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Animating Anti-Extremism

Friday, September 26, 2014

With the gruesome ISIS propaganda war in full force, a home-grown cartoon character named Abdullah-X is the face of a grassroots approach to anti-extremism. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Future of TV, The Best of the Internet, & Traveling an Iron Road

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Takeaway explores a new TV and online content model from Amazon, the five things you might have missed online this week, and the creative power of train travel.

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The Sexes

Friday, September 26, 2014

How to demolish your boyfriend: a wicked tale from comic master Dorothy Parker.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: You Might as Well Live A Dorothy Parker Celebration

Friday, September 26, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents sassy stories about sassy women from the legendary Dorothy Parker.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Safety and Wellness

Friday, September 26, 2014

City Council member Carlos Menchaca; a #bringbackourgirls update; a participatory walking festival; and a look at what happens when companies offer unlimited vacation time.  

Studio 360

Life Lessons from Toni Morrison

Friday, September 26, 2014

A winner of the Nobel Prize, Morrison started writing because she couldn’t find the novels she wanted to read.

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Studio 360

Hilton Als Hosts: with Toni Morrison, Khandi Alexander, Thelma Golden

Friday, September 26, 2014

The New Yorker critic Hilton Als interviews three pioneering African-American women as guest host of Studio 360.

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Studio 360

Khandi Alexander Choreographs Her Career

Friday, September 26, 2014

When Khandi Alexander started her career, there weren't very many parts for black female actresses. She explains how that’s changing — and why it’s so important.

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The Waitress

Friday, September 26, 2014

A fantasy about hard luck and good luck.

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The Standard of Living

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dorothy Parker's answer to inflation.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kendrick Lamar, Key & Peele, Kirsten Dunst, and John Malkovich win the Internet this week.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Hossein Amini

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Screenwriter and director Hossein Amini was on the Lopate show with Viggo Mortensen to talk about making the film "The Two Faces of January."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Viggo Mortensen

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Actor Viggo Mortensen spoke with Leonard about his role in the new movie "The Two Faces of January."

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Transportation Nation

Amtrak Picks Winners of Writer's Residency Program

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Twenty-four writers will be boarding long distance trains and pounding their laptops — when they're not distracted by scenery or the dining car.
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The Takeaway

Apple's Latest Mess: The Bending iPhone

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's been a rotten month for Apple: First the iCloud was hacked, and then there were problems with the iOS 8 update. Now the iPhone 6 Plus is bending in people's pockets.

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The Takeaway

Not Your Bubbe's Cooking: Rethinking Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tonight, millions of families will gather around tables for the second night of Rosh Hashanah. It may be a centuries-old celebration, but we're looking for some new recipes to try.

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The Takeaway

Childhood Trauma as a Medical Problem

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Neuroscience research shows that early trauma can have a severe impact on children. One pediatrician explains how her practice aims to reverse that damage. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, last of the Mitford Sisters

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last of the six Mitford sisters who had fascinated and scandalized British society in the 1940s, died this week at age 94.

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Studio 360

Changing Jobs, Changing Seasons

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Despite a new, demanding job, Adrienne Ognibene is sticking with her creative resolution of painting and drawing throughout 2014.
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WNYC News

Artists Want a Cut From Auction Mega-Sales

Thursday, September 25, 2014

If an artist sells a work of art for thousands of dollars and then years later it's sold again for millions at auction, the artist gets nothing. A bill on Congress might change that.

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