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The Takeaway

Britain's Political Powerhouse: Nicola Sturgeon

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon, labeled the most powerful woman in the U.K., may tip the balance of power in the U.K. elections on May 7, 2015.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Coming of Age Vampire Romance That Isn't Twilight

Friday, January 23, 2015

When a series of mysterious killings plagues a neighborhood, two young misfits forge a deep connection, in John Tiffany's production of Let The Right One In.

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PRI's The World

Alex Salmond's resignation is a 'sea change' in Scottish politics

Friday, September 19, 2014

The atmosphere around Scotland's independence vote was electric, and BBC radio host and Scottish native Rhod Sharp says he could feel it all the way from New England, where he watched the referendum and its historic aftermath unfold.

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PRI's The World

Scottish independence may have lost, but Britain may be changed forever

Friday, September 19, 2014

Many supporters of the "Yes" campaign were in tears after a decisive loss in Scotland's independence vote. But London had to promise a raft of new local powers to keep Scotland in the UK, and those promises may change the nature of the British union for Northern Ireland, Wales and England, too.

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PRI's The World

Why a small city in Pakistan supplies the world with Scottish bagpipes

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Whatever the outcome of the referendum in Scotland, one aspect of traditional Scottish culture will continue to have a surprisingly close link to a far off part of the world. Outside of Scotland, the world’s largest manufacturer of traditional bagpipes is Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

Scots Cast Historic Independence Vote

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With voting in Scotland's independence referendum underway, one Scottish family weighs in with different opinions about their country's future.

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PRI's The World

The Scottish independence movement learned from Quebec's failed votes for separation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For separatists in Quebec, a couple of failed tries at an independence referendum have led to what some there call "neverendum." The Scottish independence movement learned a few key lessons from Canada's experience. And now Quebec separatists might learn from Scotland if the "Yes" campaign wins on Thursday.

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The Takeaway

Scottish Actor James McAvoy on Independence

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Actor and Scotland native James McAvoy talks about his feelings on Scottish independence, and shares his perspective on what it means for the future of his homeland. 

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The Takeaway

Scotland the Brave? Paying The Price for Independence

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The stakes are high for Scotland, whose voters will decide in two days whether or not to split from England—for good. Here’s what a separation would mean for both sides.

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Top Five Works That Celebrate Scotland

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Since the 17th century Scotland has inspired composers both within and outside of its borders, including these five great works.

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PRI's The World

Muslim leaders in Scotland say ISIS has 'no right to call itself Islamic'

Monday, September 15, 2014

Over the weekend, the militant group ISIS posted a video showing another beheading. This time, it was of a Scottish aid worker. Muslim leaders in Scotland have banded together to reject the group's claim to Islam. Terrorism, they say, twists their religion's teachings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Scottish Independence Vote: Too Close To Call

Monday, September 15, 2014

As Scotland prepares to vote on its independence from Great Britain, a BBC political correspondent explains why politicians and some business leaders are hoping for a "no" vote. 

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PRI's The World

The small town of Oban debates whether to take a risk on Scottish independence

Friday, September 12, 2014

Scotland's independence referendum takes place next week and the polls show a surprisingly narrow race. In the fishing town of Oban, business owners are divided over whether to gamble the present for a chance that an independent Scotland will be stronger and better.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Scottish referendum outcome too close to call

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scottish referendum outcome too close to call

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PRI's The World

If Scotland leaves the UK, the country's flag, the Union Jack, may need a makeover

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

On September 18, Scots will vote on leaving the United Kingdom. But the blue and white Scottish flag is an integral part of the UK's famous Union Jack, so what happens if Scotland votes yes?

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PRI's The World

A Scottish teen gets serious about his chance to vote in Scotland’s bid for independence from Britain

Friday, September 05, 2014

A referendum on Scottish independence is now just days away. And for the first time ever, 16- and 17-year-olds have been given the vote. One Scottish family has dived into this debate with the help of an enthusiastic teenage son — but they still can't decide.

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Soundcheck

Belle And Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch On Making 'God Help The Girl'

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Belle And Sebastian frontmant talks about his first foray into the world of film directing, and discusses some of the movie musicals that inspired him. 

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PRI's The World

Scottish expats can't vote in the independence referendum, but they will have their say

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In a little over two weeks, Scots will decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK. Scottish expats won't get to vote. As you might imagine, many expats are not happy about that.

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PRI's The World

On this Scottish island, you have no choice but to unplug

Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer is the busiest time of year for the islands off the west coast of Scotland. People say each island is unique and, for some, there's nowhere more beautiful. But some residents of the Isle of Coll fear they may soon lose what makes their home so special — its near-total lack of cell phone coverage.

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The Takeaway

Will Scotland Vote for Independence?

Monday, August 18, 2014

A month from today, just over 4 million people in Scotland will get to vote in a historic referendum on whether their country should become independent for the first time in more than 300 years. 

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