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John Lewis — The Art & Discipline of Nonviolence

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The civil rights movement John Lewis helped animate was -- as he tells it -- love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then -- and that he offers up for our common life even today.

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[Unedited] John Lewis with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The civil rights movement John Lewis helped animate was -- as he tells it -- love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then -- and that he offers up for our common life even today.

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On Being

Vincent Harding — Civility, History, and Hope [remix]

Thursday, February 07, 2013

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[Unedited] Vincent Harding with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 07, 2013

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Arnold Eisen — The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel [remix]

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Abraham Joshua Heschel insisted that the opposite of good is not evil, it is indifference. Born into an esteemed Hasidic family in Poland in 1907, he was a mystic who wrote transcendent, poetic words about God. At the same time, he marched alongside Marti

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[Unedited] Arnold Eisen with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Abraham Joshua Heschel insisted that the opposite of good is not evil, it is indifference. Born into an esteemed Hasidic family in Poland in 1907, he was a mystic who wrote transcendent, poetic words about God. At the same time, he marched alongside Marti

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The All In Gabfest

Friday, November 16, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and special guest Ta-Nahisi Coates. This week: The Petraeus Affair, the fiscal cliff and a challenge to the Voting Rights Act.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

James M. Cain, Popular Novelist, Argues to Strengthen Authors' Rights, 1946

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WNYC

Novelist and screenwriter James M. Cain promotes his idea for an American Authors Authority that would treat literature as "property." Though it never caught on at the time, Cain's plan offers insight on present-day debates about copyrights. 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Calvin Trillin on the Freedom Riders.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Calvin Trillin on the Freedom Riders.

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The Takeaway

Father of First US Citizen Marked for Kill Or Capture Challenges CIA in Court

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Can the U.S. government or its agents kill an American citizen even if he is a non-combatant? Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim Cleric born in America and hiding in Yemen, has called for a Jihad against America and is clearly inciting violence against his native land. But as his own father will argue in front of a federal judge today, that may not mean he should be marked for death or capture by the C.I.A.. The law suit, filed in Washington by two human rights organizations on behalf of al-Awlaki's father, argues that the U.S. government shouldn't be allowed to kill an American citizen who isn't on the battlefield without a judicial review.

 

 

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WQXR News

New Voting Machines Under Fire

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A coalition of civil rights groups are suing New York's Board of Elections in federal court over what they say is a design flaw in the way new electronic voting machines are set up that could lead to thousands of votes being thrown out.

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On Being

Mercedes Doretti — Laying the Dead to Rest [remix]

Thursday, April 15, 2010

With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Arge

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[Unedited] Mercedes Doretti with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 15, 2010

With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Arge

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

David Remnick on the heroes of the civil-rights era

Monday, February 08, 2010

David Remnick on the heroes of the civil-rights era.

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WNYC News

Tenants Outraged Over Broken Elevators

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Disabled tenants who live in New York City's public housing are filing a federal class action lawsuit to force the New York City Housing Authority to fix and maintain its elevators. The tenants say disability and human rights laws are being violated. Phyllis Gonzalez lives on the 12th floor of NYCHA Chelsea Houses and relies on a wheelchair. When elevators break, she says she's stranded in her apartment. As she spoke, she was interrupted by the sound of an alarm signaling that someone was stuck in the elevator. The doors opened moments later.

The elevator issue first drew public attention last August, when a five-year-old boy, Jacob Neuman, died trying to escape from a stalled elevator in his Brooklyn housing complex. Many residents say the problems are chronic, and Gonzalez notes it's especially hard for people who have health conditions.


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The Takeaway

Vermont house votes on same sex marriage bill

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Today, Vermont’s House of Representatives votes on a controversial bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state. The bill has come under fire from Vermont Governor Jim Douglas who has vowed to veto the legislation if it passes. Douglas's statements have drawn both praise and condemnation. The Takeaway talks to Ross Sneyd, news editor with Vermont Public Radio.

Portia de Rossi did a public service announcement on the gay marriage issue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

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On Being

Leila Ahmed — Muslim Women and Other Misunderstandings [remix]

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Is there such a thing as the Muslim world? Is the "veil" a sign of submission or courage? Is our Western concern about women in Islam really a concern for the well-being of women? Our guest, Egyptian-American Leila Ahmed, challenges current thought on the

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Joan Brown Campbell and Thomas Hoyt, Jr. — Living Reconciliation: Two Ecumenical Pioneers

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Two people with unique perspectives both discovered ecumenism — the movement to reconcile Christian churches — during the Civil Rights era. They'll describe what they've learned about grappling with vexing clashes of difference, and why reconciliation amo

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Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad — Serving Country, Serving Allah

Thursday, May 26, 2005

There are an estimated 4,000 Muslim soldiers in the U.S. military, though some counts place that number much higher. We'll speak with the first Muslim imam in the US Army Chaplaincy -- Major Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad -- about Iraq, faith, and military servic

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Joseph Califano — Religion and Politics

Thursday, July 15, 2004

We speak with Washington insider Joseph Califano, a devout, lifelong Catholic, who held key positions inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter administrations. Califano provides frank insight into the practical difficulties of applying religious ideals in

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