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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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The Takeaway

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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The Takeaway

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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The Takeaway

On Tax Day, Where's the Tax Reform?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You've either filed, are filing, or are filing an extension, but what if we had a deadline for Congress and the president for a comprehensive tax overhaul? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Social Security Overhaul; The Trans-Pacific Partnership; A Dollar Slice

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Christie's overhaul of Social Security; the Trans-Pacific Partnership; the Pope addresses the Armenian genocide; Times Square as an urban model; the history and evolution of pizza.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Sustainability, Childhood Freedom, and Composting Corpses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Takeaway explores new international goals on climate change and poverty, the debate over "free-range" parenting, and a new initiative to compost the dead.

The Takeaway

Congress & The Iran Deal: Set To Act or Acting Up?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Act, introduced today and co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez, would set limits on the Obama Administration's power to negotiate with Iran. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drilling for Water in California

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

As cities face mandatory cuts in water use, farmers drill wells at a frantic pace to save millions of pounds of thirsty crops like tomatoes and almonds.

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The Takeaway

Frida Kahlo's Unpublished Love Letters For Sale

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This Wednesday, a New York auction house will put 25 love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo up for sale.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Story and Substance Behind Marco Rubio

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A first generation son of a bartender, Sen. Rubio hopes to appeal beyond a conservative base in the 2016 election. What would his ideas on the role of government mean for most Americans?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Progressives and the Presidential Candidates

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The head of the Working Families Party and the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee discuss decisive issues for 2016 candidates.

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The Takeaway

Amy Speace on Life as a Working-Class Musician

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Musician Amy Speace has adopted East Nashville, Tennessee as her hometown. And for many artists like her, the financial burdens imposed by the calling of a craft have been challenging.

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The Takeaway

The ACA & Your Taxes: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thousands may face penalties this tax season for not enrolling in health insurance. Many others will owe money or receive refunds. Like all things with taxes, it's complicated.

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The Takeaway

Sen. Marco Rubio Announces Run for President

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The GOP pool of presidential candidates keeps growing bigger, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio being the latest Republican politician to throw his hat into the ring.

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WNYC News

WNYC + Friends Up For Webby Awards. Vote Now!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Webbys are like the Oscars of the Internet, and we're up for two of them -- for our Bodega Cats video series and for the WNYC app. Help public radio take on the Internet!

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