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The Leonard Lopate Show

America’s Role in the Unfolding Chaos in Iraq

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: How did we get here? What went wrong? And what happens now?

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The Takeaway

Is America Still Israel's Best Friend?

Monday, July 28, 2014

The way most Americans understand our relationship with Israel has changed a great deal since the country's founding in 1948.

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The Takeaway

A Different Kind of Senate Candidate

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gil Fulbright may have is very own campaign bus, but Gil won’t be featured on the ballot come November, because he’s not even a real person. He’s a satirical character, a product of the bi-partisan organization Represent.Us, designed to highlight the corrupting influence of big money in politics.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Fix Broken Windows

Monday, July 28, 2014

A string of police abuse stemming from low-level crime arrests has opened up questions about whether Commissioner Bratton's "broken windows" is back, and whether it's working. With The New York Times editorializing against both Broken Windows and marijuana criminalization, we assess the policy with Josmar Trujillo, an organizer with New Yorkers Against Bratton, who has written that many New Yorkers were "fooled by the campaign rhetoric of...Mayor Bill de Blasio."

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The Takeaway

Congress Reaches Deal on Veterans Bill

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's the last week before Congress heads home for August recess, and we may actually see a break from the usual congressional gridlock when it comes to veterans affairs. House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise over the weekend to help the embattled veteran healthcare system.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Different Kind of Candidate, A Deal for Veterans, and The Rising Price of Chocolate

Monday, July 28, 2014

1. America: Israel's Best Friend? | 2. Deadly Ebola Virus Reaches U.S. Physicians | 3. You've Been Warned: The Price of Chocolate is Rising | 4. Congress Reaches Deal on Veterans Bill | 5. A Different Kind of Senate Candidate: On That Only Wants Your Money

The Brian Lehrer Show

Here Comes The Boom

Monday, July 28, 2014

There's a new subprime boom, based on auto loans given to people with poor credit, by the millions. One of the authors of a New York Times report on this issue explains. Plus:  The latest on the Governor Cuomo and the Moreland Commission; and how New York City is integrating computer classes into public schools.

Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.

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Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: A Dream of Peace, A Vacation From The News, and A Prescription for Play

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! Our weekend podcast consists of a round up of the week's best interviews and top stories. Catch up on the news you missed with some of these must-hear stories. 1. The Elusive Dream of Peace in Gaza | 2. How to Cope When the News is Grim & Overwhelming | 3. Tax Dodgers: U.S. Fears Firms Who Choose to be 'Un-American' |  4. 40 Years After Watergate, New Film Lets Nixon Speak in His Own Words | 5. Doctors Prescribe New Medicine For Kids: Go Outside

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'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Friday, July 25, 2014

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

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On The Media

Gazan Media

Friday, July 25, 2014

In Gaza, the media that locals have access to is primarily Hamas-controlled. Brooke talks with Sherine Tadros, a middle east correspondent for Sky News who's spent years reporting from the region, about what Gazans are seeing, and what many of them have come to believe.

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All Things Considered

As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

Friday, July 25, 2014

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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All Things Considered

Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Friday, July 25, 2014

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

Friday, July 25, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.

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All Things Considered

Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

Friday, July 25, 2014

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Comcast and the Future of Internet for All, NYC's Immigration Commish, and Why the Modern Bathroom Stinks.

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

Friday, July 25, 2014

New York City officials approved a plan for a separate entrance for low-income residents in a luxury building. Is the decision smart economics or discrimination? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

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