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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Presidential Apology

Friday, April 24, 2015

An analysis of President Obama's personal apology and the impact of US-led drone warfare in Pakistan.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Traditional Music Under Siege in Pakistan... And One Man's Fight to Keep it Alive

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sachal Studios was created as a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. A rendition of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five brought it to worldwide acclaim.

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The Takeaway

An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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The Takeaway

An Identity Shaped by The 'War on Terror'

Monday, February 23, 2015

In his latest book, author Mohsin Hamid reflects on how his identity as a Pakistani has been changed in the years since 9/11 by the ongoing “War on Terror” forged by the west. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kiran Ahluwalia, Infusing Modern Music With Sufi Mysticism, Performs Live

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vocalist-composer Kiran Ahluwalia and her band perform live from her new album, Sanata: Stillness. She brings modern sensibility to songs of Sufi mysticism and yearning romantic love. 

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The Takeaway

In the Shadow Of ISIS, The Taliban Moves Into 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

After operating in the shadow of ISIS for much of 2014, the Taliban is leaving a haunting reminder that it's presence is still strong.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hollywood 'Cowardice,' Alt-Christmas Music, A Journey With Cancer

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway explores what "The Interview" means for modern cyber warfare, we hear some of the best alternative Christmas songs, and we hear from the women of "Under Her Skin."

The Takeaway

A Fork in The Road for Pakistan

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a Mumbai terror attack suspect. A former Pakistani ambassador says the nation must now choose one of two paths.

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WNYC News

Pakistani Americans Hold Candlelight Vigil in Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Members of the Pakistani-American community and local leaders hold a vigil to mourn the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

Will the Taliban School Attack Spur Real Change?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pakistan is still reeling in shock from a Taliban attack that left at least 140 people dead, nearly all of them children. But will this atrocious attack lead to real change?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Taliban's Reign of Terror Persists With Deadly Attack on Pakistani School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yesterday's deadly attack on a school in Pakistan by the Taliban has left at least 145 dead. Shemeem Burney Abbas and Jehangir Khattak discuss the ongoing tragedy of the attack.

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The Takeaway

Taliban School Attack Kills More Than 100

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At least five to six heavily armed Taliban gunmen entered an army-run school in Pakistan this morning, killing at least 141 people—132 of them children.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An American Stockbroker Confronts Horrors in Pakistan in Ayad Akhtar’s New Play

Monday, December 08, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar discusses his new play "The Invisible Hand," about an American stock broker, into a world of kidnapping and torture in Pakistan. 

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PRI's The World

Why one plane full of Pakistanis chased a famous politician off their flight

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"VIP culture" in Pakistan lets politicians miraculously bend the rules to their convenience, and Pakistanis are no strangers to it. But on a recent flight to Islamabad, things turned out a little differently for a lawmaker and a former minister who passengers believed caused a two-hour delay.

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PRI's The World

Here's how a military interpreter made it from danger in Afghanistan to safety in the US

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Signing up to interpret for the US military in Afghanistan was the beginning of a long, tragic journey for Mohammad Usafi. Because of his work, the Taliban killed his father and threatened his family. Now, he's living in California and hoping to get his relatives to safety as well.

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PRI's The World

This American man very nearly joined the jihad in Chechnya in the 1990s

Monday, September 08, 2014

Michael Muhammad Knight thinks he knows why young American men are joining groups like ISIS. He was one of them.

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The Takeaway

Protests Test Democracy in Pakistan

Friday, September 05, 2014

Days of protests outside Pakistan's parliament in Islamabad are testing the country's faith in the democratic process.

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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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PRI's The World

This American has been held in Pakistan for three years. His daughter wants him home

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Warren Weinstein worked for USAID in Pakistan before he was abducted by unknown men. He has been held since 2011 by men thought to be members of al-Qaeda. As the third anniversary of his kidnapping approaches, his daughter wants to see him back home.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Salman Ahmad on Music, Activism and the Future of Pakistan

Friday, June 27, 2014

Salman Ahmad - musician, founder of the band Junoon, author and professor at Queens College - has been called "the Bono of Pakistan." He discusses his current work in music and activism in Pakistan, where he's helping to get Polio vaccines to rural areas. Ahmad performs this weekend as part of the Louis Armstrong International Music Festival.

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