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Despite Drought, California Officials Ignore Water Regulations

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

In the midst of California's drought, a new investigation finds that some of the officials behind the local water restrictions are profligate water users.

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WNYC News

Lawmaker: Bratton Should Lead Secret Service

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

California Congresswoman Janice Hahn said Monday that Bratton would be the "perfect pick" to take over the troubled agency.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Lyndon Johnson reacts to the Walter Jenkins incident, 1964

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

50 years ago, presidential aide Walter Jenkins was arrested for having sex with a man in a YMCA bathroom, just weeks before the 1964 presidential election. Hear a clip of LBJ's reaction.
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The Takeaway

Sen. Schumer: Ebola Screenings Needed Now at U.S. Airports

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Ebola remains a top national security priority, especially for lawmakers like Sen. Chuck Schumer. He's calling for increased measures to fight the disease both at home and abroad.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Religious Freedom, California's Drought, and A Vet's Trip From the Battlefield to the Football Field

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Takeaway explores a case of religious freedom before the Supreme Court, water regulations and California's drought, and a U.S. veteran's transition to college athlete. 

The Takeaway

Retro Report: MLB Player Curt Flood Paved the Way for Free Agency

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Retro Report team looks back at the 1970 lawsuit filed by St. Louis Cardinals player Curt Flood, who changed the course of professional sports.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Home-Cooking, Hollywood Horror, and Great Ideas

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Anthony Bourdain, #BL25 HIV/AIDS in 1992, The NY Fed Tapes

Friday, October 03, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Anthony Bourdain on the Bronx, our #BL25 series look at the HIV/AIDS crisis, and tapes from the NY Fed.
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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of Oct. 3, 2014

Friday, October 03, 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

Dallas Mayor Faces Tough Questions Over Ebola

Friday, October 03, 2014

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings explains why there has been a delay in cleaning and sanitizing the apartment where Thomas Duncan stayed for four days before he went to the hospital.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, October 03, 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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The Takeaway

As Ebola Spreads, New Drug Offers Hope

Friday, October 03, 2014

There is some good news in the fight against Ebola: A promising Ebola-treatment drug made with the help of genetically engineered tobacco plants. 

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On The Media

The Splintering Image of the Secret Service

Friday, October 03, 2014

In light of the revelations of major security lapses at the White House, Brooke examines the crumbling image of the Secret Service.

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On The Media

Gary Webb and the CIA

Friday, October 03, 2014

In 1996, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published a series of articles that connected the CIA, the Contra rebels in Nicaragua, and the exploding crack trade in Los Angeles. 

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Money Talking

Lehman Brothers Didn't Have to Go Bankrupt

Friday, October 03, 2014

Six years after filing for bankruptcy and igniting the financial crisis, new reporting suggests the government could have bailed out the bank and saved it. 

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On The Media

Nothing But The Truth

Friday, October 03, 2014

The splintering image of the Secret Service, why rumors are more interesting than fact, and an atheist tome for kids.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Future Projections: Rep. Steve Israel; Gail Collins

Friday, October 03, 2014

Gail Collins; Rep. Steve Israel on the midterm elections; one take on why people in poverty sometimes make poor decisions; and a guide to what to do to celebrate fall in the city.  

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Challenges in Dallas Response to Ebola, Small Inventions with Major Impacts, and Five Things to See Online

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Takeaway explores the difficulty coordinating the Dallas response to Ebola, how air conditioning and timetables changed the world, and five things you had to see online this week. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Mid 1990s Ruled

Friday, October 03, 2014

But who gets to take credit for the prosperity of the era—Bill Clinton or Rudy Giuliani? Gail Collins, who covered them both from the early 1990s, revisits the impact of each leader.

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Transportation Nation

Closing Hudson River Amtrak Tunnels 'Can't Be Done,' Despite Damage

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Amtrak is recommending that four Sandy-damaged tunnels on the East River be closed for repairs, one by one. But not the Hudson tunnels. The consequences for that would be catastrophic.
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