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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Political and the Personal

Friday, September 04, 2015

Elizabeth Warren's unlikely career in politics. Scott Simon on his mother’s death. The Congolese “pygmy” exhibited at the World’s Fair. Dr. Ruth's life beyond being a sex therapist.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How Elizabeth Warren Fights for Reform in Washington

Friday, September 04, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses her unlikely career in politics, her memoir, and the two things she wants from big banks. 

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All Things Considered

Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.

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All Things Considered

Most Migrants Hope To Settle In Germany After Long Journey To Europe

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have struggled to reach Europe after fleeing war, oppression and poverty. The vast majority have one destination in mind: Germany.

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All Things Considered

Obama Clinches 34th Vote To Secure Iran Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry also boosted the deal in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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All Things Considered

A White Teen Was Killed By A Cop And No One Took To The Streets. Is That A Problem?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Teenager Zachary Hammond was killed by South Carolina police this summer under questionable circumstances. His family says they're struggling to get attention from the media because they're white.

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All Things Considered

Akron, Ohio, To Hold Fall Election After Long-Serving Mayor Resigns

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Akron, Ohio, had one of the longest serving mayors in the country. Now it's working on selecting its fourth mayor in less than a year after the long-time mayor abruptly resigned.

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All Things Considered

Biden Fuels Speculation Of Presidential Run With College Affordability Speech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Miami on Wednesday to talk about college affordability fueling speculation that he will launch a bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

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All Things Considered

U.N. Presents Bleak Outlook In Latest Report On Gaza

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A United Nations report says if things continue as they are now, Gaza won't be "habitable" by 2020. Water shortages are a major problem, among other things.

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Trump: Jeb Bush Should Be 'Speaking English'

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

In a newly published interview, Donald Trump reportedly said Bush should "set the example."

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Think Out Loud

Exhibit Looks At Impact of Riot Grrrl

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Exhibit Looks At Impact of Riot Grrrl by Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Think Out Loud

With The Fire In Your Face

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

With The Fire In Your Face by Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Think Out Loud

Is Science Research In Crisis

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Is Science Research In Crisis by Oregon Public Broadcasting

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All Things Considered

Is Marco Rubio The Candidate Republicans Date But Don't Marry?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Polls suggest GOP primary voters really like Rubio, but when it comes to casting a vote they seem less sure. Time might tell whether he can turn his paper appeal into real appeal.

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All Things Considered

Spreading The Word: Obamacare Is For Native Americans, Too

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Many Native Americans rely entirely on free care from the financially strapped Indian Health Service. Advocates say signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can broaden their choices.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigrants, How Would You Like Being Tracked Like "FedEx Packages"?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Callers who immigrated to the U.S. weigh in on GOP candidates' statements on immigrants, including Christie's suggestion that they should be tracked like "FedEx packages."

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All Things Considered

Hillary Clinton's Fight For Gefilte Fish

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Among thousands of emails released this week, there was a particularly fishy one.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reporter Roundtable: Upstate Sounds Off on Gov. Cuomo

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A panel of reporters from upstate New York discusses how their respective cities perceive Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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The Takeaway

Supporting Immigrant Students in Miami

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A teacher describes a community that embraces diversity.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Immigrant's One-Minute Take on Assimilation and "FedEx" Tracking

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A caller on the Brian Lehrer Show said she's offended by Governor Chris Christie's suggestion to track immigrant's like "FedEx packages."
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