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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Edward Snowden Chose Laura Poitras to Leak NSA Secrets To

Friday, October 24, 2014

The documentary filmmaker recounts what happened when she received messages from someone calling himself "citizen four." He turned out to be whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: Mapping the Midterm Elections

Friday, October 24, 2014

Next week, Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich will be traveling through the south—he's hoping to find out how folks are feeling just days ahead of the midterm elections.

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The Takeaway

New Series Shows a 'Twisted' & 'Paranoid' Nixon

Friday, October 24, 2014

In his new web series, "Nixon's the One," Harry Shearer transforms into President Nixon, reenacting bizarre moments from the president's White House tapes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2008): Yes We Can

Friday, October 24, 2014

Donna Brazile, Democratic political strategist, adjunct professor, author and columnist, reflects on President Obama's historic election in 2008.

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The Takeaway

ISIS: More Manson Family Than Religious Movement

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra, argues that extremism inherently appeals to those with mental illness because of their perceived lack of control in their own lives.

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Morning Edition

Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Friday, October 24, 2014

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.

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Morning Edition

With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Friday, October 24, 2014

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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Morning Edition

Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

Friday, October 24, 2014

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

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Morning Edition

Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

As the last white Democrat in the Deep South, Congressman John Barrow is a perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Friday, October 24, 2014

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Tests NYC, A Window Into Black Film History, and Nixon's Paranoia

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Takeaway explores New York City's response to the Ebola virus, a new exhibit that reveals a lost chapter of black history, and a new web series about President Nixon.

Slate Political Gabfest

The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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WNYC News

Disease Quarantines Have an Ugly History

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Public health officials must balance the public good and an individual's liberty.

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All Things Considered

Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

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All Things Considered

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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The Takeaway

How to Beat the 1 Percent at Politics

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new site billed as the Match.com of politics is designed to give regular people the information that big donors like the Koch brothers might have.

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The Takeaway

Language & Politics Divide Navajo Nation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Navajo Nation presidential candidate just got booted off the ballot because, like many young people in the tribe, he can't speak Navajo fluently. Now some wonder if the law is fair. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

3 on 1: Recapping the Governor's Debate

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief for Capital New York,and NY State Public Radio's Karen DeWitt recap Wednesday's gubernatorial debate in Buffalo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From Data to Door-Knocking: How Our Political Campaign is Faring

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We've crunched the data, learned from the pros, and made some robocalls. Now we're knocking on doors to tell people to just vote already.

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The Takeaway

Valerie Plame on The New Age of National Security

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Valerie Plame and her husband were whistleblowers in the lead up to the Iraq War. She reflects on Iraq today, Edward Snowden's revelations, and her new novel.

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