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The Leonard Lopate Show

Writing a Diary in a Guantanamo Jail Cell

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. He has never been charged with a crime.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

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All Things Considered

Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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All Things Considered

Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

Saturday, January 24, 2015

President Obama arrives in India Saturday to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NPR's Scott Simon talks to India correspondent Julie McCarthy about what the trip means for U.S.-India relations.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Sex After Kids, A Nobel Winner, and Wham-O

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender podcast! 

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On The Media

Guantanamo Diary

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bob speaks with Larry Siems, the editor of Guantanamo Diary, a memoir by a Guantanamo Bay inmate imprisoned for more than 12 years without charge.

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On The Media

In Defense of Corporate Persons

Friday, January 23, 2015

Five years after the Citizens United decision, corporate and constitutional law professor Kent Greenfield defends corporate personhood as both a necessity and a potential liberal boon.

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On The Media

The YouTube Governor

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz looks at the calculated digital strategy that created Chris Christie's political brand.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

Friday, January 23, 2015

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

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All Things Considered

Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

Friday, January 23, 2015

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

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Why Would Marco Rubio Run For President? Why Wouldn't He?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is putting out the word that he is pushing ahead with a 2016 presidential run.

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5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

Friday, January 23, 2015

The president didn't stray far from his talking points, but the questions were surprisingly candid anyway.

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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

Friday, January 23, 2015

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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The Takeaway

Finding Optimism in Grim News

Friday, January 23, 2015

From terrorism to climate change, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry explains why we should be optimistic even in the face of grim news in this latest blog post.

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The Takeaway

Measles Hit Epicenter of Anti-Vaccine Movement

Friday, January 23, 2015

Over the few years, a number of Southern California parents have decided against vaccinating their children. A new measles outbreak in the area has public health officials concerned. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

There Are Still 'Three Men in a Room'

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sheldon Silver, despite facing corruption charges, is still one of "three men in a room" running things in Albany. We made a short video—with dolls—to illustrate what this means.

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