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Intelligence Squared: Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. Some argue that the American Dream is dying as a result, while others believe the concept is a politicized red herring.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ira and Alec, In Conversation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For the return of Here's The Thing, Alec Baldwin thought, who better to have as a guest than Ira Glass, the Taylor Swift of public radio podcasts?

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The Takeaway

Rebuilding Community Trust in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A city reeling from pain is forced to look forward. But how do you build a bridge between officials and a community that is so angry and so disenchanted with their leadership? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Pensions Change

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bob Grady resigned as NJ State Pension Fund overseer. David Sirota and Dan Primack discuss why.

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The Takeaway

A New Secretary of Defense, a New Military Strategy?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comes as America's war strategy in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan is in the midst of total upheaval.

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The Takeaway

Why It's So Hard to Indict a Police Officer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When it comes to police shootings, few officers are ever indicted, much less convicted. Is it time to change the law? 

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The Takeaway

Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A grand jury that was deliberating the fate of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson decided not to indict him for 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.

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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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Morning Edition

Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

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Morning Edition

White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Ferguson Grand Jury Doesn't Indict; Alec Baldwin & Ira Glass

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A look at the evidence in Ferguson; Alec Baldwin and Ira Glass; new racial demographics of America; NJ pension fund politics; and authors Azar Nafisi, Jacqueline Woodson.

The Brian Lehrer Show

New America

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

William Frey shares the good news about diversity and the globailized, multiracial country the United States is becoming.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Takeaway explores the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, and we also examine the implications of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's departure.

All Things Considered

After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

Monday, November 24, 2014

As President Obama's executive action on immigration starts taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.

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All Things Considered

Hagel Struggled To Stay On The Same Page As The White House

Monday, November 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel resigned as Defense Secretary on Monday after a tenure in which he wasn't always on the same page as the White House.

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All Things Considered

House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

Monday, November 24, 2014

Two House committees of jurisdiction have found no wrongdoing in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The House Select Committee created by a House vote this year will nevertheless press on with its own investigation.

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All Things Considered

Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

Monday, November 24, 2014

There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?

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The Takeaway

Uncertainty Swirls in Ferguson

Monday, November 24, 2014

In Ferguson, Missouri, the mood is tense ahead of a grand jury decision on whether officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. 

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Morning Edition

Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.

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Morning Edition

Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Monday, November 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

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