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Ballpark Figures: The Unsung Heroes of Baseball

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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On The Media

Rolling Stone's Fallout at UVA

Friday, April 10, 2015

Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, tallies the damage done by the Rolling Stone story, "A Rape on Campus."

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The Takeaway

School Discipline: When Local Police Call the Shots

Friday, April 10, 2015

An investigation from the Center for Public Integrity finds that schools refer racial minorities and students with disabilities to police at rates much higher than their white peers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bystander Videos as Check on Police

Friday, April 10, 2015

A look at the effect of bystander videos on police shootings, as seen in South Carolina where a video recently resulted in a murder charge for the officer.

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The Takeaway

Tornado Rips Through Northern Illinois

Friday, April 10, 2015

One person has reportedly been killed, and small towns like Fairdale suffered significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

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The Takeaway

How the NRA Twisted Gun Science and Silenced Researchers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the early '90s, CDC research showed that households with a gun had higher rates of violent deaths. The NRA questioned the science and worked to cover it up.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

WNYC News

Should the Officer in South Carolina Have Done More to Save Walter Scott's Life?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The officer in South Carolina handcuffed the dying man, but he didn't appear to try to help. 

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The Takeaway

Pentagon's Costly Gamble Led to $10 Billion Flop

Thursday, April 09, 2015

LA Times investigative journalist David Willman reveals a $10 billion defense failure in his investigation into the Pentagon's missile defense programs.

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The Takeaway

Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the last 30 years, researches have documented a widening survival divide between black and white women with breast cancer.  Three African American women share their stories.
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The Takeaway

ISIS Propaganda, Now Available in English

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has launched a series of English-language broadcasts on the al-Bayan radio network. 

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The Takeaway

Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the past 30 years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Three African American women share their stories.
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The Takeaway

The Fate of The Boston Bomber: Bostonians Will Have Their Say

Thursday, April 09, 2015

After being found guilty on 30 counts, Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may now face the death penalty. That process begins next week, and it will be up to the jury to decide.

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The Takeaway

Life Inside a City Under Siege by ISIS

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province, faces water shortages, no electricity and daily bombardment by ISIS mortars. Vice News looks at how the city of 200,000 is fighting back. 

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The Takeaway

Former Clinton Drug Czar on The Fight Between Science and Politics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gen. Barry McCaffrey weighs in on the behind the scenes jockeying over a scientific report on drug policy. He says science can easily get distorted when political agendas are at stake.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Blood Brothers: Sibling Influence in Crime

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty for his role in the Boston bombing, despite his lawyer's argument that he was influenced by his older brother Tamerlan. Why didn't that angle work?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Malcolm Gladwell; Tsarnaev's Guilty Verdict; Elections in Ferguson

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell on why the underdog sometimes has the upper hand; Tsarnaev's guilty verdict; Ferguson's city council elections; and a doctor reflects on his first year in medicine.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, Costly Gambles, and Evolving Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Takeaway looks at new strategies being pursued by ISIS, an investigative report into Pentagon spending after 9/11, and the way our values change with the economy.

WNYC News

Four Men Plead Not Guilty in ISIS Plot

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The fundraising was "tantamount to providing money to slaughter innocent victims," Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Solomon told the judge.

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The Takeaway

Tsarnaev Found Guilty in Boston Bombing Trial

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The jury, which found him guilty on all 30 counts, deliberated for just under 12 hours.

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