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Sowing Your Wild Oats in Mid-Life

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Robin Rinaldi was mid-life, mid-career and mid-married when she launcher her wild oats project -- a year spent exploring sex.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Is Political Correctness a Form of Censorship?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York Magazine columnist Jonathan Chait recently published a critique of political correctness, arguing that it was being used to stifle crucial debate. He sees political correctness as a tool to censor critics of far-left political groups.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" explores his ambivalence with his ethnic identity, discovering that he can't pronounce his own name — and that he doesn't really care.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Secret in the Mirror

Monday, March 23, 2015

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz tells the story of her discovery of a huge family secret in her documentary "Little White Lie."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: OKCupid

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Christian Rudder, the founder of OKCupid, thinks cupid’s arrow may just be an algorithm.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dangerous Idea: Narcissism is Good

Friday, February 06, 2015

Elizabeth Lunbeck’s Dangerous Idea is narcissism is good.    

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The Takeaway

The Sound Of Public Radio Beyond 'Middle Aged White Dudes'

Friday, January 30, 2015

What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? One black contributor says minority voices often feel the need to code-switch to be heard.

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The Takeaway

Ridley Scott & Hollywood's Race Problem

Friday, December 12, 2014

Despite being set in Egypt, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has an all white cast. The Pharaoh, Moses, and African queen are all white, highlighting Hollywood's race problem.

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On Being

Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition [remix]

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joy Ladin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

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WNYC News

In Defense of Straight White Men

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Playwright Young Jean Lee asks: What's a do-gooder liberal guy to do?

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The Takeaway

Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A young white man, born and raised in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on the fault lines separating black and white America, and confronting privilege during a national crisis.

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The Takeaway

Ole Miss May Drop its Nickname

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The issue of symbolism is one Ole Miss, or the University of Mississippi, is struggling with now. University of Mississippi officials are reviewing the school’s nickname as part of a bigger inquiry into the school’s historic associations with symbols of the Confederacy.

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The Takeaway

Roxane Gay Breaks The Rules With 'Bad Feminist'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Writer Roxane Gay is all about living in the contradictions. She says feminism is messy, and that capital-F feminism could do with a little more messiness.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On Her Own

Friday, March 07, 2014

Melanie Notkin, founder of Savvy Auntie and the author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness (Seal Press, 2014), coins the word "otherhood" to define and offer encouragement to a demographic of single women like herself who are childfree, but not necessarily by choice.

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The Takeaway

We Refugees: Returning to Iraq

Thursday, August 01, 2013

All week this week, The Takeaway journeys into the complex realities faced by refugees from around the world. Amer Sadoon Almaliki, a field officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Iraq, fled Iraq in 2006 and resettled in Sydney, Australia. He returned four years later to help rebuild his nation and support his family. He joins us today to tell us his story.

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The Takeaway

We Refugees: Growing Up in a Kenyan Refugee Camp

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

All week this week, The Takeaway journeys into the complex realities faced by refugees from around the world. Farhiya Shazz Hussein is 22-years-old. In 1992, she left Somalia with her mom and seven siblings for the Kenyan refugee camp Kakuma. When she was 6-years-old, her family vanished from the camp. She joins The Takeaway to discuss her efforts to help the displaced and her plight as a refugee.

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The Takeaway

Trans Actress Laverne Cox on Gender, Identity, and "Orange is the New Black"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black” is the first scripted series to feature a trans actor, playing a trans character in a leading role. Laverne Cox plays that character, Sophia Burset. She shares her story of identity, acting, and working on the critically acclaimed new series about life behind bars.

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On Being

Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female -- in an orthodox Jewish world.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joy Ladin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female -- in an orthodox Jewish world.

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