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The Takeaway

Justice Antonin Scalia: Art Imitates Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"The Originalist," a world-premiere play at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

WNYC News

Report: Assembly Speaker Profited from Mother's Embezzlement

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a plea deal, Carl Heastie's mother was to sell family property to repay the non-profit workplace, where she stole money. She died soon after, and he ignored judge's order.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Travels to Cuba to Get New York's Foot in the Door

Monday, April 20, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo has become the first American governor to visit Cuba since relations were re-established with the communist nation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who David Brooks Calls a Worthy Role Model

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Brooks has a new book touting the moral rigor of people like Frances Perkins, who worked tirelessly for workers' rights after witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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The Takeaway

FBI Gave Flawed Testimony in Over 200 Trials

Monday, April 20, 2015

An ongoing DOJ investigation has found that FBI examiners presented faulty hair evidence in 257 trials. At least 32 of those cases carried death sentences.

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Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

Monday, April 20, 2015

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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The Takeaway

Georgia Leads The Charge for Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, April 20, 2015

Conservatives and liberals have found a common cause: Criminal justice reform. Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, is leading the charge, making his state a model for the nation.

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The Takeaway

The Sounds of Liberation from The Depths of a Concentration Camp

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Takeaway looks back on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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The Takeaway

Reporting For Duty and Claiming Permission to Torture

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Passaro was an Army contractor who believed government officials had essentially given him permission to assault suspected terrorists.

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The Takeaway

Mediterranean Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries are risking death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, hundreds drowned in a fatal shipwreck.

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Morning Edition

Weighing A Presidential Bid, O'Malley Cites Differences With Clinton

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Martin O'Malley

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Democrat and former governor of Maryland spoke to NPR about Hillary Clinton, Republican economic theory and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Morning Edition

O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Danger in The Mediterranean, The Sounds of Liberation, and A New Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores the Mediterranean refugee crisis, criminal justice reform in Georgia, and new work about Ada Lovelace.

The Brian Lehrer Show

David Brooks; Marijuana Business Lessons; The New Whitney

Monday, April 20, 2015

New York Times columnist David Brooks; a preview of the new Whitney Museum; your great downtowns and a marijuana entrepreneur shares the lessons he's learned in the legal pot business.

Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Upside of Shame: Promoting Positive Change

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jennifer Jacquet explains how public shaming can be used to promote political change and social reform.

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All Things Considered

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers shares an update from Nashua, N.H., where current and potential Republican presidential candidates have gathered to speak to party leaders and activists.

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All Things Considered

When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.

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