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Hillary Clinton's Cash Flows

Monday, April 27, 2015

New York Times reporter Mike McIntire discusses the news that Hillary Clinton approved a deal with a Russian uranium company that also donated money to the Clinton Foundation. 

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The Takeaway

U.S. May Lift Ban on Paying Ransoms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior officials say a White House-ordered advisory board will recommend lifting the ban on paying ransoms for U.S. hostages held overseas.

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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Morning Edition

Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Monday, April 27, 2015

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.

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Morning Edition

Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

Monday, April 27, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.

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WNYC News

What The Candidates to Replace Grimm Are Not Talking About

Monday, April 27, 2015

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In a special congressional election in Brooklyn and Staten Island next month, there's one issue neither of the main candidates wants to talk about.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clinton Foundation’s Cash Flow; Culture of Distraction; NYC on Foot

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Clinton Foundation’s questionable cash flow; banning credit checks in the hiring process; a culture of distraction; great NYC walking routes & Bruce Jenner as trans spokesperson.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a standup routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Saturday, April 25, 2015

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.

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With Tears And Thanks, Attorney General Eric Holder Says Goodbye

Friday, April 24, 2015

In his final day on the job, Holder offered NPR some final reflections including recent criticism of weaponized drones and why he calls same-sex marriage the "civil rights struggle of our time."

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Clinton Foundation, Drone Strikes

Friday, April 24, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Clinton Foundation financial news and drone strikes.

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All Things Considered

California Cities Struggle To Meet Water Conservation Targets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.

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All Things Considered

Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.

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The Takeaway

Migrant Crisis on the Med: At Sea With The Smugglers

Friday, April 24, 2015

VICE News shares chilling footage from the Libyan coast guard and travels to detention centers in Libya, where we hear detained migrants speak of torture and human rights violations.

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On The Media

Narratives of Migration

Friday, April 24, 2015

The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean brings this year's death toll to an estimated 1,750. But popular response to the tragedy, especially in the UK, has been mixed. 

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The Takeaway

The Armenian Genocide: Two Friends Break Decades of Silence

Friday, April 24, 2015

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry grew up next to an Armenian family. Though decades have passed, he discusses the genocide with his childhood friend for the first time.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: David Brooks, Big Weed & the New Whitney Museum

Friday, April 24, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: David Brooks (First) | How To Sell (Legal) Pot (Starts at 49:12) | The New Whitney Museum (Starts at 1:20:37)
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