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Mad Men and the End of Cigarette Advertising

Monday, April 06, 2015

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The mid-season premiere opens in April of 1970, the same month Nixon signed a law banning cigarette ads on television and radio.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Giant Snakes, Baseball Heroes, and Laptop Bans

Monday, April 06, 2015

The Takeaway explores the latest Retro Report documentary short, we pay tribute to the unsung heroes of baseball, and we explore the art of note taking. 

All Things Considered

Explosive Protests: U.S. Bombings During 'Days Of Rage'

Sunday, April 05, 2015

In the '70s, bombings by American protesters were regular occurrences. Bryan Burrough's new book tracks down the underground radicals behind such attacks — which he calls "exploding press releases."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

What Early Christian Texts Suggest About the Life of Jesus

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Karen King is a historian at the Harvard Divinity School. She tells Anne Strainchamps that there are many early Christian texts that didn't make it into the Bible and that they give us a much fuller understanding of what it means to be a Christian.

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When Corporations Take The Lead On Social Change

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Some big names in business pushed back this week against "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and Arkansas. In 1964, it was Coca-Cola pushing Atlanta's white elites to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: ZIP Code Decode - Mapping America's Health

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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BackStory

A Big Tent

Friday, April 03, 2015

With the American History Guys

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All Things Considered

Cambridge University Unearths Medieval Hospital Cemetery

Friday, April 03, 2015

Cambridge University has unearthed one of Britain's largest medieval hospital cemeteries, containing more than 1,000 human remains. NPR's Audie Cornish and Melissa Block talked to the leader of the dig, Craig Cessford, about the new findings.

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The Takeaway

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Former Hostage Speaks Out

Friday, April 03, 2015

Don Cooke was one of the 52 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for 444 days. Today on The Takeaway, he shares his unique perspective on the Iranian nuclear deal.

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Morning Edition

Celebrating Passover: The History And Symbolism Of Matzo Balls

Friday, April 03, 2015

Matzo balls are at the center of any Passover seder. Cookbook author Joan Nathan, known as the "grande dame" of Jewish cooking, explains the history behind this culinary tradition.

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WNYC News

The Woman in Gold: Masterpiece or Meh?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Neue Gallerie founder Ronald Lauder, who bought this painting for $135 million, says it’s the best in the museum’s collection. But WNYC's art critic says it's pretty underwhelming.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dogs Helped Humans Conquer The World

Friday, April 03, 2015

When it comes to loyalty, dogs win. Now, new evidence suggests dogs and early humans formed an alliance 36,000 years ago.  Together, they drove Neanderthals to extinction, then invaded and conquered the rest of the planet. 

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Case For Cat Citizenship

Friday, April 03, 2015

Cats have convinced some of their owners that cats deserve legal citizenship.  Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Historic Nuclear Deal, Navajo Health, and The Literature of Mad Men

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Takeaway explores the historic Iranian nuclear energy deal, we take a trip to the Navajo Nation, and we get a 1960s cultural lesson.

The Takeaway

Cataloging The Literature of 'Mad Men'

Friday, April 03, 2015

As the AMC series "Mad Men" begins its final season, The Takeaway examines the books read by the show's iconic characters—and what their literature says about the era and the show.

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All Things Considered

How The Matzo Crumbles: Iconic Streit's Factory To Leave Manhattan

Thursday, April 02, 2015

It's the end of an era: After nearly a century, the Streit's matzo factory is leaving Manhattan's Lower East Side. This Passover will be its last there. Streit's plans to move to a new factory.

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After Selma, King's March On Ballot Boxes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tucked away in the archives of the University of South Carolina is a video clip of a rousing King speech.

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Morning Edition

After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.

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Fishko Files

Piels Campaign

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Historic Drought, Deceptive Lobbying, and Legalized Discrimination

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Takeaway explores California's water ciris, how lobbyists are steering the debate on the national Highway Funding Bill, and we connect the dots between the Supreme Court and Indiana.