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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dangerous Idea: Can Real Life Superheroes Fight Crime?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Journalist Jon Ronson recounts his memorable night out with a real life superhero named Phoenix Jones. 

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Ecstasy of the Fight

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Writer Kerry Howley spent months travelling through the Midwest, following two mixed martial artists as they tried to make a living through fighting. She writes about the experience in her book, "Thrown." Howley sees mixed martial arts as an ecstatic, transcendent, experience -- both for the fighters and the audience.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Professor Who Became a Cage Fighter

Sunday, May 03, 2015

As he was nearing forty, English professor Jonathan Gottschall took up an unlikely hobby: mixed martial arts. He writes about the experience in his book, "The Professor in the Cage," in which he explores the enduring appeal of fighting. He tells Steve Paulson what led him to step inside the cage with an expert mixed martial artist. 

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Inside the Mind of a Fighter

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a fighter in the moments before a fight? Here's one take, courtesy of writer Jonathan Gottschall.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Financial Cost of Gun Violence

Friday, May 01, 2015

Mother Jones attempts to tally the financial costs of gun violence, and we speak to a parent of a child who was killed in a drive by shooting.

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WNYC News

Drawing Parallels Between New York City and Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The death of Freddiey Gray sparked rioting in Baltimore, much like the chokehold death of Eric Garner prompted massive protests here in New York.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Get Your Medieval On!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Some people people prefer their medieval adventures up close and personal. Producer Aubrey Ralph takes inside one of those groups.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

T.C. Boyle Talks "The Harder They Come"

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Celebrated novelist T.C. Boyle talks about his latest book, "The Harder They Come," which explores the roots of violence in America.

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The Takeaway

College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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The Takeaway

Chapel Hill Murders Rattle Community

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why did a Chapel Hill, North Carolina man brutally murder his Muslim neighbors? Was it because of a parking dispute, as his lawyer says, or was it an act of religiously-targeted hate?

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On Being

Thich Nhat Hanh, Cheri Maples, and Larry Ward — Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism [remix]

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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On Being

[Unedited] Larry Ward with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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On Being

[Unedited] Cheri Maples with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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On Being

[Unedited] Thich Nhat Hanh with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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The Takeaway

Measuring Boko Haram's Destruction

Friday, January 16, 2015

In northern Nigeria, a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants have ravaged a cluster of villages along the shores of Lake Chad.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Good People Kill

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Those who commit violent acts often justify them as moral. Two authors explain how a sense of right and wrong, however misguided, are at the core of violence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

City Hall Sandwich; An Amazon Debate; Violence And Morality

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two City commissioners discuss the new (and popular) municipal ID program. Plus: the city's investigation commissioner; is Amazon good for readers?; violence and morality. 

WNYC News

Assessing the Role of Mental Illness in Shooting Deaths of Police

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A forensic psychologist says other social factors may be more to blame.

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