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The Brian Lehrer Show

Barney Frank; Staten Island DA Dan Donovan; the Nursing Life

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Criminal justice reforms and Baltimore's moment; GOP candidate for Congress Dan Donovan; Barney Frank; workplace hostility nurses face; NJ news as Bridgegate indictments loom.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Socialist President, An Empty Stadium, and Buddhism in Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Takeaway explores Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, the latest game played by the Baltimore Orioles, and Buddhist faith in Nepal.

5 Things You Should Know About Bernie Sanders

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

He's the longest-serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history and once voted with the National Rifle Association. Here's what you may not know.

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Morning Edition

Seeking Presidency, 'Socialist' Sanders Looks To Elevate Less-Talked About Issues

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He's aiming to elevate the issue of income inequality on the national stage.

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WNYC News

Christie Defends Decision to Send NJ Troopers to Baltimore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

He sent 150 state troopers to Baltimore to aide in the response to violent protests there.

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Court: Corporations May Be People, But 'Judges Are Not Politicians'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Supreme Court has increased campaign spending limits, but not when it comes to judges. It found an "unavoidable appearance that judges who personally ask for money may diminish their integrity."

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WNYC News

FEMA Flood Zone Maps Include 450,000 More Households

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The new maps mean twice as many New York City properties will be in a flood zone.

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All Things Considered

It's Sotomayor V. Roberts In Supreme Court Death Penalty Drama

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and lawyers arguing in favor of Oklahoma's lethal-injection cocktail got into a clash so pronounced that Chief Justice John Roberts chastised Sotomayor for talking too much.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Unveils HIV-AIDS 'Blueprint'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Advocates and experts say if the state heeds dozens of recommendations, new HIV infections will slow to a trickle, effectively reversing the AIDS epidemic in New York.

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Japan's Abe Pushes The Pacific Trade Deal Onto Center Stage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Japanese prime minister used his time in the spotlight in Washington to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would create both prosperity and peace. Democrats remain skeptical.

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All Things Considered

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Remarks Show Outdated Definition Of Parents

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Joanna L. Grossman, professor of family law at Hofstra University, who says the arguments on gay marriage shed light on outdated ideas about family formation.

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All Things Considered

Baltimore City Council President: 'I Don't Condone' Rioting, Looting

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Bernard C. "Jack" Young, Baltimore City Council president, about his response to the violence this week and whether the city can bring back destroyed businesses.

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WNYC News

Etan Patz Jury Says It's 'Deadlocked'; Will Continue Deliberating

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been 11 days since the jury began deliberating in the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old in 1979.

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2016 Race Collides With Baltimore Unrest

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York the criminal justice system is "out of balance" and Rand Paul attributed the violence to "the lack of a sort of moral code in our society."

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On The Media

Episode 9: Bad Doug Rising

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brooke discusses the ninth episode of House of Cards with Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hear Highlights from the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Arguments

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Supreme Court did something unusual during Tuesday's oral arguments for legalizing gay marriage: it allowed them to be recorded. A Yale Law School professor analyzes the highlights.

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Watch: The Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments In 4 Minutes

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Want to catch up on the same-sex-marriage arguments before the Supreme Court? NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUS Blog are here to help.

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The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage: Inside The Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports from inside the Supreme Court as the justices' hear arguments for and against a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

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What Do Millennials Want?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A new poll finds a majority of young Americans don't feel politically engaged and nearly half lack confidence in the justice system.

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The Takeaway

Lethal Injection Goes Before SCOTUS

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Supreme Court considers whether lethal injection drug cocktails subject death row inmates to cruel and unusual suffering in their last moments.

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