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The Takeaway

Controversy on Capitol Hill

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Senator Ron Wyden has serious disagreements with the White House over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the NSA's bulk data collection program—two issues moving through Congress.

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The Takeaway

Democrats Deal Blow to White House on Trade Agreement

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Senate Democrats blocked debate on a bill to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority on a major accord with 11 Asian nations. 

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The Takeaway

Rift Widens Between Dems, White House on TPP

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn) is among a group of Democrats at odds with the White House over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama seeks to cement Japan ties

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Siona Jenkins, Gideon Rachman and Lindsay Whipp discuss the Japanese prime minister's visit to Washington as the US seeks to cement defence and trade ties with Japan, a key ally in its bid to push back against growing Chinese influence in Asia.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Track for Asia Trade?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Should we grant Obama the power to "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Social Security Overhaul; The Trans-Pacific Partnership; A Dollar Slice

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Christie's overhaul of Social Security; the Trans-Pacific Partnership; the Pope addresses the Armenian genocide; Times Square as an urban model; the history and evolution of pizza.

Episode 613: Trash!

Friday, March 27, 2015

There's an economic line that separates recyclables from trash. And that line has been moving a lot lately.

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Episode 610: The Prisoner's Solution

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today on the show, a businessman goes to prison, and decides he is going to disrupt the biggest captive market in America.

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The Takeaway

An Unlikely Slice of Americana Joins Chinese Lunar New Year Feasts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As millions around the globe celebrate Asian Lunar New Year, this year, China is adding an unlikely slice of Americana to the traditional New Year's Eve dinner.

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Episode 604: Hey Big Spender

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Today, one man at the center of a high stakes negotiation, a group of poker players try to give their money away and that thing everyone loves to hate: airplane baggage fees.

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Episode 602: Big Weed

Friday, February 06, 2015

Pot is now legal in some states, but on the federal level, it's illegal. The legal gray area means many banks in the U.S. won't even give pot businesses checking accounts.

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Episode 598: The Very First Short

Friday, January 23, 2015

There have been short sellers throughout history. Today, the story of a man who was the very first short seller. The first person to bet that a stock will go down. It doesn't go well for him.

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Episode 597: We're Short America

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Today on the show, we ignore the advice of some very smart people and bet against something people love.

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The Takeaway

Can The Takeaway Convince You to Go to Cuba?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New rules are about to kick in that will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba. Can we tempt you to choose Cuba? Listen to our in-house produced commercial here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Finding Yourself, Toughing It Out, And Falling for Misdirection

Monday, January 12, 2015

Judith Rodin on resilience in the face of catastrophe. Wes Moore on a quest for self discovery. Ricky Jay, the great sleight of hand artist. The mixed blessing of global trade. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

War and Peace, And Trade

Monday, January 12, 2015

James MacDonald describes how global commerce in goods is a mixed blessing, making nations wealthier, but also more vulnerable

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Episode 592: Bell Wars

Monday, December 22, 2014

Today on the show, a special holiday episode about the epic, decades long feud between the two companies that make just about every handbell in the world.

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Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

Friday, November 28, 2014

Today on the show, we visit a company where people's job is figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.

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Episode 585: Chasing The Dread Pirate Roberts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Imagine a marketplace completely free of government interference. A place with no contracts, no courts and no regulations. Except for one pirate, the Dread Pirate Roberts.

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Episode 474: The North Korea Files

Friday, November 21, 2014

We got a stack of letters from American citizens who wanted to buy stuff from North Korea. On today's show, we try to figure out who sent the letters, and why.

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