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MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.

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All Things Considered

Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.

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The World

If Putin picks a fight with NATO, what's the West willing to do about it?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

With Russian troops invading eastern Ukraine, NATO is preparing its own military response — of a kind. The alliance is expected to announce the creation of a rapid reaction force that could send 4,000 soldiers to Eastern Europe within hours. But is that enough to deter Vladimir Putin?

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The Takeaway

Cracking the Myths About 'Evil' Genetically Modified Food

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Activists have long condemned GMOs for a host of problems, but the pro-nature movement may have turned anti-science, and it's threatening our ability to feed the world.

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The World

Scottish expats can't vote in the independence referendum, but they will have their say

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In a little over two weeks, Scots will decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK. Scottish expats won't get to vote. As you might imagine, many expats are not happy about that.

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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 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 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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