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PRI's The World

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are looking forward with a sense of dread

Friday, August 01, 2014

After the swift collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire plan and the reported capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants, people in the Gaza Strip are looking at the prospect of entering their fifth week under a deadly military offensive with no end in sight.

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PRI's The World

Baghdad's police are just waiting for the next car bombing

Thursday, July 31, 2014

General Malik Maliki of Baghdad's federal police force has lost 10 men in the space of three days to bombings, and he expects the number to climb.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Carnegie's Vision for Peace

Thursday, July 31, 2014

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of World War I, Joel Rosenthal of the Carnegie Council discusses the war and the assassination that ignited it. Plus, we talk about the legacy and ideals of people like Andrew Carnegie, who thought international arbitration and shared knowledge would lead to reconciliation and would eventually end all wars and other violent conflicts.

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PRI's The World

As Gaza burns, some West Bankers are calling for a third intifada

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Despite the campaign in Gaza, the West Bank has stayed relatively quiet in recent weeks. But after three Palestinians died during a massive demonstration at the Qalandiya checkpoint, some are speculating about a third intifada.

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On Being

Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Dario Robleto with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The Takeaway

When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine, the FAA announced that no U.S. flights would be allowed to fly to Israel for a period of 24 hours after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv. What happens when the airspace becomes a war zone? 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: War and Its Consequences, Seen and Unforeseen

Friday, July 18, 2014

1. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Who's Responsible? | 2. A Ground War in Gaza & the Future of the Middle East | 3. Pentagon Transfers 6 Guantánamo Prisoners | 4. A Decade Later, A Radio Show Still Searches for Afghanistan's Missing | 5. Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Gaza: Warnings Against Escalation? | 6. Remembering Elaine Stritch

The Takeaway

Syria's Refugee Crisis: One of Six Million Stories

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

 The United Nations Human Rights Council estimates that more than 6 million Syrians have been displaced as a result of the war. We bring you just one story of all those countless tales of devastation, heartache, and loss. Here, a Syrian refugee describes the homeland he's left. 

 

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WNYC News

NYC Iraqis: Some Shrug at Crisis, Others Want to Fight

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some are desensitized to the escalating conflict; others are calling their imams wondering if they should go to war.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Isis pushes Iraq to the brink

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Isis pushes Iraq to the brink

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The Takeaway

Confronting the Ghosts of a War Not Past

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

America's fingerprints are everywhere, and the U.S. is again facing questions about its responsibility to a country it invaded in 2003. But does the blame game help? What role, if any, should America take now?

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Film, Fatherhood, Music, and JFK's Unspoken Speech

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Takeaway

America's Legacy in Iraq Is Unravelling

Friday, June 13, 2014

As an Al Qaeda splinter group rapidly advances and continues to topple city after city in Iraq, many are wondering where the region is heading and what kind of action, if any, the United States needs take.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Hear the Men Who Saw D-Day from Both Sides

Friday, June 06, 2014

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in history, where 156,000 Allied troops landed on five French beaches. But there’s a lot to learn from individual soldiers — American and German — who saw it happen. Their voices are preserved in this special from our Archives.

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The Takeaway

Sgt. Bergdahl: America's War-Weary Lightning Rod

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has demonstrated that many lawmakers in Washington, and perhaps others, are quick to judge whether or not the POW deserved to be freed. Vanessa Gezari, a journalist who has reported from Afghanistan on and off since 2002, weighs in.

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The Takeaway

Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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The Takeaway

Life After Captivity: What's Next for Bowe Bergdahl

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Stephen Farrell, reporter for our partner The New York Times, knows firsthand what being held hostage by the Taliban can be like. He reflects on what newly-released American POW's recovery process will likely entail in the coming weeks and months.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sebastian Junger's 'Korengal'

Friday, May 30, 2014

The documentary "Korengal” is the follow up to the Oscar-nominated film “Restrepo,” which Junger co-directed with his late friend, Tim Hetherington.

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The Takeaway

VA Secretary Resigns Amid Healthcare Scandal

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Our veterans deserve the best — they've earned it," President Obama said today at a press conference. "General Shinseki offered me his resignation, and with considerable regret, I accepted.”

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