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The Takeaway

Senior American Officials Call For Policy Change on Iran

Monday, April 22, 2013

Since 1979, the US has issued sanctions on trade with Iran. The goal of these sanctions is to support diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the disagreements with Iran without having to resort to violent means. But a new report argues that sanctions against Iran are backfiring and failing to reinforce diplomatic efforts.

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The Takeaway

Officials Call for Policy Change on Iran, America's Complicated Relationship with Marijuana, Biomechatronics

Monday, April 22, 2013

Questions of Motive and Due Process Surround Boston Bombing Suspect  | Senior American Officials Call For Policy Change on Iran | Depicting Iran Through Street Art | America's Relationship with Marijuana | Building a Better Limb | Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Leaves Community Hurting but Hopeful

Soundcheck

The Disturbing Delight Of Matilda On Broadway; Animal Actors; Bahar Movahed

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In this episode: The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1988 book, Matilda, has opened on Broadway, and New York Times Chief Theater Critic Ben Brantley says it’s “the most satisfying and subversive musical ever to come out of Britain.” We hear why.

Plus: We talk with the trainer behind some of Broadway’s most well known animal actors.

Plus: Iranian singer Bahar Movahed performs songs from her new album, Goblet of Eternal Light.

And: A profile of this week's Check Ahead artist - the slide guitarist and songwriter Luke Winslow-King.

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    Bahar Movahed: In The Studio

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    The Iranian singer Bahar Movahed performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

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    Intelligence Squared US

    Intelligence Squared US: Can Israel Live With a Nuclear Iran?

    Saturday, April 06, 2013

    Broadcast Times: Saturday 6am, 93.9FM, Saturday 2pm on AM 820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM 820

    Over the summer of 2012, despite increased international pressure and economic sanctions, Iran doubled the number of nuclear centrifuges installed in its underground Fordow site, stopping just short of the capacity to produce nuclear fuel. Can Israel live with a nuclear Iran, or could the time be near for a pre-emptive strike? Our debaters are James Dobbins, Reuven Pedatzur, Shmuel Bar, and Jeffrey Goldberg.

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    The Takeaway

    Should the U.S. Resume Diplomatic Relations with Iran?

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Of all foreign threats, none may be as troublesome to the security of the United States as Iran. But with diplomatic relations between the two countries stalled, former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns discusses how the Obama administration should approach the government in Tehran.

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    The Takeaway

    U.S. Tightens Economic Sanctions Against Iran

    Thursday, February 07, 2013

    Drones are, of course just one of the options available to the new CIA director, by contrast the use of sanctions looks a little old school. But when it comes to Iran they appear to be making their mark.

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    The Takeaway

    John Kerry Begins Work as Secretary of State, Facing Iran, Drone War

    Monday, February 04, 2013

    Experienced as John Kerry is with diplomacy, negotiating foreign policy in regions volatile to the U.S. will not be an easy task. Journalist Stephen Kinzer offers a few theories for how Kerry will confront the crises of the moment, including Iran and the ever-expanding drone war.

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Two Candidates; Immigration; Grand Central

    Friday, February 01, 2013

    As Grand Central Terminal celebrates its centennial, learn how it survived a century and share your stories of what makes the landmark unique in your eyes. Plus: Republican candidate for mayoral nomination George McDonald; Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, who is running for President of Iran; and how President Obama's immigration reform proposal differs from that of the Senate.

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    New Jersey's Iranian Presidential Candidate

    Friday, February 01, 2013

    Hooshang Amirahmadi, founder and president of American Iranian Council and Rutgers professor and director of its Center for Middle Eastern Studies, talks about his decision to run for the Iranian presidency as an expat.

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    World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    Foreign policy priorities for Obama's second term

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Foreign policy priorities for Obama's second term

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    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Coming to Terms with Iran

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Reaching for Peace

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Middle East experts Flynt and Hillary Leverett argue that we need a new, more direct engagement with Iran. André Aciman discusses his latest collection of personal essays. Adam Mansbach, the author of the wildly popular Go the F*ck to Sleep, talks about his latest novel, Rage is Back. Plus, our word maven Patricia T. O’Conner looks at the vocabulary that emerged from Watergate and answers your questions about the sometimes vexing English language.

    World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    Demonstrations over censorship in China and Obama's pick for US defense secretary

    Wednesday, January 09, 2013

    Demonstrations over censorship in China and Obama's pick for US defense secretary

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    The Takeaway

    Iran's 'Surgical' Online Censorship

    Wednesday, January 09, 2013

    Iran is beginning to employ an online surveillance tactic known as "surgical censorship" which allows citizens free, though monitored, use of social media. Megan Garber, a staff writer at The Atlantic, explains the advantages techniques like this hold for a dictatorship.

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    The Takeaway

    The Iranian Government's Army of Spies

    Wednesday, January 09, 2013

    According to a new report, Iran’s spy agency, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, is the most powerful and well-funded government agency in the country. Noah Shachtman, contributing editor for Wired Magazine and editor of its national security blog “Danger Room” explains how the MOIS became so powerful and what it uses its influence for.

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    On The Media

    "My Stolen Face"

    Friday, November 30, 2012

    In the summer of 2009, Neda Agha-Soltan became the face of the Iranian Green Revolution after her tragic death by gunshot was caught on cell phone camera and uploaded online for the whole world to see. The international media rushed to put a face to the victim--but the face they used was that of another Iranian woman by the name of Neda Soltani, who was still very much alive. Brooke speaks to Neda Soltani, author of My Stolen Face: The Story of a Dramatic Mistake.

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    World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    Global challenges facing Obama in his second term

    Thursday, November 08, 2012

    The global challenges facing Obama in his second term

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    Studio 360

    Rita: Israeli-Iranian Pop Star

    Friday, November 02, 2012

    It's an interesting time to be an Iranian-Israeli pop star. The standoff between Iran and Israel over Iran's nuclear program is one of the hottest issues on the globe. Rita Johanforuz, known to her fans as Rita, is one of Israel's biggest stars, and her new album My Joys mixes traditional Persian songs ...

    Video: “Shaneh” (live)

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    It's A Free Blog

    Opinion: Romney and Obama Need to Cool their Jets on Iran

    Friday, October 26, 2012

    In the final presidential debate, both candidates made it clear they will take the country to war, if and when Israel decides that Iran’s nuclear program has reached the critical point.

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