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StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa

Monday, January 12, 2015

Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Neither War Nor Peace

Friday, January 09, 2015

What it means to be in between war and peace as the post-9/11 wars wind down and other battles begin.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Loss of Transparency in the Military, and the Rise of Secret Warfare

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Journalist and lawyer Scott Horton explores the role of secrecy in American politics in his new book Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Perils of Groupthink: In the Military, Private Companies, and The Stock Market

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Scott Horton on secrecy in the military. Cass Sunstein on making groups smarter. Ben Metcalf's debut novel. Barry Eichengreen on The Great Depression and The Great Recession.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Military Deserves Serious Scrutiny, Not Empty Praise

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

James Fallows critiques the current relationship between military and civilian Americans as we drift in and out of perpetual combat.

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The Takeaway

Our Loved And Estranged American Armies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Americans love and revere our armed service members. But the military makes up less than 1% of the population, and it's become poorly understood by the public and political leaders.

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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.

Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voic​​es Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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The Takeaway

Calls For Reform As Military Sexual Violence Persists

Friday, December 05, 2014

A Pentagon report released this week shows that 62 percent of people who reported sexual assault or rape in the military were retaliated against.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Race and Criminal Justice, The Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis, and A New Gilded Age

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores racial justice in America, we have an update on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and a look at economic recovery for average Americans.

WNYC News

Two Transgender Veterans Win Right to Change Names on US Army Records

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Army veterans Nicolas and Jennifer from New Jersey have won the right to change their names on key U.S. Army records to reflect their new genders. 

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The Takeaway

A New Secretary of Defense, a New Military Strategy?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comes as America's war strategy in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan is in the midst of total upheaval.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Takeaway explores the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, and we also examine the implications of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's departure.

The Takeaway

Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: Remembering Those Who Serve

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, The Takeaway offers our thanks and appreciation to all of the men and women who have served our country, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in wars past.

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Specials

Beyond The Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special

Thursday, November 06, 2014

This Veteran's Day, we're thanking our men and women in uniform for their service by listening to their stories. 

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Specials

Breaking Ground: Military Children

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Over 4 million children have parents who have served, or are currently serving, in the U.S. military. In this special: how our nation's youngest are affected by deployment and war.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 400: Still a Superwoman

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Trista Matascastillo speaks with her husband, Army 1st Sergeant Hector Matascastillo, about being sexually assaulted when she was in the Navy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Writing the Book on Counterinsurgency in War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, recounts his experience on the battlefield in Iraq and talks about crafting the army's new manual on counterinsurgency, shaping our course in Iraq.

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