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The Takeaway

Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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WNYC News

Snow Ending, but Rain Possible for Buffalo

Friday, November 21, 2014

The looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of flood.

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Money Talking

Congress' Unfinished Business: Terrorism Insurance

Friday, November 21, 2014

Real estate and insurance companies worry the lame-duck Congress will fail to re-authorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it expires on December 31.

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On The Media

Cosby Coverage

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates about a 2008 magazine piece he wrote about Bill Cosby. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing America, a Brewing Revolution, and Fighting Rape Culture

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Takeaway looks at President Obama's action on immigration, a look at the violent protests in Mexico, and the allegations of sexual assault facing comedian Bill Cosby. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration Changes; Navy Yard Upgrade; and Subway Manners

Friday, November 21, 2014

Major immigration changes; Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; a look at why drivers are rarely found to be at fault when they hit pedestrians; subway manners; and stories of the GM building.

On The Media

Hijacked Narratives, Coates on Cosby, George Takei and More

Friday, November 21, 2014

How media narratives have irreversible effects, a prominent journalist describes his editorial regret regarding the Bill Cosby rape allegations, and a conversation with George Takei.

Studio 360

The Ballad of a Failed State

Friday, November 21, 2014

For decades, Mexican culture has celebrated the exploits of drug traffickers in songs known as narcocorridos. With the drug war become ever more violent, the songs have followed suit.

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WNYC News

Obama's Speech Leaves Immigrants Cheering and Yearning

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged the GOP to focus their actions on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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The Takeaway

Prepare For a Presidential Push on Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Up to four million undocumented immigrants may soon get a reprieve from deportation under the president's plan. Hear Obama's speech tonight at 8 PM on WNYC.

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The Takeaway

Forget Eggs—The NYT Gets Grape Salad on Its Face

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Times assigned each state a Thanksgiving recipe—Minnesota unfortunately landed “grape salad.” Why do New Yorkers have such a hard time understanding the food of the Midwest?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Still Smokes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

While 18 to 20 percent of Americans still smoke, a professor of public health says it's considered embarrassing among more educated people, and the majority of smokers are lower income.

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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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The Takeaway

A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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Money Talking

When That Dirty Rotten Performance Review Is...Right

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We all want feedback, but when it's a deluge of negativity, that doesn't mean your boss is an idiot. Take a moment. Breathe. And find the coaching hidden in the criticism.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Test of Powers, A Genius Filmmaker, and A Battle Against Dude Culture

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Takeaway explores President Obama's anticipated announcement on immigration, we remember iconic director Mike Nichols, and we explore the sexist scandal surrounding Uber.

The Takeaway

Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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WNYC News

Sharpton on "High Alert" for Ferguson Decision

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton says demonstrators in 21 cities will hold vigils to pressure the DOJ to open a criminal investigation into Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown.

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WNYC News

Massive Snowstorm Hits Buffalo Area

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The record-setting snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in less than 24 hours, and forecasters say more is coming.

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The Takeaway

The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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