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On Being

Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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The Takeaway

Mediterranean Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries are risking death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, hundreds drowned in a fatal shipwreck.

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New Sounds

Cultural Collisions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hear cross-cultural music, including piano music based on traditional Indian raga scales, a Persian bagpiper and Syrian sax player, Ethiopian music from the Netherlands, and more.

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The Takeaway

What Our UN Ambassador Sees in Syria's Brutality

Monday, March 23, 2015

We joined Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to observe a new art installation that captures the raw horror of the conflict in Syria. Hear her reaction. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Everyday Suffering in Syria and Elsewhere

Friday, March 13, 2015

As the conflict in Syria enters the fifth year, David Miliband, president & CEO of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the IRC's humanitarian work there & around the world. 

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FT Big Read

Syria's rebels with a lost cause

Friday, March 06, 2015

Syria's rebels with a lost cause

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The Takeaway

ISIS Militants Capture Hundreds of Assyrian Christians

Friday, February 27, 2015

In northeastern Syria, the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has kidnapped Assyrian Christians from a dozen villages.  

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WNYC News

NYPD: Three Brooklyn Men Arrested on Way to Join ISIS

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Federal officials say three men have been taken into custody in the United States on charges they plotted to travel overseas to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How strong is the Islamic State?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How strong is the Islamic State?

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The Takeaway

After Months of Bombing, Congress to Vote on Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Obama wants formal legal authority to carry out bombing campaigns against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Will Congress give him more latitude? 

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The Takeaway

Syrian Exile Finds Her Voice Through Storytelling

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Syrian exile in Washington, D.C. describes how the radio station she co-founded has created a voice for ordinary Syrians and humanized the Syrian crisis.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Family Leave, Animal Research, and Childhood Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative being pushed by the White House, and two startling new reports on animal research and the wealth gap.

The Takeaway

The Rise of ISIS Amid A Year Of Foreign Policy Challenges

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shadi Hamid, author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East," looks back at the foreign policy events that changed the world in 2014 

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The Takeaway

Christmas In A War Zone: The View From Syria

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two Syrian Christians raised in Damascus share childhood memories of Christmas and reflect on how relatives back in Syria are observing the holiday this year.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: North Korea's Internet Blackout, U.S. Economic Growth, Mariah Carey Winning Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korea's internet goes ominously dark, Mariah Carey may have sung the best Christmas song ever, and Syria and Sierra Leone's streets are silent.

The Takeaway

Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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The Takeaway

Turkey: The Heart of Syria’s War & Refugee Crisis

Thursday, December 04, 2014

This week the United Nations World Food Program announced that it had been forced to suspend food vouchers to some 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a lack of funding from donors. 

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FT Big Read

From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

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