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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Inside Story on the Largest Financial Settlement of All Time

Monday, August 25, 2014

Financial reporter William D. Cohan on JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement and investigating Wall Street dealings.

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WNYC News

Police, Protests and Primaries: This Week In Politics

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Our reporters weigh in as the mayor says he won't march on Staten Island, while Zephyr Teachout marches into the Democratic primary against Gov. Cuomo.

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WNYC News

Memories Still Burn in Bensonhurst Over the Death of Yusuf Hawkins

Friday, August 22, 2014

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Bensonhurst has changed a lot since 1989, when a white mob killed a black teenager and Al Sharpton was stabbed in a schoolyard. But among old-timers, tensions remain.

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All Things Considered

Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Friday, August 22, 2014

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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All Things Considered

For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: James Foley And Ferguson

Friday, August 22, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.

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WNYC News

Comptroller: $356M in Medicaid Funds Left Behind by Education Dept.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The New York City Comptroller says the city failed to secure $356 million in federal Medicaid payments.

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The Takeaway

China's Ethnic Uighurs Stir Up Tension

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Takeaway considers some of the reasons for the recent violence in China's Xinjiang Province. 

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of Aug. 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Are you a newsie? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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The World

Hamas tries to send a message to Israel — with an unprecedented mass execution

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hamas' public execution of suspected Israeli spies sent a clear message: If you work with Israel, you'll pay the steepest possible price. But the killings come after top commanders died in Israeli airstrikes, which could mean that the group is deeply vulnerable to Israeli intelligence.

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The Takeaway

War Against Ebola Rages On in Liberia

Friday, August 22, 2014

When it comes to the war being waged against Ebola, women are on the front lines. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, 75 percent of Ebola victims in Liberia are women.

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On The Media

Congress Keeps Getting Banned From Wikipedia

Friday, August 22, 2014

For the third time this summer, Congressional IPs have been blocked from editing Wikipedia.
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The Takeaway

Alaska Sees Possibility of First Native Governor

Friday, August 22, 2014

Alaskan gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott could become the state's first Native American governor, and only the second in the country's history.

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The Takeaway

When Does the U.S. Negotiate with Terrorists?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The public often hears the refrain, "The United States of America does not negotiate with terrorists.”  But is it really true that the U.S. makes no concessions to hostage-takers? 

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Morning Edition

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Friday, August 22, 2014

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Why Isn't Everyone Rioting?" Edition

Friday, August 22, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Mike Pesca. This week: The aftermath of Ferguson, a grisly provocation by ISIS, and a proposed lottery to spur voter turnout.

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Gabfest Radio

Is The Giver Still Relevant?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: more news from the Middle East's primary terror group, another film adaptation of a book, the influence of soundtracks and more.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hostage Negotiations, Battling Ebola, and Mad Men's Matthew Weiner

Friday, August 22, 2014

Does the U.S. really never negotiate with terrorists? Why are women dying more than men from Ebola? The Takeaway explores those questions, plus we have an inside look at "Mad Men."

Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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The World

The extremists who killed James Foley are as brutal as they are Internet savvy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Among the many disturbing aspects of the execution of journalist James Foley is the fact that it was part of a deliberate PR campaign. Groups like ISIS rely on hundreds of tech-savvy foreign fighters from the West to disseminate their radical vision — often with success.

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