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For Advocates And Telephone Companies, NSA Changes Are Welcome News

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A House committee and the White House are proposing to move the NSA's phone records program to the hands of phone companies. Privacy advocates and phone companies both support these proposals.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Also on Today's Show Last week, Transnistria’s leaders asked Russia’s parliament to consider its request to join the Russian Federation...With less than a week left for Americans to enroll in a healthcare plan, Oregon is still struggling with what's been dubbed "the nation's worst Obamacare site."...Hundreds of protesters marched on the Malaysian embassy in Beijing on Tuesday against what they call a cover-up and mishandling of the disaster by Malaysian authorities.

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The Takeaway

Do Corporations Have a Right to Religious Freedom?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case that will determine whether for-profit corporations must provide insurance coverage for contraception.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

President Carter on Women's Rights

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is now the author of A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power, about gender equality around the world. He'll discuss his push for women's rights and some of today's headlines.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany's Crunch Week

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

With the state budget deadline looming, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator (D-35) and Democratic conference leader, discusses the process and her party's priorities, including pre-K funding and public campaign financing, and a new chance for the state Dream Act.

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New Jersey News

5 Things To Think About As Christie Investigates Christie

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Christie's office is expected to release an internal review of the scandals enveloping his administration, particularly Bridgegate. Here's a primer on things to consider when the report is released. 

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The Takeaway

Do Corporations Have a Right to Religious Freedom? | Never-Published Tennesse Williams Story Surfaces | Inside the World of Corporate Idealism

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Do Corporations Have a Right to Religious Freedom? | The Takeaway's TV Smackdown - Round 3! | Transnistria’s Leaders Ask to Join Russia | Oregon Struggles Most With Obamacare Enrollment | Families of Flight 370 Passengers Protest in Beijing | Never-Published Tennessee Williams Story Surfaces | Inside the World of Corporate Idealism 

Why The Democrats' Koch Brothers Fixation?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Democrats are painting Republican senatorial candidates as stalking horses for the billionaire Koch brothers. Republicans say Democrats are desperate.

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WNYC News

On Homeless Fight, State Says to City: 'Next Year'

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

The mayor wants to use rent subsidies to fight homelessness, but Gov. Cuomo says better luck next year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Who Relies on the Social Safety Net?

Monday, March 24, 2014

The notions of the Welfare Queen and of unemployed poor people taking advantage of federal programs like welfare and food stamps are hard to shake in our society, but they don’t represent a real picture of who relies on these safety net programs and why.

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All Things Considered

Indiana Cuts The Core Without Telling Teachers What Comes Next

Monday, March 24, 2014

Indiana became the first state to adopt, then repeal, the Common Core State Standards. As Elle Moxley of WFIU reports, the repeal has left some teachers scratching their heads.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Official Warns 'Putin Is Not Done in Ukraine'

Monday, March 24, 2014

Though some sanctions have already been put in place against Russia, some U.S. officials believe the political and economic consequences are not yet bold enough to counter the Kremlin's ambitions.

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Has Obama Done Enough In Response To Russia's Takeover Of Crimea?

Monday, March 24, 2014

President Obama's European trip is so far dominated by Russia's annexation of Crimea. Former Obama administration staffer Corey Ealons and former Pentagon advisor Mario Loyola weigh in.

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The Takeaway

'Baby M' and The Question of Surrogacy

Monday, March 24, 2014

A collision between reproductive technology and child custody laws led to a legal battle back in the 1980s that got the attention of the world. It's the case of "Baby M," an infant who sparked one of the earliest legal struggles over surrogacy. The surrogacy business has grown, but the law has not kept up. And that’s created a lot of confusion as well as a lot of families. Jill Rosenbaum, Retro Report producer, explains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio's Inner Circle

Monday, March 24, 2014

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses the headlines in local news - including the annual Inner Circle show from this past weekend, which has been satirizing City Hall since 1923.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup: GOP Field, Ryan on "Culture"

Monday, March 24, 2014

Paul Ryan recently made remarks about "culture in our inner cities" that sparked a firestorm over race, responsibility, and the GOP's framing of economic issues as they begin to think about both this Fall's midterms and 2016's presidential election. Maggie Haberman, senior political reporter for Politico, discusses the Ryan remarks, her reporting on Hillary Clinton, and the week's national political headlines.

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WNYC News

Dispute Ends Budget Meeting in Albany

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tensions ran high at a closed door meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Morning Edition

Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

Monday, March 24, 2014

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.

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After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

Monday, March 24, 2014

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Official Warns 'Putin Is Not Done in Ukraine' | For Flight 370 Families, Loved Ones Forever Missing | Energy Giant Caught Illegally Polluting River

Monday, March 24, 2014

U.S. Official Warns 'Putin Is Not Done in Ukraine' | The Takeaway TV Smackdown Round 2! | 'Baby M' and the Question of Surrogacy | Danger Lingers After Mudslide in Washington State | Barge Leaks 168,000 Gallons into Houston Ship Channel | For Flight 370 Families, Loved Ones Forever Missing | Energy Giant Caught Illegally Polluting River