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Liberia's President: Ebola Re-Energized Her Downtrodden Country

Monday, March 02, 2015

In an exclusive interview, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf remembers how Liberia was "the poster child of everything that could go wrong." But people lived up to the local proverb: "Go fix it."

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Monday, March 02, 2015

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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Schoolbook

Life After the Ban: Schools Roll Out the New Cell Phone Rules

Monday, March 02, 2015

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New York City's ban on cell phones in public schools is over. Now, individual schools get to choose a policy that works for them. 
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WNYC News

Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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WNYC News

High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?

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Morning Edition

A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

Monday, March 02, 2015

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Outrage in Moscow, Exoplanets, and A Soundtrack for The News

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the assassination of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, we launch a new four-part series on exoplanets, and the band Red Baraat joins us all hour long.

The Takeaway

Red Baraat Live at The Takeaway!

Monday, March 02, 2015

It's not everyday that we have a live soundtrack for the news.

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Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

Sunday, March 01, 2015

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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WNYC News

NY Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to Federal Flood Insurance

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's bill follows a slew of allegations that the nation's flood insurance system is broken.

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WNYC News

Pols March in Sunnyside 'St. Pat's for All' Parade in the Snow

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and other politicians came to celebrate the tribute to diversity founded 16 years ago.

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WNYC News

Queens Lawmakers Push Back Against Bridge Toll Proposal

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Tony Avella want to head off at the pass a proposal to make drivers pay for the Queensborough, Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bridges.

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All Things Considered

How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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All Things Considered

A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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All Things Considered

The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.

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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."

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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.

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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

Sunday, March 01, 2015

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

Sunday, March 01, 2015

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio, on a list of people banned from the country.

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