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Republican Candidate Heats Up Colorado's U.S. Senate Race

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Colorado's Senate race is heating up with the entry of a well-regarded Republican challenger. Colorado is also the model for Democratic voter mobilization efforts in battleground states nationwide.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Push Expanded Overtime Pay

Thursday, March 13, 2014

President Obama is asking the Labor Department to update the rules governing overtime. The goal is to require millions of additional workers to be paid overtime — an idea business opposes.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: Charter School Battles Leave Parents Used and Confused

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A public school dad who has fought to keep his son's charter school open argues for a little more nuance when leaders lock horns on education issues.

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The Takeaway

The Economics of Sex Work | Inside the Paralmypics: Curling | Teenage: Inside The Invention Adolescence

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Economics of Sex Work | Crimea Moves Toward Secession | Officials Take Heat Over Missing Plane | Inside the Paralympics: Curling | Teenage: An Inside Look at The Invention of Youth Culture & Adolescence | Adapting Society to an Ever-Growing, Ever-Aging Population

The Leonard Lopate Show

U.S.-Russian Relations; Catherine Deneuve; Sarah Ruhl's Play "Stage Kiss"; Lobsters and Pain; Bananas

Thursday, March 13, 2014

On today’s show: Russia expert Angela Stent, who served as an adviser to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, gives us her take on the unfolding situation in Ukraine and the other issues that are affecting U.S.-Russian relations. Catherine Deneuve, who’s been called “France’s greatest actress,” talks about her new film, “On My Way.” Sarah Ruhl tells us about "Stage Kiss,” her new play about two actors with a past who are cast as romantic leads,blurring the line between acting and real-life. We’ll take a look at a new study that shows that lobsters, squid and crabs feel pain. And we'll find out how the expected merger between Chiquita and Irish fruit seller Fyffes may affect the banana industry.

The Leonard Lopate Show

U.S.-Russian Relations Since the Fall of the USSR

Thursday, March 13, 2014

All eyes are on Russia and its hold on the Crimea. Angela E. Stent discusses U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead. She served as an adviser on Russia under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, argues that the same contentious issues—terrorism, missile defense, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the former Soviet space, the greater Middle East—have been in every president's inbox, Democrat and Republican alike, since the collapse of the USSR. In The Limits of Partnerships: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-first Century she explores Russia's relationship with the Ukrains, and the future of U.S.-Russian relations.

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WNYC News

Liu Sues Campaign Finance Board

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WNYC

The failed mayoral candidate says the CFB's decision to withhold millions in matching funds was unconstitutional.

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Senate Panel Clears Ukraine Aid Package

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the bill, which now goes to the full Senate for a vote. The House has its own version.

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All Things Considered

President Obama Moves To Expand Overtime Pay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

President Obama is asking the Labor Department to begin a rule-making process to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. It's part of his effort to address income inequality.

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All Things Considered

Menendez On Crimea: The Question Of Sanctions And Sending Aid

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sen. Robert Menendez is proposing a bill to send aid to Ukraine and mete out sanctions against Russia. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses his bill and his recent op-ed.

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All Things Considered

Obama Rolls Out White House Welcome Mat For Ukrainian Prime Minister

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is visiting the White House Wednesday. The meeting comes days before a vote in Crimea over whether to secede from Ukraine.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | March 12, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Each year, Americans generate more than 10 million tons of electronic waste and three quarters of these discarded gadgets go straight to the trash...Last week, eight Democrats joined a large group of Republicans in voting against confirmation for Debo Adegbile, a former NAACP lawyer who was being tapped to head up the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Unit...Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City, decodes the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW interactive conference this week.

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Obama's Overtime Move Designed To Excite Base, Swing Voters

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The administration's plan to increase the number of American workers eligible for mandatory overtime pay is seen as part of a strategy to stress income inequality.

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The Takeaway

The 1,179 Mile Journey of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

For the last five years, environmentalists and energy companies have lobbied, protested and fought over the Keystone XL Pipeline. Whether or not the Alberta-to-Nebraska leg of the pipeline is approved, the Canadian oil sands are already up and pumping. Journalist Tony Horwitz traveled the length of the proposed pipeline, and he says that North America could become the Saudi Arabia of the Western Hemisphere.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Opening at Parks Dept.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bill de Blasio has appointed most of his commissioners, but not one for Parks. Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine talks about why the search for a new NYC Parks commissioner is so complicated, and fraught.

 

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Reports: Obama Will Move To Expand Overtime Pay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The president is expected to tell the Labor Department to change the rules about who is eligible. Critics say that might backfire. Proponents say it would narrow income inequality.

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Morning Edition

Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In Rhode Island, the Democratic gubernatorial primaries are disputed by an Italian-American state treasurer, Providence's first Latino mayor and the grandson of former U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell.

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Morning Edition

White House Meeting To Examine Women's Pay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

President Obama is expected to meet on Wednesday with female members of Congress. There are reasons for the president's focus on women that involve both policy and politics.

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Morning Edition

Feinstein: CIA Tampered With Senate Panel's Work

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Senator Dianne Feinstein has accused the CIA of interfering with efforts by Congress to oversee the agency. Feinstein said the CIA had removed documents from computers used by her committee's staff.

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Morning Edition

Delayed Safety Recall May Haunt General Motors

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Both houses of Congress are set to investigate, and the Justice Department is reportedly looking into why it took GM so long to inform the public. GM may have known about the problem for a decade.

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