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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republicans Divided

Friday, April 03, 2015

The New Yorker's Amy Davidson discusses the divide between the pro-business and social conservative wings of the GOP in the wake of the uproar over the "religious freedom" laws.  

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The Takeaway

Goodbye Homework, Hello Playtime

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As another elementary school abolishes homework, a debate is reignited over whether young students benefit from homework. 

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The Takeaway

The Clinton Email Scandal: All About Benghazi?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Clinton's use of a private email address to conduct official government business has drawn the ire of Republicans who have been investigating the attack on Benghazi.

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The Takeaway

Former DHS Chief to GOP: You've Picked The Wrong Battle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tom Ridge, the nation's first director of Homeland Security, urges members of Congress to pass a clean bill and keep DHS funded.  

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.

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The Takeaway

A Best in Show Beagle and Plenty of #WestminsterRejects

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

At this year's Westminster dog show there were nearly 3,000 entrants, but only one winner: A beagle named Miss P. Listeners like you have also been sharing photos of your own pups.

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The Takeaway

Unemployment: A Life Sentence For Ex-Offenders

Friday, February 06, 2015

While support grows for ban the box, some activists argue that banning the box isn’t enough to help ex-offenders get and retain work.

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The Takeaway

Hit That Track: Listening Back to The Origins of Recorded Sound

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian allows us to hear Alexander Graham Bell's earliest sound recordings for the first time. 

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The Takeaway

Obama's Body Man

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In photos of the president from 2007 to 2011, there's someone next to him without an earpiece or Secret Service shades. Reggie Love tells us what it was like to be Obama's personal aide.

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The Takeaway

A Nobel Prize Winner's Fight to End Child Labor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Human rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, has had his bones broken and his life threatened by adversaries during his struggle to end child slavery.  

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The Takeaway

Guns, War & Hollywood: Why 'American Sniper' is a Box Office Hit

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The new Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper” has surpassed all box office expectations. How does its success speak to the state of America today?

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The Takeaway

The CentCom Hack & The Age of Cybervandalism

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

U.S. Central Command, also known as CentCom, is responsible for U.S. military affairs in the Middle East. Yesterday their social media accounts were attacked by a group claiming be ISIS.

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The Takeaway

Waiting For Justice in Boston

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The second phase of selecting a jury in the federal trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gets underway this week. 

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The Takeaway

Obama Pushes For Free Community College for Millions

Monday, January 12, 2015

On Friday, President Obama announced a new proposal to make community college free for millions of students. We explore the president's initiative, and a similar program in Tennessee. 

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The Takeaway

Dirt Doesn't Hurt

Thursday, January 08, 2015

About 2 million Americans a year are infected with drug-resistant bacteria, but researchers have high hopes for a new antibiotic that uses bacteria found in our soils.

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On Being

Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything [remix]

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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On Being

[Unedited] Gordon Hempton with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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The Takeaway

Torture & The Law: Justifying the Unjustifiable

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We already have the legal framework for preventing torture, but it hasn't worked. We explore what new policies should be put in place, and the ways existing policies can be enforced.

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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

Ferguson & Gov. Jay Nixon's Leadership Crisis

Thursday, November 20, 2014

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal represents an area that includes Ferguson, Missouri. She says that Gov. Jay Nixon is mishandling the growing crisis at the center of his state.

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