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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dick Cavett; Writers on NYC; and the High Cost of Torture

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The financial cost of the CIA's torture program; Dick Cavett; investigations into police misconduct; and the Library Awards series continues with writers Sari Botton and Alexander Chee.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Cross Examining Dick Cheney, Elizabeth Warren Takes on Dems, and The Best & Worst Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Takeaway hears from a Guantánamo Bay defense attorney, we find out why Sen. Warren is fighting with Democrats, and we get a vocabulary lesson on awful business jargon.

The Takeaway

The CIA Torture Report: Your Conversation

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Listeners in The Takeaway community reached out to share their thoughts and opinions on the newly released Senate report on CIA torture. 

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The Takeaway

It's Terrifyingly Easy to Be an Armed Security Guard

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A new investigation into the armed security guard industry finds that applicants face little scrutiny and few training hours before they're on patrol.

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The Takeaway

Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Torture, Drones, Surveillance... And Civil Liberties

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Director of the ACLU's National Security Project looks at the new Senate Report on torture in interrogation, as well as President Obama’s war legacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Digging Into the Senate's Scathing Torture Report

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A former CIA agent who says he personally interrogated Al-Qaida members discusses the interrogation techniques detailed in the report, from "water dousing" to "walling."

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The Takeaway

Torture Report: Past Mistakes & Future Prosecutions?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The CIA went out of is way to lie to the White House and Congress about the intelligence derived from torture, and the level of violence inflicted on detainees, among other things.

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The Takeaway

How the Supreme Court Became an 'Echo Chamber'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An new investigation finds that a small, elite group of attorneys are increasingly more likely to have their cases heard before the Supreme Court. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Torture & The Law - Justifying the Unjustifiable

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Takeaway explores the Senate's report on CIA torture.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Magazines; Media in Liberia; The Senate Reports on the CIA

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On the Media is back from Liberia; more on the Senate’s torture report; Time's 'person of the year'; mass resignations at The New Republic; and how the web affects typeface choice.

WNYC News

Post-Garner, Albany Considers Criminal Justice Reforms

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
Democratic-led reforms could face GOP pushback.

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WNYC News

Bratton Says No Mass Arrests for Nightly Garner Protesters

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

As protests continue in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there won't be mass arrests.

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The Takeaway

ACLU Director: Prosecute or Pardon Bush for CIA Torture

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The ACLU executive director says that President Obama should prosecute or pardon President Bush and members of his administration to establish, with finality, that torture is illegal.

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The Takeaway

The CIA Torture Report: A 'Gut Check Moment' for U.S. Democracy

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The report, which includes several disturbing findings, finds that "the interrogations of CIA detainees were brutal and far worse than the CIA represented to policymakers and others."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Torture Report Is Out

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The long-delayed Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush era "enhanced interrogation techniques" has been released. So what's in it?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Was Chuck Schumer Thinking?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Maybe you think he's Judas Schumer; maybe you think he's right. But as the Democrats enter the twilight of their Senate majority, Sen. Chuck Schumer went after Obamacare. Here's why.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Bogged Down With Too Many Cranberries

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The holiday season is the golden hour for cranberries. But this year there are a few too many berries for Americans to consume.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Real Cost of the Cigarette Tax

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Does New York's high cigarette tax achieve its purpose or run contrary to it?

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The Takeaway

South Africa 'Devastated' by Hostage Death

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A look at how a failed rescue mission in Yemen left a South African teacher, who was set to be released, dead hours before gaining his freedom.

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