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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Poverty Beat

Monday, April 21, 2014

For this week’s installment of our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Dale Maharidge, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Columbia Journalism School professor, and Greg Kaufmann, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former poverty correspondent for The Nation, discuss reporting on poverty and how poverty is portrayed—and why it’s under-covered—in the media.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Strong Convictions: Unshakable Faith and Covering Poverty

Monday, April 21, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Journalist Will Storr discusses tracking down climate change skeptics, devout creationists, and Holocaust deniers for his book, The Unpersuadables. Our Strapped series continues with a look at how the media reports on poverty and why the issue remains largely under-covered. Tony Dokoupil tells how his father went from small-time pot dealer to smuggling multiple tons of marijuana in the 1980s, exploding his life in the process.

Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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All Things Considered

In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

Friday, April 18, 2014

Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.

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Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith?

Friday, April 18, 2014

I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Friday, April 18, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

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All Things Considered

Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

Friday, April 18, 2014

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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All Things Considered

Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.

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The Takeaway

Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Friday, April 18, 2014

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor to President Carter and is now an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, examines the crisis in Ukraine, and urges a more hawkish response from President Obama.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | April 18, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Also on Today's Show: The fate of 115 female students abducted by Boko Haram remains uncertain....8 million people have signed up for health insurance...Friday is movie day on The Takeaway...Would you pay $10,000 for a luxury seat on a plane?

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New Jersey News

Meet Christie's New Ombudsman

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC

As part of the internal review into the scandals whirling around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, lawyers recommended the governor hire an ombudsman. On Friday, Christie announced that he appointed Patrick Hobbs for the position.

Age: 54

Hometown: Basking Ridge

Party: Democrat

Experience: Seton Hall Law School Dean and chair ...

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Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Friday, April 18, 2014

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.

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Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

Friday, April 18, 2014

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

Friday, April 18, 2014

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

Friday, April 18, 2014

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

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15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

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Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Friday, April 18, 2014

As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.

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Morning Edition

Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Friday, April 18, 2014

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

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Morning Edition

Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates

Friday, April 18, 2014

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.

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