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The Brian Lehrer Show

Expelled for Heresy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shulem Deen isn't the first to lose his faith, but as former Skverer Hasid, that loss cost him his family and community. He tells his story.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Eduardo Galeano

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Germán María Hughes Galeano (otherwise known simply as Eduardo Galeano) mixed up history, political satire, and anti-capitalism in over 30 books.

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The Takeaway

Dr. Jane Goodall on Her Lifelong Work and New Film

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her research and conservation efforts, and the new Disneynature film, "Monkey Kingdom."

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The Takeaway

Retracing a Journey From Saigon to San Francisco

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In April 1975, author Andrew Lam fled Saigon for San Francisco. Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, Lam reflects on his homeland and the formation of his American identity.

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The Takeaway

Watson: The Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sure, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, can win Jeopardy. But can he make dinner?

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WNYC News

Got Potholes? Don't Just Blame the Weather

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WNYC
Mechanics say they've seen record numbers of cars come in this year with blown out tires and bent rims. But the blame may not lie where you'd expect.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Traditional Music Under Siege in Pakistan... And One Man's Fight to Keep it Alive

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sachal Studios was created as a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. A rendition of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five brought it to worldwide acclaim.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Filming the Police, Jane Goodall's Lifelong Work, A Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the state of technology and policing in America, Dr. Jane Goodall drops by to discuss her new film, and we cook up a recipe from IBM's supercomputer Watson.

Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

If You Could Clone Jesus, Would You?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Twin clones Hanna and Emma moderate a fierce - and at times baffling - debate between Minister Cooper Gray and Epigeneticist Myron Benjamin about the ethical quandaries of cloning.

The Takeaway

ZIP Code Poetry: Listener Spotlight

Thursday, April 16, 2015

From Brooklyn, New York to Charlottesville, Virginia, Takeaway listeners from across the country share "Zip Odes"-- poetic homages to their ZIP Codes. 

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Selected Shorts

Start from Happy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The rocky road to romance

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Selected Shorts

Occupy Jen’s Street

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Activist courtship

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Selected Shorts

Love is Funny

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Love can be funny, even when it’s not.

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The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Meeting the Real Sally Draper

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Megan got her divorce, Don got dumped by the diner waitress and Harry Crane's true pervy nature was revealed. But whither Sally Draper? We miss that kid. 

Studio 360

"Ex Machina," Sexy Robots, & Four-Legged Stars

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Director Alex Garland on his new robot movie, “Ex Machina,” how composer Jeanine Tesori wrote her new Broadway hit, “Fun Home,” and training dogs for stardom.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mining for Gold in the Clouds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

La Rinconada is seventeen thousand feet above sea level—the highest-elevation human settlement in the world. Its gold mines are small, numerous, unregulated, and grossly unsafe.

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Selected Shorts

People are Becoming Clouds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A cloudy marriage

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Freakonomics Radio

Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor’s Best Friend

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It may seem like winning a valuable diamond is an unalloyed victory. It's not. It's not even clear that a diamond is so valuable.

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Studio 360

Inside Jeanine Tesori's "Fun Home”

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Composer Jeanine Tesori sits down at the piano and shows Kurt Andersen what it took to create the hit Broadway musical, "Fun Home."

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Fishko Files

Sibelius and Heifetz

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In 1935, Jascha Heifetz made the first recording, ever, of the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

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