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What Will Openness Mean for Cuban Artists?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As US-Cuban relations thaw, we’re going to get to know Cuban culture much better. And Cuba will get to know us, like it or not.

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WNYC News

Chris Christie's Dream Act: Winning the Latino Vote

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Governor Christie's courtship of Latino voters has taken him as far as Puebla, Mexico, where tens of thousands of Passaic, NJ, residents trace their families back to.

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The Takeaway

Sony Hackers Threaten '9/11-Like' Attack Over Franco-Rogen Flick

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This week, hackers promised "a bitter fate" to those who attend screenings of "The Interview," which North Korea has called "an act of war." Will Sony pull the film from distribution?

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The Takeaway

How Air Bags Changed the Auto Industry

Monday, September 15, 2014

Every time you step into a car, you benefit from a product that was the subject of a long fight between car manufacturers and safety advocates: The air bag.

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The Takeaway

Court Ruling Shakes Up Fate of Death Penalty

Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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The Takeaway

Snowden's Lawyer: No Return Under 'This Regime'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

After the NSA contractor turned whistleblower revealed the U.S. government's vast network of surveillance, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with two felonies under the 1917 Espionage Act and one count of the theft. His legal advisor explains why he won't be returning Stateside anytime soon.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Things We Leave Behind: the Abramson Firing; In Cabs

Monday, May 19, 2014

NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik talks about the firing of Jill Abramson and this weekend's developments at the Times. Sex advice columnist Dan Savage is also the author of American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Plus: what New Yorkers leave behind in cabs; and the saga of the closing of reBar.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The American Way of Poverty

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Poverty in America is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and the new working poor—the tens of millions seriously affected by the economic downturn and cutbacks in social welfare programs. Sasha Abramsky argues that for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. He looks at economic inequality and poverty, and suggests ways for devising a fairer and more equitable social contract. In The American Way of Poverty, he looks at topics from housing policy to wage protections to affordable higher education, and calls political changes and a new, more effective War on Poverty.

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The Takeaway

Who Will Decide Egypt's Future?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The future in Egypt seems uncertain and there are many lessons from history that can be learned about what we can expect next. There is no doubt that the military will directly affect the path of progress Egypt is to take in the near future—the question that remains, however, is where that path will lead. Joining us is Jon Alterman to discuss Egypt's future and the role of its military. 

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The Takeaway

We Refugees: Growing Up in a Kenyan Refugee Camp

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

All week this week, The Takeaway journeys into the complex realities faced by refugees from around the world. Farhiya Shazz Hussein is 22-years-old. In 1992, she left Somalia with her mom and seven siblings for the Kenyan refugee camp Kakuma. When she was 6-years-old, her family vanished from the camp. She joins The Takeaway to discuss her efforts to help the displaced and her plight as a refugee.

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The Takeaway

The Changing Mission of the All-American Paratroopers

Monday, July 01, 2013

The 82 Airborne Division, the Army’s rapid-response force for global crises, is undergoing training exercises aimed at improving its ability to handle chemical weapons attacks. Major General John W. Nicholson Jr., the Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, sheds light on the paratrooper's changing mission.

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The Takeaway

Connecting the Voices of Democracy

Friday, June 28, 2013

Today, the overarching symbol of democracy is popular discontent—from Turkey and Bulgaria, to Brazil and again this weekend in Egypt, the language and the time zones may change, but the voice of their protest is increasingly the same. According to Columbia University Professor Alfred Stepan, these protests are a direct reflection of the levels of democratic consolidation in the countries at hand.

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The Takeaway

Rand Paul's 13-Hour Filibuster

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky launched a filibuster to attempt to block the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA -- talking for 13 hours straight.  He took to the Senate floor to call attention to a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder which stated that drone strikes on American could be a possibility in the future. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent puts Paul's filibuster in context.

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The Takeaway

Guantanamo Judge Orders End to Government Censors in His Courtroom

Monday, February 04, 2013

How far can a U.S. government censor go to keep information classified? That's the question surrounding the much-anticipated hearings of Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay. Carol Rosenberg, correspondent for the Miami Herald, has been covering the hearings from Guantanamo Bay.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Power Struggles

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, to discuss the "power-sharing" agreement among the Democratic caucus in Albany, and the effect it will have on key legislation.

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On The Media

This Is Your Brain on Politics

Friday, October 12, 2012

We may think we know all about how we make decisions, but when it comes to political choices, they can hinge on a number of factors that we rarely notice. Brooke speaks with political psychologists and scientists to get to the bottom of why we make the choices we do at election time.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Politics, Humor, and How to Be Black

Friday, August 17, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, the former director of digital at The Onion, talks about humor, politics, and his book How to Be Black, part memoir and part guidebook. He tells stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, his hippie mother, his drug-abusing father who was murdered, and his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. Baratunde Thurston is participating in "Tell Your Friends!" with Janeane Garofalo and others at the Cornelia Street Café on August 19 at 8:30.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's Past and Future

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Having announced this past March that he'll be stepping down, C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb discusses the network's role in our political conversation and media environment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ari Shapiro on Romney vs. Obama: Day 1

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

With wins in Wisconsin, DC, and Maryland, Mitt Romney now has half the delegates needed to win the nomination. And for the first time yesterday, President Obama attacked Romney by name. NPR White House Correspondent, Ari Shapiro, joins from Wisconsin to discuss the 2012 race and other political news.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stay in School

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cecilia Rouse, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and recent member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, talks about President Obama's call to legally require students to stay in school until graduation or turning 18.

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