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Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Florida Governor pushed for racial equality in the 1970s, when it was not popular to do so. Ken Rudin, political analyst and host of his own podcast, Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, remembers Askew.

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The Takeaway

Russia's Neighbors on Edge Over Crimea Crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In defiance of the U.S. and Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared his intention to make Crimea a part of the Russian Federation. Latvian and Estonian diplomats tell us how their nations see the Crimea vote.

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Morning Edition

Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Colorado spent years and millions of dollars creating its own health insurance marketplace. While enrollment hasn't met expectations, the backers of the exchange still support it.

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Morning Edition

Sen. Durbin Says U.S. Is Ready To Provide Nonlethal Aid To Ukraine

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois about his recent trip to Ukraine and U.S. options for dealing with the crisis in the wake of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bruce Dancis became the first student at Cornell to defy the draft by tearing up his draft card and soon became a leader of the draft resistance movement in the 1960s. He was the principal organizer of the first mass draft card burning during the Vietnam War. Dancis spent 19 months in federal prison in Ashland, Kentucky, for his actions against the draft. Dancis gives us an insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the 1960s and at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft resisters. He writes about it in Register: A Story of Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War.

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The Takeaway

Russia's Neighbors on Edge Over Crimea Crisis | Scientists Discover Major Evidence for Big Bang | The Jeffrey Sinclair Case & Sexual Assault in the Military

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Russia's Neighbors on Edge Over Crimea Crisis | Flight 370 Shows Challenges of Searching the Ocean Floor | Scientists Discover Major Evidence for Big Bang | Why the NRA is Targeting Obama's Surgeon General Pick | The Jeffrey Sinclair Case & Sexual Assault in the Military | New Play Looks at Life & Work of Bruce Lee

Obamacare Enrollment Surges Past 5 Million

Monday, March 17, 2014

The deadline to sign up for health care through the federal exchanges is March 31. The Congressional Budget Office had projected 6 million would sign up by that date.

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GOP's Health Law Alternative Could Be Messy As Obamacare

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Republicans' proposals for an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, judging from the few details available, could threaten some of the health law's most popular features.

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WNYC News

Dream Act Dies in Albany

Monday, March 17, 2014

The state senate rejected a bill that would have given college tuition assistance to thousands of children of immigrants in the country illegally.

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WNYC News

New Bridgegate Emails Hint At Cover-Up

Monday, March 17, 2014

New documents show Christie's former campaign manager was aware of GW lane closures while they were happening, and include a warning for another former aide to delete her social media accounts.

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WNYC News

New Sanitation Commissioner Faces Challenges

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kathryn Garcia is well known in city government and among environmental groups, but her only experience in the Sanitation Department comes from an internship there more than 20 years ago.

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One Year After Party 'Autopsy,' GOP Touts Progress

Monday, March 17, 2014

A year after the release of a Republican Party report on what went wrong in 2012, party leaders say they have better data collection and outreach. Immigration reform, however, remains a thorny issue.

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All Things Considered

With Sanctions, Obama Aims For Those Close To Putin

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Obama administration is ordering new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials. The move is designed to penalize Russia for efforts to split Crimea away from Ukraine.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | March 17, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Also on Today's Show: On St. Patrick's Day, The Takeaway speaks with Joan Burton, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, about her thoughts on showing solidarity for the LGBT movement amidst generations of traditions during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade...The Retro Report documentary team looks back at the California Mediterranean fruit fly infestation that began in the 1980s and spanned through the 1990s—and beyond—and why spray-pesticides were so controversial. Joshua Fisher, Retro Report producer, explains.

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The Takeaway

Will Crimea's Vote Trigger a Global Showdown?

Monday, March 17, 2014

On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Is the map changing, and can this referendum, along with the presence of Russian troops, reverse a half century of history? Nina Khrushcheva, the great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev and a professor of international affairs at the New School in New York, looks at Russia's fixation on the past. Ukrainian politician Oleh Rybachuk, a former deputy Prime Minister in Kiev, weighs in on the way forward for Ukraine.

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The Takeaway

Report Links Government Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Florida Children

Monday, March 17, 2014

After sorting through six years of files, the Miami Herald has revealed that at least 477 children died of abuse or neglect—even though their homes had already been investigated and flagged by the state. The vast majority of victims were under 5-years-old, and over 70 percent were under 2 years of age. Were these deaths preventable? Were these children betrayed by the very state agency that was charged to protect them? Carol Marbin Miller, an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald who worked on this report, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America

Monday, March 17, 2014

For the first installment of our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Sasha Abramsky, author of The American Way of Poverty, and Chris Wimer, researcher at Columbia Universty's Population Research Center, discuss how poverty is defined, and how that definition has changed—or remained stagnant—over time. They’ll also talk about what living in poverty means for individuals, families, and children, the ways of addressing poverty, and the successes and failures of the war on poverty in the 50 years since it was launched.

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The Takeaway

Malaysian Flight 370 Reveals Aviation Blind Spots

Monday, March 17, 2014

In the months following 9/11, airport security changed dramatically. The latest news regarding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has aviation security analyst Chris Yates wondering whether the country was meeting even those minimum standards. Our partners at WNYC used runway data from around the world to determine that the plane could have landed on one of 634 runways across 26 different countries. Noah Veltman with the WNYC Data News team explains.

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WNYC News

Inauguration raised $660,000 for a Christie Party That Never Was

Monday, March 17, 2014

WNYC

Here's a list of lobbyists, Sandy contractors and the politically connected who donated to Gov. Chris Christie's inaugural party.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Pensions - Political Investing

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lee Fang, contributing writer for The Nation, reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, and author of The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right (The New Press, 2013), talks about his investigation into the investment practices of New Jersey's public pensions by the Christie administration.

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