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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Nepal Earthquake: One Week Check-In

Friday, May 01, 2015

Nepal says 6,204 people are known to have died in the 7.8-magnitude quake last week, and 13,932 were injured. But the fate of thousands more in many remote areas remains unknown. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mom of the Year; Food Truck Permits; Subway Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore's so-called "#MomOfTheYear;" reforming the food truck permit system; an update on Nepal's earthquake; when America became a Christian nation & subway adventures.

The Takeaway

Amid Crisis, Nepalis Turn to Buddhist Culture

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The death toll from last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 5,000. How does the Buddhist faith and culture help the Nepali people in a time of such suffering? 

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WNYC News

As Earthquake Death Toll Mounts Local Nepalese Figure Out Ways to Help

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New York City Nepalese community is urgently giving money, food and clothes to help earthquake victims. 

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The Takeaway

Searching for Hope Amid Disaster in Nepal

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 3,500 people are dead and 6,500 injured after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

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The Takeaway

Nepal: How You Can Help

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 3,500 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitued earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday afternoon. Here are seven vetted nonprofits that are working to provide relief in Nepal.

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WNYC News

Jackson Heights Vigil for Nepal Draws Hundreds

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung was among those who gathered in the Queens community to commemorate the earthquake victims and encourage donations.

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WNYC News

Local Nepalese Respond to Earthquake Back Home

Sunday, April 26, 2015

As aftershocks continued to rattle Nepal through Sunday, the Nepalese community in New York is morning the loss of loved ones and trying to raise money for families left without homes. 

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PRI's The World

What life is like for a construction worker in Abu Dhabi, through the eyes of an artist

Thursday, August 07, 2014

New York University, the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums all plan to open up branches in the Emirates. The structures that will house these cultural entities are being built by workers living and working in very difficult situations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Trouble on Everest

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Earlier this month, a tragic avalanche on Mount Everest killed 16 Sherpas, who are hired to guide Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer, senior editor at Outside magazine, and Nick Heil, digital editorial director at Outside, explain how the complicated politics and economics at play basically led to the cancellation of the 2014 climbing season.

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WNYC News

Sherpas Gather to Honor Everest Victims

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A prayer vigil in Elmhurst, Queens took place more than a week after a fatal avalanche.

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WNYC News

NYC Sherpas Mourn Those Killed on Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The largest community of Sherpas in America resides in Queens. For many of them, climbing dangerous mountains brings both glory and the constant fear of death.

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The Takeaway

After Tragedy, A Look Inside the Lives of Sherpas

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today, the Sherpa community mourns, after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 16 guides. Unless the Nepalese government meets certain demands, the Sherpas will strike.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pushpa Basnet, CNN Hero of the Year

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The 2012 CNN Hero of the Year Pushpa Basnet is an internationally lauded social worker and founder of the groundbreaking development center for children in her native Nepal who would otherwise grow up behind bars with their incarcerated parents. She’s also the subject of the award-winning documentary "Waiting For Mamu." She discusses her work, along with the documentary’s director, Thomas Morgan, and producer Angela Bernard Thomas.

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New Sounds

100 x John (dedicated to John Cage)

Thursday, January 03, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to but a few of the 100 compositions and sounds from a project called “100 x John, A Global Salute to John Cage,” featuring field recordings by composers and sound artists around the world. There is music made from the sounds that surround us, including the last town in Nepal before base camp on Mount Everest to stalactites in a cave, 700 meters underground in Serbia.  Hear a composition by Arsenije Jovanic, comprised of the sounds of stalactites struck by wooden drum sticks, pieces of stone, and the composer’s hands, recorded in a cave, 700 m under the earth in Eastern Serbia.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Lost Children of Nepal

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Conor Grennan tells how a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children’s Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal, led to a commitment to reunite the children, who were taken from their parents by child traffickers, with their families. His memoir is Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Peter Hessler on a Peace Corps volunteer's experience in Washington

Monday, December 13, 2010

Peter Hessler on a Peace Corps volunteer's experience in Washington.

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The Takeaway

Turmoil in Nepal

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The government in one of the world's youngest democracies collapsed yesterday when the Prime Minister of Nepal resigned. This ends government rule by former Maoist guerrillas, who took power in elections after fighting a ten-year civil war against the King. Protests from all sides have exploded in Kathmandu in recent days. Somini Sengupta joins The Takeaway with more of the story. She's the South Asia Bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.

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