All Things Considered

1901 Boston Time Capsule Provides A Lesson In Curating History

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to Brian LeMay, president of the Bostonian Society, about opening a 113-year-old time capsule that was found inside a wooden lion sculpture atop the historic state house.

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The Takeaway

Church May Shift Outlook on Gays, Divorce

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A report from a meeting of Catholic Bishops, convened to discuss the family and contemporary society, signals a potential shift on divorce and homosexuality.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Film 'Diplomacy' Imagines the Confrontation that Saved Paris During WWII

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oscar-winning German director talks about his latest film, about preventing the destruction of Paris when the Allies took the city back from the Nazis. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2000): Bush v. Gore

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A look back at the contested presidential election in 2000, where George W. Bush eventually defeated Al Gore.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Putin's Rise to Power and Who Has Profited From His Rule

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Russian scholar Karen Dawisha discusses evidence that those in Putin's circle and argues that they have used their public positions for personal gain.

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Morning Edition

Animated 'Book Of Life' Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutiérrez.

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Morning Edition

How Presidential Speeches Have Changed Over Time

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

News site Vocativ.com analyzed more than 600 presidential speeches. In general, it says the earliest speeches were written at PhD levels, and that language has become less sophisticated over time.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Panic, The Catholic Church, and Turkey's Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Takeaway explores America's hysteria in the face of Ebola, a possible breakthrough for the Catholic Church, and the fight for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.