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The Pilotless Plane: The Future of Air Travel?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In the aftermath of the Germanwings plane crash, some aviation experts say one way to prevent such a tragedy is to do away with pilots altogether.

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The Takeaway

Political Science: Where Evidence & Ideology Collide

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Plenty of politicians say they're not scientists. But when politics bumps up against science, there are consequences for all of us.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Politics and Science Clash, Sausage Racers, and Pilotless Planes

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Takeaway launches a new series on the intersection politics and science, we chat with one unsung baseball hero, and we look at the future of air travel.

The Takeaway

From Iraqi Official to ISIS Leader

Monday, April 06, 2015

Former Iraqi officials who were once loyal to Saddam Hussein have found a seat at the table behind the scenes with ISIS.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

California's Water Problem

Monday, April 06, 2015

Environmental reporter Mark Hertsgaard discusses the drought in California, and how misguided water and agriculture policies have contributed to the state's environmental problems.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

President Obama and the Iran Deal

Monday, April 06, 2015

Edward-Isaac Dovere, a senior White House reporter for Politico, discusses the latest on the Iran deal and other important politics you may have missed over the weekend.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Giant Snakes, Baseball Heroes, and Laptop Bans

Monday, April 06, 2015

The Takeaway explores the latest Retro Report documentary short, we pay tribute to the unsung heroes of baseball, and we explore the art of note taking. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Investigating Supplements; An AA Critique; the End of 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 06, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the supplements industry; more on the Iran deal; California's drought; a critique of AA and the beginning of the end of "Mad Men."

The Takeaway

Poetry Contest: Write An Ode to Your ZIP Code

Monday, April 06, 2015

We’re asking you to memorialize your federally appointed numerical designation by writing a poem about your ZIP code. 

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: ZIP Code Decode - Mapping America's Health

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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The Takeaway

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Former Hostage Speaks Out

Friday, April 03, 2015

Don Cooke was one of the 52 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for 444 days. Today on The Takeaway, he shares his unique perspective on the Iranian nuclear deal.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Job Creation Slows in March

Friday, April 03, 2015

After months of robust job creation, the U.S. economy added just 126,000 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That's the smallest gain in hiring since December 2013.

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The Takeaway

The Nuclear Agreement: Reactions From Capitol Hill and Tehran

Friday, April 03, 2015

History was made yesterday when six world powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran laid the foundation for a multi-decade nuclear energy agreement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republicans Divided

Friday, April 03, 2015

The New Yorker's Amy Davidson discusses the divide between the pro-business and social conservative wings of the GOP in the wake of the uproar over the "religious freedom" laws.  

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The Takeaway

In Navajo Nation, Health Care is Like Pulling Teeth

Friday, April 03, 2015

Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, but local dentist Darrin Blackman wants to change that. 

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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WNYC News

New York Boy Scouts Hire Nation's First Openly Gay Leader

Friday, April 03, 2015

The move stands as a direct challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

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Money Talking

Why Walmart Fought for LGBT Rights

Friday, April 03, 2015

CEOs from Fortune 500 companies were among the first to denounce recent religious freedom laws.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Historic Nuclear Deal, Navajo Health, and The Literature of Mad Men

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Takeaway explores the historic Iranian nuclear energy deal, we take a trip to the Navajo Nation, and we get a 1960s cultural lesson.

WNYC News

Two Queens Women Are Accused of Trying to Build a Bomb

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Federal investigators said the women were gathering components for explosives.

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