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The Bitter Advertising Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, September 04, 2015

With Congress voting this month on the Iran nuclear agreement, ads from opponents and supporters of the deal are filling the airwaves. Hear a fact-check of the rhetoric and messaging.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Political and the Personal

Friday, September 04, 2015

Elizabeth Warren's unlikely career in politics. Scott Simon on his mother’s death. The Congolese “pygmy” exhibited at the World’s Fair. Dr. Ruth's life beyond being a sex therapist.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How Elizabeth Warren Fights for Reform in Washington

Friday, September 04, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses her unlikely career in politics, her memoir, and the two things she wants from big banks. 

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

The Economic Forecast

Thursday, September 03, 2015

John Cassidy and James Surowiecki join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the state of the economy.

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New Cellphone Surveillance Safeguards Imposed On Federal Law Enforcement

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.

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All Things Considered

Donald Trump Signs Loyalty Pledge Ruling Out 3rd Party Run

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Donald Trump signed a loyalty pledge Thursday saying he would not run on a third party ticket if he does not win the Republican domination. And Jeb Bush attacked Trump at an event in New Hampshire.

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All Things Considered

Ben Carson, The Other Republican Outsider On The Rise

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The retired neurosurgeon is rising in Iowa. He's drawn big crowds in the state and he's catching up with Donald Trump in the polls there. Like Trump, he has no background in elected office.

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All Things Considered

Colorado's Long-Lasting Birth Control Program For Teens May Not Last Long

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Colorado's experiment with long-lasting birth control proved a big success in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. But political backing has been hard to come by.

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All Things Considered

Religion Takes Spotlight In Final Days Of Nashville Mayoral Race

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Mayoral races often focus on issues such as traffic and development. And Nashville's current contest has camped out on those themes. But in the final days before voting concludes, one candidate is trying to turn attention to the religion of his opponent, characterizing her as "anti-Christian" in an effort to win over African-American voters.

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All Things Considered

Hungarian Police Attempt To Force Migrants Into Refugee Camp

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Hungarian police attempted to force migrants into a refugee camp today when their train was stopped before it reached the Austrian border.

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All Things Considered

Hungarian Prime Minister Says Migrants Are Germany's Problem

Thursday, September 03, 2015

At tense meetings in Brussels Thursday, the Hungarian prime minister said refugees threaten Europe's Christian identity. He also said the migrants should be Germany's responsibility because most of them want to travel there.

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All Things Considered

Kentucky Clerk Held In Contempt Of Court For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Kim Davis was held in contempt and taken into custody Thursday after she defied a Supreme Court order to issue marriage licenses. She says same-sex marriage goes against her religious beliefs.

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All Things Considered

Native American Goes Back To His Roots To Solve Garbage Problem On Reservations

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Navajo and Hopi tribes produce about 300 million pounds of waste a year. And there are few places to dump it, let alone recycle. The tribes do not have landfills — only overflowing waste transfer stations — so there are hundreds of illegal dump sites. One Hopi man is trying to change that.

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Think Out Loud

Data Centers In Central Oregon

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Data Centers In Central Oregon by Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Think Out Loud

I Scream, You Scream, 2 Guys Scream At Each Other About Ice Cream

Thursday, September 03, 2015

I Scream, You Scream, 2 Guys Scream At Each Other About Ice Cream by Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Think Out Loud

Portland Film Festival Now In Its Third Year

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Portland Film Festival Now In Its Third Year by Oregon Public Broadcasting

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The Takeaway

Kim Davis is In Jail. Here's What's Next For the Religious Freedom Debate.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A federal judge in Kentucky has found Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. But that doesn't mean this issue is settled.

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Fresh Air

How White Nationalist Groups Found Their Candidate In Donald Trump

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Reporter Evan Osnos says the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina's state house reinvigorated extremist white-rights groups. Then, he says, "into that moment dropped Donald Trump."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the (Potential) Candidate

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Activist and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig talks about his campaign to reform campaign spending - from the inside - by being elected president.

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Here's The 62-Word Pledge Donald Trump Signed

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Trump signed on to the Republican National Committee's pledge, saying he will support the eventual Republican nominee — something he wouldn't promise during the first debate.

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