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The Takeaway

America's Longest War: When Will it End?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A new series produced by The GroundTruth Project, "Foreverstan," considers what America’s longest war has accomplished, and its lasting consequences for the people of Afghanistan.  

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WNYC News

'Grounded' Takes Flight at the Public

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Anne Hathaway portrays a drone pilot in this one-woman show directed by Julie Taymor.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

How Soldiers Cope with Killing

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Karl Marlantes is a decorated U.S. Marine who was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam. He's also spent the last 40 years coping with the trauma of what he experienced in Vietnam. He says combat requires soldiers to overcome their natural aversion to killing.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Man Who Invented Chemical Weapons

Sunday, May 03, 2015

One hundred years ago, Fritz Haber invented the first chemical weapon and convinced the German army to use it. His wife Clara, also a chemist, fiercely opposed her husband's project. When she couldn't stop it, she committed suicide. Judith Claire Mitchell tells the story in her tragic and yet funny novel "A Reunion of Ghosts."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

War Criminal?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Late in lafe, former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara admitted the Vietnam War was a huge mistake, but he always avoided questions of personal responsibility. Docmentary filmmaker Errol Morris reflects on McNamara's struggle with his own conscience.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Here, Bullet - War Poetry by Flashlight

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Brian Turner was an average young American who volunteered for military service in Iraq. At night he wrote poetry by flashlight. When his tour ended, he collected his poems into a book called "Here, Bullet." This one is called "A Night in Blue."

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The Takeaway

Time to Rethink The U.S. Drone Program?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Americans have been victims of drone strikes since President Bush implemented the program in 2002. Is it time to rethink the U.S. drone program? 

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99% Invisible

161- Show of Force

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

During World War II, a massive recruitment effort targeted students from the top art schools across the country. These young designers, artists, and makers were being asked to help execute a wild idea that came out of one the nation’s most conservative...

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BackStory

Listener Calls

Friday, April 17, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Filming the Police, Jane Goodall's Lifelong Work, A Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the state of technology and policing in America, Dr. Jane Goodall drops by to discuss her new film, and we cook up a recipe from IBM's supercomputer Watson.

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dangerous Idea: Trauma

Friday, April 10, 2015

Psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk's Dangerous Idea? Trauma is a leading public health problem and we have to fix it.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Iran and Saudi Arabia wage proxy war in Yemen

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Iran and Saudi Arabia wage proxy war in Yemen

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Conversations on Family, Health and War

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative on birth records in Ohio, the hard decisions faced by people with a high risk of cancer, and the emotional toll of war for U.S. veterans.

The Takeaway

Veterans Still Face Huge Barriers to Healthcare

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new program designed to give veterans faster and more efficient access to healthcare is facing a number of obstacles, and veterans continue to report long wait times. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

War by Remote Control

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Andrew Cockburn examines the secret history of drone warfare.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

When Military Theories Meet Practice

Monday, February 16, 2015

Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, recounts his experience on the battlefield in Iraq and talks about crafting the army's new manual on counterinsurgency, shaping our course in Iraq.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Permission to Wage War

Friday, February 13, 2015

President Obama has asked Congress for approval to use military force to fight ISIS. Slate's Fred Kaplan says the War Powers Act is mostly a charade, as lawmakers rarely turn it down.

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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

What it Means to Kill on the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No one in the U.S. Army or Department of Defense tracks how many troops kill foreign enemies in war zones​, or the impact killing has on the soldiers who do it. Why not?

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