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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Insider's View to the Failed Iran-U.S. Relationship

Monday, July 21, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, scholar at the Wilson School at Princeton, former Iranian diplomat, and author of the new book Iran and The United States: An Insider's View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace (Bloomsbury Academic 2014), offers a first-hand account of the U.S. and Iran's rocky past, continual failures to negotiate peace, and what comes next.

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The Takeaway

Iran's Nuclear Program: Can a Deal Be Reached?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This Sunday is the preliminary deadline for Iran and the U.S. to reach an agreement on scaling back Iran's nuclear program. With just days left, Secretary of State John Kerry says that although "tangible progress" has been made, after six months of talks, "very real gaps" remain. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What would an Erdogan presidency mean for Turkey?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

What would an Erdogan presidency mean for Turkey?

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WNYC News

How the Case Against BNP Paribas was Pieced Together

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

BNP Paribas will pay a record $8.9 billion fine. That's big news — but just how the case against the bank was pieced together is even more fascinating.

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The Takeaway

Should the U.S. Look to Iran for Help with Iraq?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My enemy's enemy is my friend? It's a line that's pervaded discussions about the possibility of the U.S. and Iran teaming up to address a rapidly destabilizing Iraq. Hillary Mann Leverett, co-author of "Going To Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran," weighs in.

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FT Big Read

Corruption and reform in Iran

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Corruption and reform in Iran

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adventures and Troubles in Foreign Lands and at Home

Monday, May 26, 2014

On today’s Memorial Day show we're re-airing some favorite interviews from March. Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd—the three Americans who were captured by Iranian forces while they were hiking and were held for two years—tell us about being in prison and then finally being released. Carl Hoffman explains how he uncovered new evidence about the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961. We’ll look at the diaries of George F. Kennan, who devised the policy of containment during the Cold War. Bruce Dancis talks about becoming an anti-war activist in the 1960s—and going to prison for resisting the draft during Vietnam.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Three American Hikers Talk About Being Imprisoned in Iran

Monday, May 26, 2014

Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking Iraqi Kurdistan when they mistakenly crossed the Iranian border, were arrested, and were held in Iran's Evin Prison for two years on charges of espionage.

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The Takeaway

Iranian Youths Arrested for Getting 'Happy'

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Iranian authorities are pushing back against a global dance phenomenon. Homemade videos set to the Pharrell Williams song have been recorded in more than 140 countries.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Former Iranian Political Prisoner on Human Rights in Iran

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mehdi Arabshahi, was president of the largest student organization in Iran, the Daftar Tahkim Vahdat, and a former political prisoner who fled Iran after being held in solitary confinement for 100 days. He and Gissou Nia, Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, discuss the status of human rights in Iran. Over the last few years, there have been a significant rise in human rights abuses in Iran with 624 executions in 2013, and over 75 executions since January 1, 2014, and more than 800 human rights defenders imprisoned; figures that are on the rise each and every day. Recently, UN Secretary General’s offered a sharp rebuke of Iran’s President Rouhani for failing to improve human rights in Iran since taking office in August.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Imprisoned in Iran

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Three American hikers were held in Iran's Evin Prison for two years on charges of espionage tell their story of isolation and survival.

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The Takeaway

Talks Resume on Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Talks have resumed in Vienna between Iran and six world powers to try and cement a nuclear deal. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has insisted that Iran has the political will to reach a deal. Such optimism contrasts with remarks from Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has poured cold water on these talks and said they would likely fail to deliver an agreement. Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times, weighs in on whether or not a deal can be reached.

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Studio 360

This Play from Iran Is an Actor’s Nightmare

Friday, February 07, 2014

Actors face stage fright all the time. But consider this scenario: you show up to perform a one-person show, and you’ve never seen the script. You don’t know what it’s about because you promised not to do any research. It’s your first performance, and the only one you’ll ever have ...

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Steve Coll and John Cassidy on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Steve Coll and John Cassidy on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Prospects for peace in Syria

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Prospects for peace in Syria

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New Jersey News

Why NJ's Democratic Senators Are Threatening Additional Iran Sanctions

Friday, January 17, 2014

WNYC

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker from New Jersey are among just 16 Democratic Senators supporting a bill that threatens additional sanctions on Iran. The bill, were it to pass, could scuttle a signature foreign policy achievement for President Obama. But experts say passage is not likely.

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WQXR Blog

Pittsburgh Symphony Mulls Return Trip to Iran

Friday, January 17, 2014

The last American orchestra to perform in Iran is considering what would be a groundbreaking return concert tour this fall.

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The Takeaway

What Another Round of Sanctions Will Do to Iran

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

After seven weeks of negotiations, America's nuclear talks with Iran are reaching a critical phase. If all goes well, Iran will get $7 billion in sanctions relief in exchange for agreeing to roll back its nuclear program. But much to President Barack Obama’s consternation, the Senate is considering new Iranian sanctions. P.J. Crowley, a former State Department spokesperson and a professor at George Washington University, examines the power struggle between the White House and the Senate.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | January 13, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

On Today's Program: A nuclear-free Iran looks to be on the horizon, after Iran and six world powers agreed Sunday to put in place an interim accord that will curtail Iran's nuclear program...About 300,000 people in and around Charleston, West Virginia woke up for the fourth morning in a row without access to water...A look at the push and pull between the need for regulation and the need for industry to provide jobs and grow.

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