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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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BackStory

Public Pools, Contested Waters

Friday, August 01, 2014

With the American History Guys

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How Cultures Move Across Continents

Friday, August 01, 2014

Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Carnegie's Vision for Peace

Thursday, July 31, 2014

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of World War I, Joel Rosenthal of the Carnegie Council discusses the war and the assassination that ignited it. Plus, we talk about the legacy and ideals of people like Andrew Carnegie, who thought international arbitration and shared knowledge would lead to reconciliation and would eventually end all wars and other violent conflicts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#TBT Brian and Salman Rushdie, 2002

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ten or fifteen years ago, Salman Rushdie made a prediction about the kinds of social debates we'd be having "ten or fifteen years from now." 
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Growing Up in Gaza, A New Cult Classic, and A Debate Around Marijuana

Thursday, July 31, 2014

1. Growing Up in a Palestinian Refugee Camp | 2. Gaza: No Peace & No Way Out | 3. Sharknado: The Making of a Cult Classic | 4. Police Chief: Marijuana-Related Crimes on the Rise | 5. Is It Practical to Legalize Marijuana in America? | 6. Fela Kuti: Firebrand, Innovator, and Rebel

The Brian Lehrer Show

Cory Booker, Russell Simmons, and Visions of Peace

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sen. Cory Booker is teaming up with Sen. Rand Paul on the REDEEM Act, a criminal justice reform bill. Booker explains the details of the legislation. Plus: Russell Simmons on Keep the Peace, a grant program he’s leading to help neighborhood organizations that work to reduce violence; cops are cracking down on acrobatic subway dancers (“it’s showtime!”); a request for listeners to call us from the weirdest place possible; a look back at Andrew Carnegie’s vision for peace; and one film critic shares his 54 favorite movies.  

The Leonard Lopate Show

Richard Nixon Recorded 3,700 Hours of Tape. Luke Nichter Listened to Them All

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Nixon Tapes give an unprecedented account of one of the most controversial presidencies in U.S. history.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The 'Infidels' and 'Atheists' Who Founded America

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A look at the the ancient and pagan influences on the Founding Fathers—from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Young, who kicked off the Boston Tea Party.

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The Takeaway

Lessons From My Jewish Mother & Palestinian Father

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The daughter of a Palestinian father and a Jewish mother, Claire Hajaj's expertise on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is personal. Her new novel is based on the story of her parents who met and fell in love at at British university in the summer of 1967 as the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians raged on.

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The Takeaway

Last Surviving Hiroshima Bomber Dies

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The last member of the U.S. crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II has died. Theodore Van Kirk was 93-years-old. As a 24-year-old, Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress that dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

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WNYC News

Antique Ship Mystery Solved

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The clue: a Revolutionary white oak.

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The Takeaway

Can the West Curb Russia's Bad Behavior?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Even though the pressure is mounting from both Europe and the United States, it's possible sanctions may not go far enough. What’s taken the U.S. and E.U. so long to reach consensus on sanctions? And how is this changing the relationship between Western Europe and Russia?

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Jimmy Hoffa Speaks Out on His Way to Jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nearly 40 years later the bones have disappeared but the voice is still defiant.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hopes and Dreams, Challenges and Lies

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, reveals what President Nixon knew and when he knew it, and what happened during that mysterious 18 1/2 minute gap. When he was growing up, Brando Skyhorse was told that his father was an American Indian—but as he reveals in a new memoir, the situation is a lot more complicated. Tracy Droz Tragos discusses her award-winning documentary “Rich Hill,” about boys growing up in a struggling rural town in Missouri. She’s joined by one of the teenagers she profiles in the film. Plus, a look into the philosophical ideas that inspired America’s revolutionaries--from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Young, who started the Boston Tea Party.

The Leonard Lopate Show

What Did Nixon Know and When Did He Know It?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A look at the Nixon presidency, the Watergate break-in and how it changed American politics.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Turning the Screw on Russia, Wide-Open Senate Races, and The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in One Family

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

1. Can the West Curb Russia's Bad Behavior? | 2. Lessons From My Jewish Mother & Palestinian Father | 3. Last Surviving Hiroshima Bomber Dies | 4. The 2014 Midterms: The Open Races to Watch

All Things Considered

Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

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Morning Edition

Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

America's Secret War Against the Soviets in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The story of the defeat of the Soviet 40th Red Army in Afghanistan, which proved to be the final battle of the Cold War, and was aided by U.S. intelligence.

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