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The Leonard Lopate Show

Barney Frank on His Improbable Journey

Friday, April 25, 2014

Barney Frank, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013, talks about his political career, his time in Washington, and being the first openly gay congressman. He’s the subject of a new documentary, “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” a peek into his life as he was on the verge of his retirement. “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” is showing in New York Sunday, April 27, 2:30 pm, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Politics and Performance: Barney Frank, 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa, and How to do Drag

Friday, April 25, 2014

Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: we’ll take a look at inequality in South Africa as the country marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of Apartheid and South Africa’s first free elections. Then, former U.S. Representative Barney Frank talks about his political career as the first openly gay congressman. The director of “Ida,” talks about the film. And this week’s Please Explain is all about drag!

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Post-Apartheid Generation in South Africa

Friday, April 25, 2014

This spring, South Africa will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of apartheid and the first free elections. Although the country has come far, the inequalities that once divided the races now grow within them. In After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa, award-winning sociologist Katherine S. Newman and Ariane De Lannoy profile seven people—black, white, “coloured,” and immigrant—to reveal what life is like in South Africa today.

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The Takeaway

Here's What the Future of Voting Looks Like

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Many agree that technology can and should simplify the electoral process in this country. But in practice, what will the future of voting in America look like?

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The Takeaway

Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies

Thursday, April 24, 2014

President Obama is walking a tightrope—he must balance U.S. relationships with China, Japan, and South Korea as a huge trade deal hangs in the pendulum. Can the president keep his footing steady?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Airbnb and the Law

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Airbnb, the short-term apartment renting web-based service, is trying to navigate its way through a legal gray zone, past subpoenas and taxes. Matt Flamm, senior reporter at Crain's New York, updates the latest developments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

US Government's Fatal Flaw - Regulations

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Philip K. Howard, founder and chair of Common Good and the author of The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014), argues that government is broken, not because of politics, but a reliance on anachronistic rules and regulations at the expense of common sense.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Goodbye Net Neutrality?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The FCC proposed new rules that would leave the concept of net neutrality all but dead. David Carr, media columnist and culture reporter for the New York Times and Nancy Scola, a reporter who covers the intersections of technology, politics, and policy for publications like Reuters, the Washingtonian, and theAtlantic.com, discuss this and the case Aereo is making before the Supreme Court.

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Schoolbook

NYC Officials Expect a 'Big Lift' in Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, April 24, 2014

There's no doubt that rolling out thousands of new pre-kindergarten seats by September will be a big lift for New York City. Two members of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said so themselves, and acknowledged some of the obstacles at an event Wednesday night.

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The Takeaway

New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions | Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies | Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Three American Doctors Killed in Afghanistan | New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions | How Video Game Performance Can Determine Hiring and Firing | FDA Proposes New Rules for E-Cigs | Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble? | Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies | Here's What ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Rules They Are A-Changin’

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Home ownership is still a major part of the American dream. But after you crunch the numbers, is it even worth it? Plus: an argument that government is ineffective because of outdated rules and regulations; and what happens in a year with AmeriCorps’ City Year program. 

WNYC News

New Sanitation Chief: UES Garbage Facility Is Moving Forward

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WNYC

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the proposed East 91 St. Marine Transfer Station was moving forward, but she's ready to meet with opponents of the plan.

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Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?

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Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

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The Takeaway

Report: FBI Coerces U.S. Muslims to Spy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The FBI has been coercing Muslims living in the United States to spy on other Muslims by threatening to put or keep them on the federal no-fly list.

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The Takeaway

Hamas and Fatah Reach Unity Deal

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

After meeting in Gaza, the two main rival Palestinian factions—Fatah and Hamas—have come to a new agreement. The groups say they have formed a "unity" government together.

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The Takeaway

Voting in Congress? There May be an App for That

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One lawmaker believes Congress should spend less time in D.C. He's come up with a proposal that would grant Congress the power to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings remotely.

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Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.

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A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.

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Kansas Residents To First Lady: Stay Out

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Guest restrictions and increased security measures are looming as Michelle Obama plans to appear at a Kansas high school graduation next month. Thousands have petitioned to revoke her invitation.

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