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Justice Department Taskforce Recommends Criminal Justice Reforms

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On Monday, a Justice Department taskforce announced a series of recommendations to reform law enforcement nationwide.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

'Rasheeda Speaking' on Race and Office Politics

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins and Cynthia Nixon, the actress, director and activist, talk about The New Group's production of the play "Rasheeda Speaking." 

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The Takeaway

Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Stories of Surviving Breast Cancer

Saturday, February 07, 2015

This is a special podcast focused on our six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Schaefer/Schwartz on Bob Dylan; Code-switching; Elder Care

Friday, February 06, 2015

ICYMI: 3 of our favorite segments from the week. First: John Schaefer and Jonathan Schwartz on the new Bob Dylan album; at 16:15, Code-switching; at 32:00, elder care with Ai-jen Poo.
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WNYC News

Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC presents a rare interview with Malcolm X conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer in 1961 when Malcolm X was still an active spokesman for Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

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The Takeaway

'Black or White,' 'Project Almanac,' 'Song One,' Sweatpants & Movie Therapy

Friday, January 30, 2015

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen cover all the bases with new releases, Sweatpants picks, an interview, Movie Therapy, and, of course, Trivia!
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The Takeaway

The Sound Of Public Radio Beyond 'Middle Aged White Dudes'

Friday, January 30, 2015

What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? One black contributor says minority voices often feel the need to code-switch to be heard.

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The Takeaway

Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 30, 2015

The co-hosts of The Movie Date Podcast, Rafer Guzman, a film critic for Newsday and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."

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The Takeaway

New Novel Explores Pressures of Undercover Cops

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Matthew Burgess's novel "Uncle Janice," a young undercover cop is anxious to meet her quota in order to earn a promotion.

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The Takeaway

Architect of 'Broken Windows' Defends His Theory

Monday, January 26, 2015

George Kelling, one of the professors behind the "broken windows" theory of policing, says cops should operate on behalf of citizens, not in the name of racking up arrests.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Delicate Intersection of Religion and Comedy

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guest host Aasif Mandvi talks with Dean Obeidallah about being a Muslim-American comedian, at home and abroad.

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The Takeaway

MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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The Takeaway

Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: The Words of MLK & Coretta Scott King

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King was a legendary orator whose voice has taken its place in the songs of American liberation. The Takeaway explores the words of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: The Great Migration

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has us thinking about America's Great Migration -- the epic struggle for freedom that saw six million people migrate north from the southern states before the civil rights era.  So we're revisiting Steve Paulson's conversation with Isabel Wilkerson re. her book, "The Warmth of Other Suns."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

BookMark: Charles Duhigg on "The Children"

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Charles Duhigg bookmarks "The Children" by David Haberstam.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson Juror Makes Moves to Tell All

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A grand juror in the Darren Wilson case has filed suit against St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough, in an effort to speak publicly about the case. 

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