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The Takeaway

Should GMOs Help Feed a Hot & Hungry World?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Activists have long condemned genetically modified crops for a host of problems. Here, a leading activist explains why he changed his mind.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Options From Iraq to Ukraine

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The White House continues to pivot between Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine and the Islamic State in Iraq. Are there any good options left for the Obama Administration?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In Syria, Do We "Have a Strategy Yet"?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

President Obama said he "doesn't have a strategy yet" when it comes to intervening in Syria. New York Times correspondent David Sanger discusses what we know about what comes next.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NYS Senate 11th District

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

An introduction to two of the candidates running for New York State Senate in District 11, Queens: incumbent Tony Avella and challenger John Liu, former Comptroller.

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The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

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Morning Edition

Obama Fires Opening Salvo In Fall Congressional Campaign

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.

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Morning Edition

Sen. Menendez Wants Ukraine Supplied With Defensive Weapons

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

David Greene talks to Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the situation in Ukraine. The New Jersey Democrat has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Hour of Unconventional Wisdom

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Today, The Takeaway explores the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the comeback of passenger pigeons, and a change of heart in the GMO debate.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing Times

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

State senate candidates; how to help chronically drowsy teens; and a novel set in the tumultuous newspaper business of the 1990s. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

How profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations could help bolster the middle class.

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The World

A former UN relief coordinator says Iraqi and Syrian refugees pose the biggest humanitarian crisis of our generation

Monday, September 01, 2014

Jan Egeland says the current crisis caused by the Syrian civil war affects far more people than the notorious violence in Rwanda and the Balkans more than a decade ago. And the former UN official says no nation is addressing it — from the West to the Arab World, or powers like China and Russia.

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All Things Considered

Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."

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The World

Britain could strip citizenship from those who join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria

Monday, September 01, 2014

The debate between security and civil liberties continues to heat up in the UK. More than 500 British citizens have reportedly gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, and the government wants to increase measures to make sure they don't bring violence with them when they return home.

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151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

Monday, September 01, 2014

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

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It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

Monday, September 01, 2014

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.

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Morning Edition

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Monday, September 01, 2014

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

Monday, September 01, 2014

Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe looks at how the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution and examines the court’s recent rulings.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Labor Day Special

Monday, September 01, 2014

This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. 

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All Things Considered

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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