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PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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Today's Takeaways: Honoring Courage or Hostility, Moving Beyond Margaritas, and Being Big Bird

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the controversy surrounding the PEN American and Charlie Hebdo, we dig into the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo, and Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch drop by.

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Texas Police Kill Gunmen at Anti-Islam Group Meeting

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Has Freedom of Speech Run Its Course With the MTA?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Last week, the MTA voted to reject advertisements containing political viewpoints. WNYC reporter Kate Hinds discusses the MTA's attempt to eliminate controversial ads from subways.

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Today's Takeaways: DOJ Reforms Fall Short, Women's Healthcare Ignored, and A Game Played With Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Takeaway explores the a new report on police reforms, an investigation in to Obamacare mandates, and a new documentary film.

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The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mom of the Year; Food Truck Permits; Subway Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore's so-called "#MomOfTheYear;" reforming the food truck permit system; an update on Nepal's earthquake; when America became a Christian nation & subway adventures.

The Brian Lehrer Show

'Christian America' as a Counter to the New Deal

Friday, May 01, 2015

Princeton professor Kevin Kruse says the idea that America has always been an officially Christian nation dates back no further than the New Deal in the 1930s.

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Amid Crisis, Nepalis Turn to Buddhist Culture

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The death toll from last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 5,000. How does the Buddhist faith and culture help the Nepali people in a time of such suffering? 

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Today's Takeaways: A Socialist President, An Empty Stadium, and Buddhism in Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Takeaway explores Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, the latest game played by the Baltimore Orioles, and Buddhist faith in Nepal.

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Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

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To Thee I Wed: The Arguments For & Against Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that may decide once and for all whether gay couples have the same rights to marry as straight couples. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Fight Bigotry...With Delightful Posters

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The comedians Negin Farsad & Dean Obeidallah discuss their "Fighting-Bigotry-With-Delightful-Posters" campaign, conceived as a response to ads on the MTA that demonized Muslims.

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Real Voices of Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As the city looks to heal, we're bringing you a few moments after a night of fear, violence, and heartbreak. 

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Pope Francis Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pope Francis is hosting a Vatican conference on climate change in anticipation of a major announcement on the environment to be made this summer. 

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PEN Writers Protest; Sen. Warren's Influence on Hillary; Food Industry Changes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The (Senator) Warren effect; the novelist Francine Prose; big changes to the food industry & an exploration of the most controversial elements of the Quran. 

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Today's Takeaways: Baltimore Burns, Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court, and The Pope Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the riots in Baltimore, we look at same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and we have an update on a Vatican conference on global warming.

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A Blind Eye No More: The West's Responsibility in The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are dying while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy. Many argue that the West is finally seeing the consequences of abandonment—and months of denial.

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Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

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The Sounds of Liberation from The Depths of a Concentration Camp

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Takeaway looks back on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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