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Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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Mediterranean Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries are risking death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, hundreds drowned in a fatal shipwreck.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Danger in The Mediterranean, The Sounds of Liberation, and A New Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores the Mediterranean refugee crisis, criminal justice reform in Georgia, and new work about Ada Lovelace.

WNYC News

New Study Looks at 9/11 Health Effects on EMS Workers

Friday, April 17, 2015

EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center are suffering from chronic digestive problems, difficulty breathing problems and depression. 

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WNYC News

Vatican Ends Investigation of American Nun Group

Friday, April 17, 2015

Is this savvy public relations from the so-called "Cool Pope" or a step toward real change?

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Oklahoma City: 20 Years of Healing Continues

Friday, April 17, 2015

This weekend, the nation will pause to remember a dark moment in American history: The Oklahoma City Bombing, which took place 20 years ago this Sunday.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

A puppet plays Rush, Esquire unearthed an outrageous 1991 commercial for the Sizzler restaurant chain, and a Frenchman draws the space between buildings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Child Support Becomes a 'Debtor’s Prison'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Estimates put the number of people incarcerated for unpaid child support at roughly 50,000, and this disproportionately affects African-American men.

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Today's Takeaways: Fighting Boko Haram, Remembering Oklahoma City, and Saving Songbirds

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Takeaway visits the front-lines of Nigeria, we remember the Oklahoma City Bombing, and Jonathan Franzen asks us to imagine a world without birds.

The Takeaway

Scientists Close In on Alzheimer's Cure

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Researchers at Duke University blocked the progression of memory loss in mice, and they hope to do the same for humans. 

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The Takeaway

Retracing a Journey From Saigon to San Francisco

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In April 1975, author Andrew Lam fled Saigon for San Francisco. Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, Lam reflects on his homeland and the formation of his American identity.

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The Takeaway

How Policing Changes When Everyone's Filming

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A quarter of police departments are already using body cameras or are starting to implement them, and that number is likely to grow. How do cameras change police-community relations? 

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Today's Takeaways: Filming the Police, Jane Goodall's Lifelong Work, A Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the state of technology and policing in America, Dr. Jane Goodall drops by to discuss her new film, and we cook up a recipe from IBM's supercomputer Watson.

WNYC News

Adjuncts and Other Workers Join Fast Food Movement for $15 Wage

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Organizers used Tax Day to expand their campaign for a higher minimum wage.

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The Takeaway

The Value of Childhood Freedom

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Neglect or nurture? A Maryland family's decision to "free-range" parent has set off a debate about parenting, risk, and the changing nature of childhood.

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Modi's Rise From Tea Seller to Prime Minister

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lance Price, author of "The Modi Effect," discusses Indian Prime Ministers Narendra Modi's rise from a humble chai-wallah tea seller to the leader of the world's largest democracy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie's Plans to Overhaul Social Security

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Christie's proposed overhaul to Social Security could have implications for 2016.

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WNYC News

Ex-NLF Player Aaron Hernandez Convicted of First-Degree Murder

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The conviction seals the downfall of the former New England Patriots star who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Track for Asia Trade?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Should we grant Obama the power to "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal?

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E.U. Regulators File Charges Against Google

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is Google really good at maps, search, video and aggregation? Or are they a monopoly destroying competitors? The E.U. says the tech giant is monopolistic. 

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