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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Presidential Apology

Friday, April 24, 2015

An analysis of President Obama's personal apology and the impact of US-led drone warfare in Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

On Tax Day, Where's the Tax Reform?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You've either filed, are filing, or are filing an extension, but what if we had a deadline for Congress and the president for a comprehensive tax overhaul? 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Live at the Bell House Edition

Friday, April 10, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the shooting death of Walter Scott by North Charleston, SC police officer Michael Slager, the possibility of a President Rand Paul, and the sesquicentennial anniversary of the assassination of Abraham

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Say It with Me: President Ted Cruz" Edition

Friday, March 27, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Jamelle Bouie discuss the presidential ambitions of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Supreme Court case involving license plates and the Confederate flag, and the deliberate downing of a German airliner.

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The Takeaway

Sen. Ted Cruz Announces Bid For President

Monday, March 23, 2015

The 2016 presidential election is heating up, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz has officially thrown his hat in the ring.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was in trouble with the law, but today he is part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color. Noah recently had the chance to record a StoryCorps interview with President Barack Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah's life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tell Us Something About An Obscure President

Monday, February 16, 2015

It's Presidents Day and it's REALLY cold out. Join us for an indoors-only activity: learning something new about an obscure US president.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Body Man

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In photos of the president from 2007 to 2011, there's someone next to him without an earpiece or Secret Service shades. Reggie Love tells us what it was like to be Obama's personal aide.

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The Takeaway

Can American Presidents Still Do Big Things?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What we expect of our president likely differs by party affiliation, but the historical records shows that some presidents are more effective than others. Why?

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You Edition

Friday, January 16, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the fallout from the French terrorist attack, whether Mitt Romney is really weighing a third presidential run, and Obama's ambition to make community college tuition free.

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99% Invisible

146- Mooallempalooza

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As you probably know, 99% Invisible is a show about the built world, about things manufactured by humans. We don't tend to do stories about animals or nature. But our friend Jon Mooallem writes brilliant stories about the weird interactions between ani...

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Why Close Guantanamo When You Can Open Havana?" Edition

Friday, December 19, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba with guest Will Dobson. They also talk about Jeb Bush's possible, potential, probable presidential run and Slate's Year of Outrage.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Mexican president under fire

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mexican president under fire

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Studio 360

Why Richard Nixon Declared October Country Music Month

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 1969, President Richard Milhous Nixon heard Merle Haggard's hit "Okie From Muskogee," and the first line—"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee"—gives a hint to why Nixon liked it.
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Slate Political Gabfest

Political: The Jump the Fence Edition

Friday, October 03, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the bungling, bullying Secret Service, the possibility that Mitt Romney may still harbor presidential ambitions, and the peculiar Senate race in Kansas.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "What Does Congress Do All Day?" Edition

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz with special guests Jamelle Bouie and Annie Lowrey. This week: Continued violence in the Middle East, a potential lawsuit against Obama, and a small victory for the pro-choice contingent in the South.

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Soundcheck

Carla Bruni: A Chanteuse Of 'Little French Songs'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Soundcheck guest host Kurt Andersen talks with the former First Lady of France about her fourth album, Little French Songs, released earlier this year -- and she performs a bilingual live set in the studio. 

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FT Big Read

Hillary Clinton and the permanent campaign

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hillary Clinton and the permanent campaign

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fallout from the European elections

Monday, May 26, 2014

The fallout from the European elections

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