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How Vietnam Put Picking Presidents In The Hands Of The People

Friday, May 01, 2015

After the Vietnam era, it's hard to see how either party could dial back on its commitment to letting the people - at least those active in party voting - be the deciders of presidential nominations.

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Latino 'Panhandlers,' Ted Cruz And The Republican Push For Hispanics

Friday, May 01, 2015

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative" and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."

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The Takeaway

Nation's Top Psychological Group Aided CIA Torture

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

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The Takeaway

Floyd Mayweather Packs a Punch With a Past

Friday, May 01, 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the highest paid athlete in the world, has a long rap sheet for domestic abuse. But it's not keeping him out of the ring, or stopping viewers from paying to watch. 

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Ex-Ally Of N.J. Gov. Christie Pleads Guilty In Bridge Closures Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in the "Bridgegate" scandal. The case could have implications for Christie, a likely presidential candidate.

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What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Friday, May 01, 2015

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.

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Brand-Name Medicines Dominate Medicare's $103 Billion Drug Bill

Friday, May 01, 2015

Federal officials released prescription histories of hundreds of thousands of doctors and identified the most common and costly drugs. Medicare spent the most on a purple pill for heartburn.

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From The White House: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

Friday, May 01, 2015

President Obama welcomes the Teacher of the Year ... and tells how a great educator shaped his own life.

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Charges Against 6 Officers In Freddie Gray's Death Range From Murder To Assault

Friday, May 01, 2015

Warrants have been issued for the officers' arrest, Baltimore's chief prosecutor says. Stating that "no one is above the law," Marilyn J. Mosby named charges that include second-degree murder.

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WNYC News

Stricter Rules Fail to Dent Black Market for Vendor Permits

Friday, May 01, 2015

There’s a shadowy backstory to kimchi tacos and falafel platters served out of food trucks. Many vendors pay high prices to “rent” other people’s permits on the black market.

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WNYC News

Albert Maysles' Portrait of a Style Legend in 'Iris'

Friday, May 01, 2015

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A joyful portrait from the great Albert Maysles of 93-year-old Iris Apfel, the flamboyant, quick-witted style icon who has had an outsized presence on the fashion scene for decades.

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Transportation Nation

Transit Agencies Battle Controversial Ads By Changing the Rules

Friday, May 01, 2015

When the MTA banned political advertisements earlier this week, it wasn’t the first transit agency to try to do so.
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WNYC News

There Goes the Last DJ

Friday, May 01, 2015

After nearly five decades of hosting "old style, freeform, broadcast radio" in Metro New York, Vin Scelsa is retiring. Hear our conversation with him about his serendipitous career.

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Morning Edition

California Bill Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

Friday, May 01, 2015

Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.

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Morning Edition

Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Vietnam's war with the U.S. lasted a decade, a mere historical blip compared to its centuries-long feud with China, which has been heating up recently.

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On The Media

Unseen & Inscrutable

Friday, May 01, 2015

The deep historical roots of the Baltimore protests, shedding light on drone strikes, and combating sex worker stereotypes. 

On The Media

$pread, For and By Sex Workers

Friday, May 01, 2015

Brooke speaks with two former editors of $pread, a magazine by and for sex workers that folded in 2011, about their new anthology and what the media gets wrong about sex work.

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On The Media

Who Oversees the Drone Program?

Friday, May 01, 2015

News that a US drone strike killed two innocent Americans raised new questions about who really runs the program, and who oversees it. 

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On The Media

Shedding Light on Drones

Friday, May 01, 2015

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, discusses oversight of US drone programs and proposes how to make them more public. 

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On The Media

Baltimore's Feedback Loop

Friday, May 01, 2015

The protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray evoke uprisings of the '60s, reminding us that the problems driving people to the streets today have profound historical roots. 

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