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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

How profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations could help bolster the middle class.

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Morning Edition

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Monday, September 01, 2014

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

Monday, September 01, 2014

Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe looks at how the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution and examines the court’s recent rulings.

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All Things Considered

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Christie, Cuomo — One Campaigns, The Other Doesn't

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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One governor has a re-election just days away — but he isn't the one campaigning. 

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The Summer of 2014, Racial Diversity, and Rewriting Memories

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This weekend, The Takeaway looks back at some Emmy nominees, diversity in friendships, and we examine why the summer of 2014 was awesome.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Friday, August 29, 2014

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

Friday, August 29, 2014

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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New Yorker: Political Scene

Dexter Filkins and Amy Davidson discuss Iraq and Syria.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dexter Filkins and Amy Davidson discuss Iraq and Syria.

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The World

Ukraine seeks NATO membership as Russia moves troops across the border

Friday, August 29, 2014

In an emergency meeting Friday, NATO condemned Russian military action in Ukraine and accused Moscow of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. Now, Kiev has announced its intention to seek NATO membership. But it's still not clear what Western countries can do to stop Russia's invasion.

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All Things Considered

Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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All Things Considered

Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial

Friday, August 29, 2014

A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court.

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The Takeaway

Ebola Virus Could Spread to 20,000

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Ebola virus has spread to yet another country in Africa. And now officials at the World Health Organization say that the virus could afflict more than 20,000 people.

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The Takeaway

Into The Heart of the Jihadist Ideology

Friday, August 29, 2014

How, really, is a homegrown terrorist born? Today The Takeaway explores how the grassroots mentality of ISIS is creating pockets of homegrown terrorists around the world.

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The Takeaway

Putin to Ukraine: You Are The New Nazis

Friday, August 29, 2014

Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued some harsh words, saying that Ukrainian leaders are behaving like Nazis.

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Morning Edition

Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Friday, August 29, 2014

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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