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The Brian Lehrer Show

National Political Round-Up

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine columnist, rounds up the post-midterms national political news, plus the Supreme Court's decision to weigh in on ACA subsidies.

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The Takeaway

The Politics of Playing Football

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Who plays and doesn't play football is an increasingly partisan issue, according to a new column by The New York Times' David Leonhardt.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 398: His Other Family

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shirley Parrello speaks with former Marine Sergeant Kevin Powell, who was with her son Lance Corporal Brian Parrello when he was killed in Iraq in 2004.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 396: Pray for Me

Friday, October 17, 2014

Paul Braun, a Sergeant with the Minnesota Army National Guard, and his interpreter, Philip, remember working together in Iraq.

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The Takeaway

The Struggles of Greeting a New America

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The impact of major changes underway in our country’s racial and ethnic makeup is explored in a new documentary series that debuts tonight.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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The Takeaway

Latest Medicine on Prescription Pads: Outdoor Play

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a pilot program called “Outdoors Rx,” doctors write prescriptions for kids to participate in outdoor activities, in an effort to promote better health and prevent chronic illness.

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The Takeaway

Court Ruling Shakes Up Fate of Death Penalty

Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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The Takeaway

Inside the World's Only Undersea Lab

Monday, July 07, 2014

Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau recently wrapped up his record-breaking underwater expedition, Mission 31. Cousteau lived and worked more than sixty feet underwater for 31 days aboard the world’s only undersea laboratory: the Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. Cousteau’s mission honored the pioneering work of his famous grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, who led a similar undersea expedition 50 years ago aboard another underwater habitat called Conshelf II, in the Red Sea. 

 

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The Takeaway

The Assassination That Changed The World

Friday, June 27, 2014

Although a century has passed since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fatally shot and WWI was triggered, we’re still grappling with the consequences today. How one death irrevocably changed the nature of conflict, peace, and international relations.  

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who are the winners and losers in a Juncker presidency?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Who are the winners and losers in a Juncker presidency?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fallout from the European elections

Monday, May 26, 2014

The fallout from the European elections

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

EU elections - the populists are coming

Thursday, May 15, 2014

EU elections - the populists are coming

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The Takeaway

Saving Classical Music With House Parties

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A Boston-based startup is trying to attract 20-somethings to classical music. Groupmuse offers students and young professionals a chance to listen to live classical music performances in relaxed house party settings, including their own homes.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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The Takeaway

Tufts Marathoners Finish What They Started

Monday, April 14, 2014

36,000 athletes will compete in this year’s Boston Marathon. The Takeaway talks with the director of the Tufts Marathon Team and one of the runners who is coming back this year to finish what she started.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

America in Afghanistan since 2001

Monday, April 07, 2014

Carlotta Gall talks about reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan since shortly after 9/11 and gives a sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood and could not truly engage. Her book The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, combines personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of ordinary Afghanis who have endured war for more than a decade.

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On The Media

#20 - Silence

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Update: Vulfpeck received an email from Spotify asking the band to remove "Sleepify" from Spotify. See our update here.

A band called Vulfpeck has asked fans to stream an entire album of silence on Spotify while they sleep, so the band can use the royalties to tour without charging for their shows. So far, the scheme has worked. We talk to Vulfpeck's Jack Stratton about hustling as a musician on the internet.

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The Takeaway

The Hard Reality of the Cost of College

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It’s college admissions season and high school seniors are figuring out which schools they want to attend—and if they can afford to go to them. What students can do to improve their financial literacy and limit their debt.

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