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Deal Reached With Iran on Nuclear Program

Monday, November 25, 2013

The interim nuclear agreement with Iran is a potential game changer. The deal has been met with a mixed reception, but many see this development as significant. Mark Fitzpatrick, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Non-Proliferation at the U.S. State Department who is now with the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Gary Sick, a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute and author of “All Fall Down: America’s Tragic Encounter with Iran,” discuss how the deal came about and what's next for Iran and the U.S.

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The Takeaway

In Harm's Way: The Faces of Gun Violence

Monday, November 25, 2013

Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly a year ago, more than 30,000 people in the United States have died from gunfire, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Slate. Kathleen Horan is a reporter at WNYC Radio. She profiled 10 children killed by gunfire in New York City in the past year in an attempt to put a face, a voice and a story to these statistics. Kathleen joins us today to discuss her findings. 

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The Takeaway

World Powers Reach Deal With Iran on Nuclear Program | Revisiting the Dark and Toxic Tale of Love Canal | 'One Red Rose' Sets JFK's Assassination to Music

Monday, November 25, 2013

World Powers Reach Deal With Iran on Nuclear Program | In Harm's Way: The Faces of Gun Violence | Labor Dispute Causes Boeing to Take Flight from Seattle | FCC May Lift Cell Phone Airplane Ban | Revisiting the Dark and Toxic Tale of Love Canal | 'One Red Rose' ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

Government Surveillance and You

Monday, November 25, 2013

Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, connects the dots on government surveillance: where we are, where we need to go, and how to get there. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the NSA’s phone records collection program, and Jaffer is arguing against the Justice Department attorneys.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pursuing Promising Drugs; Egyptomania; "Young Lakota"; the ACLU and NSA Surveillance

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wall St. Journal reporter Amy Dockser Marcus describes following a group of parents and scientists for six years, as they worked together to find a treatment for a rare and fatal genetic disease. Bob Brier looks at why we’re still obsessed with the mummies, pyramids and hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt after 3,000 years. Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt tell us about their documentary “Young Lakota,” about the political awakening of a Lakota woman, Sunny Clifford, who also joins us. And the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer gives us an overview of what we now know about the government’s surveillance programs.

The Takeaway

World Powers Reach Deal With Iran on Nuclear Program

Sunday, November 24, 2013

In a landmark deal, the group of nations known as the P5+1—the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China—reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday to temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program. In exchange for Iranian compliance, the P5+1 will provide limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible sanction relief. "Diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure—a future in which we can verify that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon," President Barack Obama said in a statement. What do you think about the deal? Leave us a comment or call 1-877-869-8253.

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WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Entering Stage Right, and Left

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie took a big step on the national stage this week, rising to head the National Governors Association. Meanwhile, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio talked transition under a big tent, and outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg shored up his legacy with a balanced budget announcement. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon break it down in This Week In Politics.

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Operavore

Rudolph Giuliani, Opera Lover

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Love him or hate him, you can count on Rudy Giuliani for strong judgments and passionate opinions. We kick off season two of Operavore with Giuliani talking opera with host Marilyn Horne.

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The Takeaway

Senate Makes Landmark Change to Filibuster Rules

Friday, November 22, 2013

In one of the most fundamental changes to Senate policy in decades, the Senate ruled on Thursday in a 52 to 48 vote to end the use of the filibuster against the majority of presidential nominees. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in on how this move will impact an already polarized Congress is Vin Weber, a former Republican Congressman for Minnesota from 1980-1993 and now co-chairman and partner at the lobbying firm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock.

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WNYC News

Head of Corrections Worker Union to Discuss Bus Delays on Rikers Island

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is accusing the president of the Corrections Officers Union, Norman Seabrook, of deliberately ordering a slowdown in the delivering of inmates from Rikers Island to courtrooms across the city, Seabrook hasn't commented, but on his weekly radio show he said he would address the issue on Monday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Rules: Majority Rules

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Senate has voted on the "nuclear option" and changed the rules for how executive-level appointees and most judges get approved. Bob Cusak, managing editor for The Hill, discusses the change and what precedent it sets for future Senate work.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where Were You When You Heard JFK Was Shot?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Where were you fifty years ago today? How did you change after the assassination of John F. Kennedy? How did you see our country change?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Will US Forces Withdraw from Afghanistan?

Friday, November 22, 2013

This week, John Kerry announced that a security pact between the US and Afghanistan had been agreed upon. But in a surprise announcement just a day later, Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced the pact would not be signed until after Afghanistan’s presidential elections in April 2014, leaving the US military’s future presence in the country unclear. NPR’s international correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, and David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power discuss the possible deal, which allowed troops to stay in Afghanistan until 2024 -- although the President has long promised 2014 would be the deadline.

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The Takeaway

With Memories Frozen, A Remembrance for JFK

Friday, November 22, 2013

Down a long 50 year corridor, November 22, 1963 produced a collective national moment like none before: A nation's breath stopped 50 years ago today when it was announced that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.  For many, that day produces memories frozen in time. Today The Takeaway remembers John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States who served just over 1,000 days in office before he was assassinated in November 1963.

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The Takeaway

Law, Regulation & Medicine: A Tricky Balancing Act

Friday, November 22, 2013

Perhaps no other field represents the tricky balance between public protection and private life than medicine. Questions of when the legislature should intervene to protect the public, and when decisions are best left to the doctor and her patient, have been politically fraught territory for decades. Jessie Hill, a professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, is an expert on the law, regulation, medicine, and the difficult decisions in between.

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The Takeaway

Texas Law Ties Doctor's Hands on Abortion

Friday, November 22, 2013

A controversial new law is Texas is keeping many doctors from being able to provide safe abortions. Lester Minto, a physician at Harlingen Reproductive Services in Harlingen, TX, says his hands are now tied. For a number of Dr. Minto’s patients—many of whom are undocumented immigrants—even traveling across the border isn't an option. He joins The Takeaway to discuss how his clinic has been impacted by the new law.

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The Takeaway

Gov. Christie Inches Closer to National Spotlight

Friday, November 22, 2013

This week, GOP governors from around the country convened in Scottsdale, Arizona for the annual Republican Governor’s Association Conference—a chance to welcome their new chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The meeting is a chance for Gov. Christie to elevate his own profile and hobnob with some of the GOP's biggest donors.  Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio reporter has been reporting on this year’s RGA conference.

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Obama Should Benefit From Senate Rules Change

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Senate's vote on Thursday to change its rules and approve presidential appointments by a simple majority, presents new opportunities for the president. Until now, dozens of appointments to the administration and the federal bench have been held up because they could not get the needed 60 votes in the Senate.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: Live from Brooklyn, the Ich Bin Ein Gabfester Edition

Friday, November 22, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Why does the Kennedy clan still have a hold on the American psyche? Also, what if JFK had lived?

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New Jersey News

Christie Emerges From Behind Closed Doors

Friday, November 22, 2013

With just one news conference and no other public appearances or speeches, Gov. Chris Christie kept mostly out of sight during the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.  And then, just as New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz was calling it a night, he saw Christie walking by.

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