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Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

Friday, March 14, 2014

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.

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Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Friday, March 14, 2014

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.

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All Things Considered

After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

Friday, March 14, 2014

The White House announced the president is willing to review his stance on deportations, a policy that's drawn objection from Hispanics and other groups the president depends on politically.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Florida 13 And The CIA

Friday, March 14, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Florida special election and Sen. Feinstein's dispute with the CIA.

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All Things Considered

Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.

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The Takeaway

Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures

Friday, March 14, 2014

As science enables humans in today's world to live longer, how do we assess the value of years we weren't otherwise prepared to live out?

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Can Congress Put An End To Annual Medicare Payment Ritual?

Friday, March 14, 2014

House Republicans passed a bill that would change Medicare's pay formula for doctors. To fund it, the measure would delay penalties for people who don't buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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TED Radio Hour

Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | March 14, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are experiencing a disagreement over what to do about the Ukraine crisis...It's been more than a month since protests broke out in Venezuela, with no signs of ending soon. With violent clashes taking place between opposition and government forces, some worry the country may be on the brink of an even bloodier battle...The Takeaway's Movie Date team reviews this weekend’s releases.

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The Takeaway

Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA?

Friday, March 14, 2014

There are only two weeks left for Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, and this week, President Barack Obama made a comedic appeal to young people by appearing on Zach Galifianakis’s web show, “Between Two Ferns.” Now web traffic at HealthCare.gov is up 40 percent. How many young people still need to enroll and why are so many still resistant? Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and Josh Carpenter, explain.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DA Vance Makes Tackling Domestic Abuse a Priority

Friday, March 14, 2014

At a time when crime numbers are down in New York City, domestic violence cases are up. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. explains how his office plans on addressing these kinds of crimes, and how the newly opened Manhattan Family Justice Center might help.

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Morning Edition

Senators Agree To Compromise Extending Jobless Benefits

Friday, March 14, 2014

Negotiators in the Senate reached a bi-partisan deal to extend unemployment benefits for 5 months, retroactive to the end of last year. A full Senate vote isn't expected until later this month.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Between Two Ferns Edition

Friday, March 14, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Congress v. the CIA, Jolly wins Florida-13, and Obama v. Galifianakis.

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The Takeaway

Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA? | Inside the Paralympics: Ice Sled Hockey | Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Collides With Domestic Politics in the U.S. | Is Venezuela on The Road to Civil War? | As Deadline Looms, Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA? | Rapper 'PI Diddy' Looks to Make Math Fun | U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team Ready to Take Home Gold | New Movie Releases of The Week | Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures

On The Media

Twitter Cartography

Friday, March 14, 2014

With more than 240 million active users engaged in activities ranging from abetting revolutions to reporting tornadoes, Twitter’s cultural impact can’t be denied. But can we use it to chart how we actually communicate, not just with our own cohorts, but the world outside? Bob talks to Pew Research Center's Lee Rainie about mapping the informational ecosystem of Twitter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio's Crime Record (Two Months In)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bill de Blasio is touting the drop in violent crime during his first months in office. We look at his early record with Murray Weiss, criminal justice reporter and editor for DNAInfo, and the emerging de Blasio/Bratton policing strategy.

Then, Robin Steinberg, founder and executive director of Bronx Defenders, discusses the sharp increase in panhandling arrests under de Blasio and whether "broken windows" is making a return.

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Money Talking

Will Getting A Mortgage Get More Expensive?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Congress moves to get the government out of the mortgage business.

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Morning Edition

States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole, cutting benefits to 850,000 households. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts, and many are taking it.

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Will Democrats Change Their Health Law Message After Florida Loss?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Democrats' Affordable Care Act message, essentially "fix it, don't nix" obviously didn't lead to victory in the Florida special election. But it doesn't look like they'll be changing their approach.

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All Things Considered

Where Does The U.S. Stand On Secessionist Movements Abroad?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In an upcoming referendum, Crimean voters will decide whether to declare independence from Ukraine. Jonathan Paquin has studied U.S. stances on breakaway groups, and he explains what to watch for.

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