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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Friday, October 24, 2014

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Edward Snowden Chose Laura Poitras to Leak NSA Secrets To

Friday, October 24, 2014

The documentary filmmaker recounts what happened when she received messages from someone calling himself "citizen four." He turned out to be whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Quinn on Women's Equality Party

Friday, October 24, 2014

Christine Quinn, former City Council speaker, explains the new Women’s Equality Party that will be running 17 candidates on the November ballot (6 of them women).

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2008): Obama Wins the Election

Friday, October 24, 2014

Donna Brazile, Democratic political strategist, adjunct professor, author and columnist, reflects on President Obama's historic election in 2008.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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WNYC News

Disease Quarantines Have an Ugly History

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Public health officials must balance the public good and an individual's liberty.

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All Things Considered

Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

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All Things Considered

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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The Takeaway

How to Beat the 1 Percent at Politics

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new site billed as the Match.com of politics is designed to give regular people the information that big donors like the Koch brothers might have.

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The Takeaway

Language & Politics Divide Navajo Nation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Navajo Nation presidential candidate just got booted off the ballot because, like many young people in the tribe, he can't speak Navajo fluently. Now some wonder if the law is fair. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

3 on 1: Recapping the Governor's Debate

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief for Capital New York,and NY State Public Radio's Karen DeWitt recap Wednesday's gubernatorial debate in Buffalo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From Data to Door-Knocking: How Our Political Campaign is Faring

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We've crunched the data, learned from the pros, and made some robocalls. Now we're knocking on doors to tell people to just vote already.

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The Takeaway

Valerie Plame on The New Age of National Security

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Valerie Plame and her husband were whistleblowers in the lead up to the Iraq War. She reflects on Iraq today, Edward Snowden's revelations, and her new novel.

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Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Koch Brothers-backed American Future Fund is running online ads supporting Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, who backs marijuana legalization. The slogan? "More weed, less war."

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Morning Edition

Democrat Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.

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WNYC News

Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Voting; Debates; and Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner

Thursday, October 23, 2014

“Mad Men's” Matthew Weiner; “Planet Money’s” Adam Davidson; WNYC’s election project continues with canvassing and robocalls; and a recap of last night’s gubernatorial debate.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Gunman, A Spy, and A Fading Memory

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Takeaway explores the attack on the Canadian Parliament, Valerie Plame stops by to discuss the new state of national security, and we examine the life and legacy of Glenn Campbell.

Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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