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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: The Internet's Best TV Show Heads to HBO

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Until recently, "High Maintenance" was the finest TV made for the internet, but now it's heading to HBO. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss taking their show to new heights.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Brooks; Marijuana Business Lessons; The New Whitney

Monday, April 20, 2015

New York Times columnist David Brooks; a preview of the new Whitney Museum; your great downtowns and a marijuana entrepreneur shares the lessons he's learned in the legal pot business.

The Takeaway

A Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Monday, March 16, 2015

According to the DEA, marijuana is one of the "most dangerous drugs." But a new Senate bill would change that perception and help thousands of people who rely on it for medical reasons.

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WNYC News

'High Maintenance' Fans, Exhale! New Episodes Released

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The creators of 'High Maintenance' said the stories are inspired by their own lives.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: A Year of Legal Weed; Climate Records & Trends; Search for a Bully

Friday, January 23, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: a two-part convo on legal weed, the difference between warming records and trends, a 20-year search for a bully.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

There Are Only So Many Ways to Describe the Color Green

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

For one year now, Colorado has had legal marijuana—and a pot critic, who reviews strands for The Denver Post. He describes his job, and we speak to a NY Senator pushing for legalization.

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The Takeaway

A Year Of Marijuana Reform Gives Hope For Future

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cannabis decriminalization and legalization ballot initiatives had an almost 100% success rate this year. After a euphoric 2014, cannabis reformists are looking ahead to 2015 and beyond.

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The Takeaway

The Rise Of Marijuana Gourmet Food

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As states across the country reconsider their marijuana policies, even gourmet chefs are cashing in on edibles.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Our Loved And Estranged Military, The Immune Booster Myth, And Cannabis Delicacies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Takeaway looks at how the American public reveres our armed service members but understand them and war poorly, the myth of immune supplements, and the rise of gourmet weed edibles.

Freakonomics Radio

What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Imagine that both substances were undiscovered until today. How would we think about their relative risks?

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Internet's best TV show is sort of about pot. Don't check your email on vacation. An app can't give you great abs. These are a few of the week's most popular stories in one playlist.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: High Maintenance: The Internet's Best TV Show

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair don’t recall how the idea for High Maintenance came to them. Considering the show’s subject matter, that’s to be expected.
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WNYC News

A Guide to NYC's New Pot Policy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sure a citation is better than being cuffed, but possession of a "controlled substance" still comes with penalties.    

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Multitudinous States Incarnadine Edition

Friday, November 07, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the results of the midterm elections, what's next for both parties, and the trend in ballot initiatives.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Pot and Oil in Washington, a Star-Studded Film, and Obituaries Set to Music

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Takeaway explores the future of marijuana laws and the Keystone XL pipeline, a new film starring Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, and Kal Penn, and a new album inspired by obituaries.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The 2014 Midterm Election - Your Conversation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores the results of the 2014 midterm elections and what it means for the future of American politics.

The Takeaway

Secrets Revealed in the Race for Oregon Governor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oregonians will vote this November on whether to send their governor back to office for an unprecedented fourth term. 

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WNYC News

NY Senators Ask Feds To Allow Marijuana Imports

Monday, September 29, 2014

Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said there's evidence marijuana may help 60,000 epileptic New Yorkers who aren't responding to conventional treatments.

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The Takeaway

Police Chief: Marijuana-Related Crimes on the Rise

Thursday, July 31, 2014

While The New York Times editorial board has enthusiastically endorsed legalizing marijuana across the country, not everyone is so sure. Communities neighboring states where the drug is now legal are increasingly worried about increases in marijuana-related crimes.

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The Takeaway

Is It Practical to Legalize Marijuana in America?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This week, The Takeaway's partner The New York Times launched "High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization."  Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor for The New York Times, explains why the paper took this stance.

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