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Meet the Clerk Who Started the Same-Sex Marriage Revolution

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clela Rorex wasn't trying to be revolutionary when she issued marriage licenses to six same-sex couples in Boulder, Colorado in 1975. But her decision shook the country to its core.

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U.S. May Lift Ban on Paying Ransoms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior officials say a White House-ordered advisory board will recommend lifting the ban on paying ransoms for U.S. hostages held overseas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hillary Clinton's Cash Flows

Monday, April 27, 2015

New York Times reporter Mike McIntire discusses the news that Hillary Clinton approved a deal with a Russian uranium company that also donated money to the Clinton Foundation. 

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The Takeaway

Searching for Hope Amid Disaster in Nepal

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 3,500 people are dead and 6,500 injured after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

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Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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The Takeaway

Nepal: How You Can Help

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 3,500 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitued earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday afternoon. Here are seven vetted nonprofits that are working to provide relief in Nepal.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

The Takeaway

Listeners Share Odes to Their Zip Codes

Monday, April 27, 2015

Listeners from Clarkdale, Arizona to St. Louis, Missouri, share poems inspired by their ZIP codes.

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WNYC News

Bharara Warns of Looming Cyber Security Threat

Friday, April 24, 2015

In an unlikely speech before a gathering of urban planners, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara cited cyber-terrorism as the greatest threat to the nation.

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The Takeaway

The Armenian Genocide: Two Friends Break Decades of Silence

Friday, April 24, 2015

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry grew up next to an Armenian family. Though decades have passed, he discusses the genocide with his childhood friend for the first time.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Presidential Apology

Friday, April 24, 2015

An analysis of President Obama's personal apology and the impact of US-led drone warfare in Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Unravels

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comcast is walking away from its plans to take over Time Warner for $45 billion.

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The Takeaway

Time to Rethink The U.S. Drone Program?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Americans have been victims of drone strikes since President Bush implemented the program in 2002. Is it time to rethink the U.S. drone program? 

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WNYC News

First-Time Director Works To Uncover the Truth About Tasers

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tasers were thought to be the perfect non-lethal weapon, but a new film explores whether they're too good to be true.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Smugglers at Sea, Questions of Consent, and Immigrants in a New World

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the migrant crisis in Mediterranean through a new lens, we discuss a sexual consent case involving a woman with Alzheimer's, and we remember the Armenian genocide.

Money Talking

Bankers' Misbehavior Might be a Matter of Culture

Friday, April 24, 2015

Deutsche Bank joins the ranks of banks punished for manipulating interest rates. A new study suggests Wall Street culture might be to blame.

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The Takeaway

White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.

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The Takeaway

Bourbon Heist Reveals Industry of Illusion

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A series of bourbon and whiskey thefts have shook Kentucky. But one expert says the smuggling ring—which almost got away with $100,000 in spirits—tells us a lot about the industry.

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The Takeaway

Obama Wants to Fast-Track the Biggest Trade Deal in 20 Years

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Most of President Obama's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership has come from the GOP and big business. Democrats and others say it would drive wages down and encourage outsourcing. 

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WNYC News

Loretta Lynch Heads for Confirmation as Attorney General

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lynch is expected to win approval with the support of all Democrats and at least five Republicans in the vote set for Thursday.

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