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'Oregon Trail' Creator on The Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

15 finalists have been selected for The Video Game Hall of Fame. Don Rawitsch, creator of "The Oregon Trail," discusses his legendary game, which is nominated for Hall of Fame status.

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The Takeaway

Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

All Things Considered

Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The professional fate of Brian Williams remains up in the air after a scandal led to his six month suspension as chief anchor of NBC News. What path could lead him back to the anchor's chair?

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Radiolab

Sight Unseen

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario captured something that happens all the time but few of us get to see, a soldier fatally wounded on the battlefield. 
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Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

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All Things Considered

Authors Criticize Pen America's Decision To Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Survivors

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some prominent authors are critical of the PEN American Center's decision to honor Charlie Hebdo staffers, saying the magazine denigrated the oppressed French Muslim population.

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PRI's The World

Why you won’t see Ho Chi Minh City appear in this newspaper in California

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, but at this small Vietnamese-language newspaper in California, a war of words continues.

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Fresh Air

From TED Talks To Taco Bell, Abuzz With Silicon Valley-Style 'Disruption'

Monday, April 27, 2015

Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. "Disrupt" may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Judith Miller on Iraq, WMDs, and Going to Jail to Protect a Source

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Judith Miller discusses her career at The New York Times, including her controversial reporting on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. 

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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Monday, April 27, 2015

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Mistakes, Missteps, and Mediocrity

Monday, April 27, 2015

Judith Miller on her mistakes. The filmmaker "Wild Bill" Wellman. Maria Bello on life's unexpected twists. Why Amtrak remains a model of mediocrity.

There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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TED Radio Hour

Why Are Social Causes Easy To Launch But Hard To Win?

Friday, April 24, 2015

These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufekci. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Smugglers at Sea, Questions of Consent, and Immigrants in a New World

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the migrant crisis in Mediterranean through a new lens, we discuss a sexual consent case involving a woman with Alzheimer's, and we remember the Armenian genocide.

On The Media

Our Technicolor Eye in the Sky

Friday, April 24, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope’s launch, its vivid images of cosmic formations color our imaginings of space.

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On The Media

Narratives of Migration

Friday, April 24, 2015

The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean brings this year's death toll to an estimated 1,750. But popular response to the tragedy, especially in the UK, has been mixed. 

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