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#Boycott Indiana

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New York Times Magazine correspondent Emily Bazelon offers legal analysis of the law that inspired the social media campaign "#Boycott Indiana."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Elizabeth Warren's Rise, and Political Future

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses her unlikely career in politics her new bestselling memoir, A Fighting Chance, and, hopefully, her upcoming political plans. 

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The Takeaway

Rising Nigerian-Australian Hip-Hop Star Remi Splashes Onto American Scene

Monday, March 30, 2015

Australian-born to Nigerian immigrants, Remi is a rising hip-hop star. The "intelligent" tagged rapper joins us to discuss the influence that Nigerian politics is having on his work.

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All Things Considered

Nigerians Await Results Of Closely-Contested Election

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, about the latest on Nigeria's elections.

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All Things Considered

Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.

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All Things Considered

After Reelection Win, Netanyahu Faces Demands From Right-Wing Base

Monday, March 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to form a center-right government following the election. But pressure from President Obama might make Netanyahu back off some campaign pledges.

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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

Monday, March 30, 2015

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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Schoolbook

Education Partisans Vow to Keep Fighting on Items Excluded From Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

The future of teacher evaluations, mayoral control of the city schools and the DREAM Act are still uncertain now that they're left out of the state budget.
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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President

Monday, March 30, 2015

In an interview with WBUR's Here & Now, the darling of the left again denies any interest herself. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence.

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On The Media

Episode 5: Marking Their Territory

Monday, March 30, 2015

Brooke discusses the fifth episode of House of Cards with Fred Kaplan and Patti Solis-Doyle.
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Indiana GOP To Revisit Law; Paper Weighs In With Full Page Editorial

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Makes a Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lawmakers in Albany have announced a budget deal. Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkind discusses the details of the deal, including what's missing and what made it in. 

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The Takeaway

Voters Could Decide Boston’s Bid for 2024 Olympics

Monday, March 30, 2015

The private group behind the effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston is calling for the voters of Massachusetts to decide whether the city should bid to host the Games.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Realpolitik in the Middle East

Monday, March 30, 2015

Between ISIS, Yemen and Iran, Pres. Obama has his hands full of conflicting interests in the Middle East. Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses the president's political strategy in the region.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bowe Bergdahl: Deserter, Victim, Hero

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dan Lamothe discusses Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who slipped away from his patrol base in Afghanistan, held in captivity for five years & is now being charged with desertion.

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Hillary's Email Controversy Hasn't Changed Much For 2016

Monday, March 30, 2015

Three weeks after Hillary Clinton's widely covered news conference about her use of private emails as secretary of state, polls continue to show her ahead of Republicans in the 2016 presidential race.

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WNYC News

'Just Vote Already' Boosts Bronx Turnout

Monday, March 30, 2015

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WNYC's get-out-the-vote experiment in one election district yields promising results.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Drug Addiction Among Mormons, A Rising Hip-Hop Star, and College Rejection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Today's Takeaways: Drug Addiction Among Mormons, A Rising Hip-Hop Star, and College Rejection

The Brian Lehrer Show

Bowe Bergdahl; Manhattan Boro President; Child Free by Choice

Monday, March 30, 2015

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer discusses her proposal to protect small storefront businesses; the decision not to have children; a look at the Bowe Bergdahl case.

All Things Considered

Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

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