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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Barney Frank, #1Week1Outfit Experiment, The Nursing Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Barney Frank (First) | Join Our #1Week1Outfit Experiment (Starts at 26:34) | The Nursing Life (Starts at 36:39)
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Beyond The Headlines, There's Much More To West Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

At one intersection this week, violence was thoroughly documented. But the cameras missed the treasured public library that for years has educated and entertained the neighborhood's kids.

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WNYC News

Criminal Charges in Bridgegate Case

Friday, May 01, 2015

WNYC
David Wildstein pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy charges that he punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge. See our Christieverse interactive. 

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A Rough Week For Two Potential Presidential Candidates

Friday, May 01, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley got heckled in Baltimore for his policing policies, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former ally pleaded guity for his role in the "bridge-gate" scandal.

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How Vietnam Put Picking Presidents In The Hands Of The People

Friday, May 01, 2015

After the Vietnam era, it's hard to see how either party could dial back on its commitment to letting the people - at least those active in party voting - be the deciders of presidential nominations.

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Latino 'Panhandlers,' Ted Cruz And The Republican Push For Hispanics

Friday, May 01, 2015

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative" and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."

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The Takeaway

Nation's Top Psychological Group Aided CIA Torture

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

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Ex-Ally Of N.J. Gov. Christie Pleads Guilty In Bridge Closures Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in the "Bridgegate" scandal. The case could have implications for Christie, a likely presidential candidate.

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Morning Edition

Indiana Struggles To Control HIV Outbreak Linked To Injected Drug Use

Friday, May 01, 2015

State lawmakers passed a bill this week to allow needle exchanges across a wider area. But health workers in hard-hit counties say they need more help as the number of confirmed cases keeps climbing.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Can I Get Some of That Clinton Cash?" Edition

Friday, May 01, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson are joined by Ta-Nahisi Coates to discuss the situation in Baltimore following the death of a black man while in police custody. They also talk about recent Supreme Court arguments over marriage equality and

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Money Talking

Why CEOs Run for President

Friday, May 01, 2015

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is expected to announce she's joining the race. Why do business leaders believe they are uniquely qualified to run the country?  

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On The Media

A Sea of Black Ink

Friday, May 01, 2015

The White House has released data about last year's Freedom of Information Act requests. The AP analyzed the administration's numbers and found their claim of openness lacking.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justifying Torture, Kurt Cobain's Unseen Life, and The Daunting World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Takeaway explores new allegations about the American Psychological Association, the director of a new Kurt Cobain documentary drops by, and we explore dating in the digital age.

The New Yorker: Political Scene

The Justices and The Joke

Thursday, April 30, 2015

On Tuesday, after arguments before the Supreme Court on the issue of gay marriage were interrupted by an anti-gay protestor, Justice Scalia cracked a joke which has been seen by some as intolerant and by some as a friendly injection of levity. The joke and its various interpretations hint at the tangle of rhetoric, tradition, prejudice and antagonism that underpins the case before the court. Jeffrey Toobin and Margaret Talbot join Amelia Lester to discuss the Supreme Court and the gay marriage case they’re currently considering.

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Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.

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All Things Considered

Why Hillary Clinton Is Just Fine With Bernie Sanders' Candidacy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The liberal Vermont senator is running to Clinton's left. Another candidate or two on the Democratic side might actually be a good thing for Clinton.

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All Things Considered

Returning To Vietnam Years After Fleeing War, A Man Finally Feels At Home

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Duc Nguyen left Vietnam in 1975 as a boat person fleeing the communist advance. Now he has returned to an unlikely place — the seat of the communist government in Hanoi.

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All Things Considered

House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The House panel voted Thursday to advance a bill that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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