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The Brian Lehrer Show

Keeping NYC Accessible

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Commissioner Victor Calise of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities talks about expanding access in New York City.

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The Takeaway

Battling For Civil Rights in Indiana and Arkansas

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is backtracking on the state's religious freedom law. Now, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson must decide whether to sign a similar bill in his state.

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The Takeaway

Hillary Declares 2016 Run, Files For Divorce

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Records filed in Westchester County, New York appear to reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has both filed paperwork for a 2016 presidential run, and filed for divorce.

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On The Media

Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of the season with two veteran political reporters.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Rise and Fall, And Rise Again, of Andrew Cuomo

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A new biography on the legacy, and tumultuous history, of Andrew Cuomo.

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Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.

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Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers For Changes To 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana measure sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.

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WNYC News

Feds Grant $3B to NYC Public Housing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used for repairs and resiliency measures at 33 city public housing developments.

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All Things Considered

Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region.

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Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs.

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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday.

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Schoolbook

New York Budget Increases School Funding, Amends Teacher Eval Rules

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Under deadline pressure, Democrats in Albany reluctantly agreed to a deal on how teachers are evaluated despite opposition from educators and policy makers across the state.
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Watchdog Groups File Complaints Against Likely Candidates

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two liberal groups say some politicians have crossed the legal line that defines a candidacy in campaign finance law, even though they haven't declared anything yet.

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All Things Considered

Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Six world powers and Iran will extend their deadline by a day to form a preliminary nuclear agreement.

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All Things Considered

Opposition Candidate Defeats Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Former military leader Mohammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a Nigerian presidential election.

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All Things Considered

Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the continuing controversy surrounding his state's religious freedom law Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The White House proposal will be submitted at the next big climate meeting in Paris this December. It marks the beginning of a worldwide plan for countries to combat climate change.

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What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs," said Jeb Bush. Hillary Clinton tweeted: "Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Elizabeth Warren "Will Always Be an Outsider"

Tuesday, March 31, 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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