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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

Why An Iran Nuclear Deal is a Diplomatic Game Changer

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

An Iranian nuclear deal could lead to the lifting of international sanctions. And an agreement could also lead to normalized relations with the U.S. and the E.U.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Battling for Civil Rights, The Science of Surprises, and The Lost Story of The Who

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Takeaway looks at controversy in Indiana and Arkansas, a surprisoligist drops by, and we dive in to a new documentary about the legendary rock band The Who.

Media Mischief On April Fools' Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

When news organizations make fun of the news, it can be funny — or not.

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The Takeaway

New Film Chronicles Fight to Reclaim Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Woman in Gold," which stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis, and of the legal battle to get the painting back.

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The Takeaway

State Secrets Revealed? H Bomb Architect Moves Forward With Memoir

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Physicist Ken Ford witnessed the hydrogen bomb's creation, an event he tries to shed some light onto in his new memoir. But the U.S. government says his book contains state secrets.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Amazon Drones, State Secrets, and Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new delivery service being pushed by Amazon, a new memoir on the hydrogen bomb, and a film the chronicles the story of a stolen work of art.

Specials

We'll Be Here All Night

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Celebrate Passover with an hour of funny, poignant and thought-provoking stories and conversations about slavery, plagues, food, and unforgettable recounts of Seders past.

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Fresh Air

How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kevin Kruse's book looks at how industrialists in the '30s and '40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.

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Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Monday, March 30, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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WNYC News

Twenty Years of Life in Hidden Areas of New York City

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The New York Public Library is showing about 80 photos by William Meyers, who captured scenes from under-explored areas of the outer boroughs for 20 years.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.

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BackStory

Public Pools, Contested Waters

Friday, March 27, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Childless, Proud and Happy

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Writer Meghan Daum joins us for an honest conversation about why many adults chose not to have children. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Club Crawl Through Time

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Esteemed writer and man-about-town Michael Musto says that every generation gets the nightlife it deserves -- where are we now on the continuum of NYC's after hours debauchery? 

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The Takeaway

As Yemen Unravels, Saudi-Led Coalition Moves In

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yemen's leader has fled, and the nation's defense minister was arrested. Amidst the chaos, Saudi Arabia is hitting back. Here's what the crisis means for a region beset by instability.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Before New York Is a 'Hollow City' of Chain Stores

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jeremiah Moss of the Vanishing New York blog has gone from lamenting the closing of New York City's distinctive businesses to campaigning to preserve them through legislation.

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The Takeaway

Thieves of State: How Corruption Poisons Governments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ahead of the Nigerian elections, we look at how shady government practices can lead to instability and violence. 

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