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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

News Quiz | Week of Dec. 05, 2014

Friday, December 05, 2014

Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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The Takeaway

Economic Forecast Is Bright, But Not for All

Friday, December 05, 2014

New job numbers for November are promising. The catch: we were in a really deep hole. To reach pre-recession numbers, more people still need to get hired and see their wages go up.

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The Takeaway

Round Table: Race & Criminal Justice

Friday, December 05, 2014

The decision not to indict in New York and Ferguson, and the shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, has left the nation grappling with race and criminal justice. 

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, December 05, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, producer with Studio 360 and and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena. 

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WNYC News

Why Can't We Know More About the Grand Jury Decision?

Friday, December 05, 2014

We were given very few facts about the grand jury proceedings in the death of Eric Garner. That's because New York keeps them secret.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Speaks on Garner Grand Jury Decision — A Day Later

Friday, December 05, 2014

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Critics say the governor should have spoken sooner.

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On The Media

Those Black Friday Numbers

Friday, December 05, 2014

Stories based on Black Friday consumer spending numbers are a holiday tradition. 

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On The Media

Cameras, Conservatives, Con Men, and More

Friday, December 05, 2014

On police body cameras, the conservative reaction to events in Ferguson, and the con men who charm the media. 

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.

On The Media

Conservatives on Ferguson

Friday, December 05, 2014

Bob speaks with reporter David Weigel about how conservative media talk about the shooting death of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson.

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WNYC News

Former Civil Rights Leader Debates Students on Garner Protests

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Many of the protesters who've taken to the streets over the death of Eric Garner have been students. And not all agree the protests are helpful.

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Studio 360

Did Seth Rogen Cause the Sony Pictures Cyber Attack?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

North Korea’s regime hates the new Seth Rogen movie. Did they hack Sony Pictures’ computer systems in retaliation?

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The Takeaway

Mapping the Way to a More Equal World

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Inequality isn't just about money. It's also about information. The lack of reliable data about developing countries makes things like development work and disaster relief much harder.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Next For Staten Island?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Following the grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case, what are the next steps for Staten Island's community? Bishop Victor A. Brown discusses the reaction to the decision.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No Criminal Charges for Cop in Eric Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A legal and a policing expert explains the next steps. And we hear your reactions.

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The Takeaway

Real Voices of Protest

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Eight WNYC reporters across town gathered reactions from New York residents about the grand jury's decision to not indict the NYPD officer that placed Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold.

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The Takeaway

America: A Place of Liberty and Justice for Some?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The death of Eric Garner and the failure to indict the NYPD officer who used a chokehold to restrain him is a painful reminder of the recent events in Ferguson.

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The Takeaway

Al Qaeda Group Holds American Journalist Hostage

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released a video of a man pleading for his life. The man in the video identifies himself as journalist Luke Somers.

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The Takeaway

Why the GOP Doesn't Want Another Shutdown

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The federal government’s funding expires on December 11th. House Speaker John Boehner wants to avoid a shutdown, but some hardliners are eager for a budget fight.

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