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The Takeaway

Struggling With the Right to Die Years After Kevorkian

Monday, March 23, 2015

The man known as Dr. Death got the nation talking about doctor-assisted suicide. Now some states have laws allowing the practice. 

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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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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Consequences of the US-Cuba rapprochement

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Consequences of the US-Cuba rapprochement

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Prospects for peace in Syria

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Prospects for peace in Syria

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is Obama becoming a lame duck?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Is Obama becoming a lame duck?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Xi-Obama summit

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Xi-Obama summit

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The debate over intervention in Syria

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The debate over intervention in Syria

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What the strange trial of a dead man tells us about Putin's Russia

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What the strange trial of a dead man tells us about Putin's Russia

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How dangerous is North Korea's nuclear test?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How dangerous is North Korea's nuclear test?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fiscal cliff agreement: lasting solution or just a brief respite?

Friday, January 04, 2013

The fiscal cliff agreement: lasting solution or just a brief respite?

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The Takeaway

Study: California Most Innovative State Government, Mississippi Least Innovative

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

State and local governments are easily stereotyped as bureaucratic and slow-moving, particularly since the recession and its aftermath forced many states to slash budgets and reduce staff. And yet, even in the aftermath of a recession, some states implement new policies much faster than others. Frederick Boehmke, professor of political science at the University of Iowa, measured state innovation in a new study. He and his co-author declared California the most innovative state, and Mississippi as the least innovative.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The US and China: Prospects of the world's largest economies

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The US and China: Prospects of the world's largest economies

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should States Opt Out of the Medicaid Expansion?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains why some states would opt out of the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act. Avik writes The Apothecary blog on health care policy for Forbes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How States Are Handling The Health Care Ruling

Friday, June 29, 2012

Christine Vestal, health policy reporter for Stateline, a news service from the Pew Center on the States, discusses how states are reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, which upheld the law but allowed states to opt out of some elements.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

North Korea's missile politics

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

North Korea's missile politics

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Anxiety over Afghanistan and a power struggle in China

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Anxiety over Afghanistan and a power struggle in China

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Outside reaction to the crises in Syria and Iran

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Outside reaction to the crises in Syria and Iran

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Putin faces a a growing Russian protest movement, Xi Jinping visits Washington, and emissions trading causes friction at the EU-China summit

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Putin faces a a growing Russian protest movement, Xi Jingping visits Washington, and emissions trading causes friction at the EU-China summit

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