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What's In a Name

Monday, July 06, 2015

On The Media tells the story of one Pennsylvania paper that stopped using the word "Redskin" when referring to Washington's pro football team. 

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All Things Considered

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Friday, July 03, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: New GOP Candidates, Donald Trump

Friday, July 03, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's GOP announcements.

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All Things Considered

Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Friday, July 03, 2015

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump's appeal to the state's voters.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Friday, July 03, 2015

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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All Things Considered

A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

Friday, July 03, 2015

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

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Morning Edition

Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

Friday, July 03, 2015

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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Morning Edition

As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Friday, July 03, 2015

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Killers and Rapists Edition

Friday, July 03, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Matt Yglesias recap the recently ended Supreme Court term, discuss the dire economic situation in Greece, and debate the worthiness of Donald Trump's candidacy. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by SundanceNow Doc Club! The new streaming service for everyone who loves documentaries. Discover unforgettable films like The Queen of Versailles, The Staircase, and The Weather Underground. To get a free 30-day trial go to docclub.com/gabfest. And by Ziprecruiter. With Ziprecruiter, you can post your job to over 100 job sites with a single click and an interface that's easy to use. Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter for free! Go to ZipRecruiter.com/gabfest. And by Trunk Club. Answer a few simple questions about your look, style, and size, and receive a trunk full of great looking clothes that fit perfectly and make you look amazing. Only pay for the clothes you keep, and shipping is free. Go to TrunkClub.com/gabfest. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus. Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest

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On The Media

Behind the Myth of the Welfare Queen

Friday, July 03, 2015

The real story behind Linda Taylor, the woman who became immortalized as the infamous welfare queen. 

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The Takeaway

Tales From The Towers

Friday, July 03, 2015

This holiday weekend, we're exploring a special place that's come to represent an enduring symbol of patriotism and freedom in American culture: The World Trade Center.

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On The Media

The (Perceived) Tragedy of Greece

Friday, July 03, 2015

Greece's financial house is in ruins, they're destroying the Eurozone, and it's all their fault. Or not.

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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

Thursday, July 02, 2015

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

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Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.

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All Things Considered

Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do'

Thursday, July 02, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Tony Blinken, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and the former deputy national security advisor for President Obama, about the latest on the negotiations with Iran.

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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the Confederacy.

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All Things Considered

Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.

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All Things Considered

Obama Touts New Federal Overtime Pay Rule In Wisconsin

Thursday, July 02, 2015

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin Friday to tout the administration's new proposed rule that could make 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Gary Hart, Russian Spies & Black Tar Heroin

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's 3 favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them!
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