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Slate Political Gabfest

The Live at the Bell House Edition

Friday, April 10, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the shooting death of Walter Scott by North Charleston, SC police officer Michael Slager, the possibility of a President Rand Paul, and the sesquicentennial anniversary of the assassination of Abraham

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WNYC News

Lincoln, the Jews and Sore Feet

Friday, March 20, 2015

A new exhibit shows the American president opposed anti-Semitism, which was rampant even among the generals in the Union army, and relied on a Jewish doctor to cure his troubled toes. 

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PRI's The World

Yazidis in America are consumed by the fate of their relatives in Iraq

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gulie Khalaf lives in Lincoln, Neb., home to America's largest Yazidi community. Community members are consumed by news about fellow Yazidis in danger in Iraq, so much so that some people have quit their jobs to grieve — and work to help people escape.

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Car Talk

#1409: The Curly Package

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This week on Car Talk, did Howard get the special Three Stooges option on his Lincoln, or is there another reason why it sounds like Curly whenever he gets out of the car. Elsewhere, Tom got conflicting advice on his Taurus' flashing oil light, and he's wondering who's the genius, and who's the quack. So, who better to ask than two genius quacks? Also, John's Land Cruiser may need a new steering box, or his mechanic may just be looking for another John-funded trip to Vegas; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Betsy's truck was really spewing gas because of mud chiggers. All this, plus how one listener's attempt to solve the Puzzler resulted in a police house call, this week on Car Talk.

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WNYC News

New York City, Lincoln & the Gettysburg Address

Monday, November 18, 2013

Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

WNYC (and You!) Read the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

inspired by Ken Burns' call to action to get everyday Americans to read the Gettysburg Address, we made something of our own, with Brian Lehrer, Brooke Gladstone of On The Media, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, and other producers from WNYC.

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Movies on the Radio

American History at the Movies

Saturday, July 06, 2013

The silver screen has sometimes served as a history book, telling of the people and events that have shaped the United States. Whether those stories are raw or romanticized, music always helps convey the emotions of the drama.

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Operavore

Opera at the Movies

Saturday, February 23, 2013

When emotion is more profound, more extreme, more all-consuming than movies can portray, filmmakers traditionally turn to one source: Opera. This week's episode is online for streaming.

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The Takeaway

Young Abraham Lincoln

Monday, February 18, 2013

Before he was our sixteenth president and the man who kept our union together, Abraham Lincoln was sort of a regular guy who made mistakes and had ambitions. In honor of President’s Day, we’re looking at that other Lincoln, that not-yet-famous Lincoln, with Chris DeRose, author of “Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President.”

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Operavore

'Lincoln' Reveals 16th President's Passion for Opera

Monday, February 18, 2013

Among the many historical tidbits that Steven Spielberg includes in his Oscar-nominated film "Lincoln," the president’s love of opera may be the most surprising.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: Who’s Afraid of the Gabfest Edition

Saturday, February 16, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss President Obama's State of the Union address, and the lessons aging politicians might learn from Pope Benedict’s surprise decision to retire from his lifetime appointment. Then on the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about the current Broadway production of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Hump the Host Edition

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Slate's Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf and June Thomas discuss the Broadway revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", the life and death of Aaron Swartz and the bigtime Oscar contender "Lincoln."

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Features

Oscars and WNYC

Thursday, January 10, 2013

WNYC looks back at the best Oscar-related conversations on our air - from Leonard Lopate's talk with Samuel L. Jackson to the real-life sex surrogate who inspired Helen Hunt's Academy Award-nominated role.

+ Full List: 'Lincoln' Leads With 12 Oscar Nominations

+ Bookmark it: Awards Night Bingo with Studio 360

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a Movie: "Django Unchained"

Friday, January 04, 2013

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has sparked conversation and controversy over its use of violence, portayal of slavery, and more. Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, discusses the film with Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, now airing on WNYC. Plus: how "Lincoln" and "Django" treat slavery differently.

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WNYC News

'Lincoln' Leads Golden Globes With 7 Nominations

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln" led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Hendrik Hertzberg, John Cassidy, and Ryan Lizza discuss Obama, Boehner, tax increases, and "Lincoln."

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hendrik Hertzberg, John Cassidy, and Ryan Lizza discuss Obama, Boehner, tax increases, and "Lincoln."

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Quiet Car Edition

Saturday, November 24, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss whether raising taxes, enhancing revenue, or closing loopholes (or however you want to describe it) is going to be key to the White House and Congress finding a solution to the "fiscal cliff." They then discuss the new Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln," and what it tells us about today's politics.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | November 20, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Middle East Peace: Past, Present, and Future | Child Poverty on the Rise in the United States | Black Characters (or the Lack Thereof) in 'Lincoln' | Why the G.O.P Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff | Why Obama Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

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Opinion: On Gettysburg Anniversary, Have We Progressed Since Lincoln?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Now, it is for us to ask, with all that we have achieved, have we yet reached the larger objective Lincoln envisioned for us, as a functional democracy in the 21st century

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The Takeaway

For the Love of Lincoln

Friday, November 09, 2012

With the new Steven Spielberg biopic "Lincoln," Louis CK’s Abe Lincoln parody for Saturday Night Live, the big budget summer release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," lots of new Lincoln books, and the 150th anniversary of the civil war, it seems the 16th president is hotter than ever. Is he? Or has he always been on fire? James Cornelius, a museum curator, and Maira Kalman, an author, explain.

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