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White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.

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The Takeaway

Obama Wants to Fast-Track the Biggest Trade Deal in 20 Years

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Most of President Obama's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership has come from the GOP and big business. Democrats and others say it would drive wages down and encourage outsourcing. 

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Morning Edition

Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.

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Morning Edition

A Black Eye, A Middle Finger And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Former press secretary Dana Perino's new book And the Good News Is... details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.

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Morning Edition

Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Kentucky Bourbon, The Music of Protest, and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a massive bourbon heist, Sri Lankan-American musician Bhi Bhiman drops by, and we look at sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.

The Takeaway

Bhi Bhiman on The Music of Protest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For singer and songwriter Bhi Bhiman, the path to protest took form in his catchy and heartfelt compositions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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All Things Considered

White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.

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All Things Considered

California Senate Committee Approves Bill Removing Vaccine Exemptions

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

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All Things Considered

Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full time with his elderly mother.

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WNYC News

NYC Prosecutor Poised To Become U.S. Attorney General

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Loretta Lynch has been the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for seven years under two Democratic presidents.

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The Takeaway

An Inside Look at Life in Iran

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The images of Iranians chanting "death to America" don't reflect the fast changing culture of a country eager to mend ties with the West. 

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The Takeaway

Too Rich But Too Poor: Falling Into the Health Gap

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Too rich for Medicaid and too poor for marketplace subsidies: What happens when you fall into the healthcare gap? 

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Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Unions blame job losses on trade deals like NAFTA signed under Bill Clinton. But President Obama argues one he's trying to strike with Pacific Rim countries is different, and it's dividing his party.

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On The Media

Episodes 7 & 8: A Change in the Weather

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Brooke discusses the seventh and eighth episodes of House of Cards with Michael Waldman and John Dean.
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The Takeaway

Risking Death for Freedom: An Escaped Survivor Looks Back at Vietnam

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In 1975, just days before Saigon fell to the Viet Cong,13-year-old Pascale Phuong Dang escaped Vietnam with her mother. For Story Corps, Pascale recounts the tale to a friend.

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The Takeaway

Baltimore Wants Answers: What Happened to Freddie Gray?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A 25-year-old African-American man named Freddie Gray died on Sunday of a spinal cord injury a week after being chased and tackled by police officers in Baltimore. 

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