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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

How profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations could help bolster the middle class.

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All Things Considered

Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."

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The World

Britain could strip citizenship from those who join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria

Monday, September 01, 2014

The debate between security and civil liberties continues to heat up in the UK. More than 500 British citizens have reportedly gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, and the government wants to increase measures to make sure they don't bring violence with them when they return home.

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151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

Monday, September 01, 2014

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

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It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

Monday, September 01, 2014

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.

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Morning Edition

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Monday, September 01, 2014

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Labor Day Special

Monday, September 01, 2014

This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

Monday, September 01, 2014

Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe looks at how the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution and examines the court’s recent rulings.

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All Things Considered

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Christie, Cuomo — One Campaigns, The Other Doesn't

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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One governor has a re-election just days away — but he isn't the one campaigning. 

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The Summer of 2014, Racial Diversity, and Rewriting Memories

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This weekend, The Takeaway looks back at some Emmy nominees, diversity in friendships, and we examine why the summer of 2014 was awesome.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Friday, August 29, 2014

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

Friday, August 29, 2014

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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New Yorker: Political Scene

Dexter Filkins and Amy Davidson discuss Iraq and Syria.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dexter Filkins and Amy Davidson discuss Iraq and Syria.

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The World

Ukraine seeks NATO membership as Russia moves troops across the border

Friday, August 29, 2014

In an emergency meeting Friday, NATO condemned Russian military action in Ukraine and accused Moscow of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. Now, Kiev has announced its intention to seek NATO membership. But it's still not clear what Western countries can do to stop Russia's invasion.

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All Things Considered

Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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All Things Considered

Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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