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Washington

The Takeaway

Wildfires Consume Washington State

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More than 250,000 acres are believed to be burning, a rare event that's breaking records in the state's history.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Iran Deal Local Vote Count

Monday, August 24, 2015

Nathan Guttman, Washington Bureau Chief for The Forward, gives a head count on how local electeds plan to vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal. 

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The Takeaway

Hastert's Hometown Shaken by Sexual Abuse Allegations

Monday, June 08, 2015

Yorkville, Illinois is grappling with sexual abuse allegations against their longtime high school coach and former Congressman Denny Hastert.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Safe Spaces for Trans Kids, Bravery & The Arab Spring, Team USA Goes for Gold

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Takeaway explores how schools are accommodating trans students, a new multimedia project explores the women of the Arab Spring, and Team USA is at the Women's World Cup.

The Takeaway

First Batch of Clinton Emails Released

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The emails appear to contain "sensitive" but not classified information, and are largely from around the time of the attacks in Benghazi.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cokie Roberts and Women in Washington

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cokie Roberts looks at the history of female figures in Washington.

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The Takeaway

Loretta Lynch's Nomination: A Costly Compromise?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senator Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general until the Senate reached an agreement on a sex trafficking bill.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Rush to join China-led bank embarrasses Washington

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

It seems odd that an international bank for building roads and airports in Asia should become a yardstick for the rise of China as a global power and of the relative decline of the US. But that is what Beijing appears to achieved with its Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. Some of Washington's closest allies have signed up even though it had lobbied furiously to dissuade them from doing so. Ben Hall discusses the development with Alan Beattie and Ed Luce.

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The Takeaway

Boehner and Pelosi Team Up on Medicare

Friday, March 20, 2015

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will work together to fix Medicare. But how will it play out in the Tea Party caucus?

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The Takeaway

Scandal Starts Swirling Around Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Recent revelations from the State Department and the Clinton Foundation have some questioning Hillary Clinton's electability as 2016 approaches. 

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The Takeaway

Does the GOP Really Want to Abolish the IRS?

Monday, February 09, 2015

A dedicated page featured on the Republican Party website reads, "Stand with the GOP and Fight to Abolish the IRS." But few Republicans will come out and say it. 

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Invisibilia

BONUS: Falling Off a Cliff

Friday, January 23, 2015

A podcast BONUS for you today. We didn’t have enough room in our Batman show for this lovey story about Julee-anne Bell, one of the many people who have learned Daniel Kish’s echolocation technique. Enjoy!

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Snap Judgment

Snap #601 - The Path

Friday, January 16, 2015

Just because people don't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. From PRX and NPR, Snap proudly presents "The Path."

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Car Talk

#1502: Sonja Henie's Tutu

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ever wonder why Tom and Ray exclaim, “Sonja Henie’s tutu!”, seem to need haircuts with an unusual urgency, or got the idea that somebody moved the Alamo? This week on The Best of Car Talk, we share the tales behind the phrases that usually make the guys blow milk out their noses just by their mere mention. In matters auttomotive, Judy’s husband is telling her to ignore her ever-rising temperature gauge despite already cooking one engine; Will wants to put the entire windhsield wiper fluid industry out of business; and Paula’s friend killed her battery by leaving the lights on, and then blamed her car. All this and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Car Talk

#1501: Le Crouching Tiger

Saturday, January 03, 2015

This week on the Best of Car Talk, “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer turns the hot lights on Tom and Ray. Allegations of financial malfeasance? A class-action suit over bogus Puzzlers? No, Morley’s just annoyed that he can’t find parts for his beloved Peugeot, aka, the “Crouching Tiger” in his garage, and he blames Tom and Ray’s relentless Peugeot bashing. Elsewhere, Jane is convinced her van’s gas tank is shrinking; Peter killed his Accord’s battery but can’t understand why the alarm is still sounding; and, can Adrienne convince her daredevil husband that driving down mountain passes with the cruise control on is not good for her car, or their odds to live to see another ski weekend? All this, and lots more, this week on the Best of Car Talk.

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Car Talk

#1452: Max and the Schnauzer

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This week on The Best of Car Talk, it’s one of our all-time classic calls, and the shaggiest of shaggy dog stories—Max the mechanic’s heroic attempt to replace his customer’s beloved pet dog. Elsewhere, Major Tom’s Jeep is acclimating to its new home in Colorado by doing 360’s on ice; Toast’s battery drains in the rain, even if the car isn’t running; and Louann’s Civic is fouling plugs, and her mood. Also, can Natalie welcome Dad home from vacation by saying anything other than, “I dented your car?” All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Car Talk

#1451: Excellence in Worthlessness

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray are honored with the first (and probably last) award for Excellence in Worthlessness. They immediately prove themselves worthy, by dodging Dodie’s question about overdrive on her Nissan, and instead focusing on the two sons who didn’t help buy her the car. And, Rebecca’s BMW’s noise is less intriguing than why she broke up with the boyfriend who gave it to her. Also, how steamer trunks helped derail Steve’s plan to restore a vintage Buick; And, why holiday overeating may not be such a bad idea. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Car Talk

#1450: How to Calm An Angry Co-Host

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This week on Car Talk, have Tom and Ray found a more productive way to settle their disagreements than, “You moron”? Find out as they differ over whether John should dump his family’s beloved Chevy before its hyper-sensitive brakes send the family dental bills into 7 figures. Elsehwere, Phil’s wife thinks she’d be less paranoid about her car breaking down if she was married to a mechanic; Dennis is looking for a non-combative gesture to let other drivers know he’s sorry for cutting them off; and after a year of listening to her Volvo moan Alice has decided it’s finally time to figure out what’s ailing it. All this, plus some gift ideas straight from the floors of Car Talk Plaza, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Car Talk

#1449: Dee's Hot Seat

Saturday, December 06, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Dee is freezing her butt off now that winter is here. Can Click and Clack help her toast her tush in her Dodge Durango? Sybil has a vexing noise, and becomes a garage apprentice as she heads out to the driveway to make the diagnosis. Meanwhile, Craig wants to know, what’s the deal with gas tanks and why can’t they all be on the same side? Jessica is hoping her Audi can be fixed so she doesn’t have to make it through winter on her boyfriend’s scooter. And David. Poor David. His Honda Accord is sending him to financial ruin. If he coughed up another eight cents a day, could he really be in a new car? All that, plus some earth shattering research on parking spaces, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Car Talk

#1448: The Chunk in the Trunk

Saturday, November 29, 2014

This week on The Best of Car Talk, did Tom and Ray help Dana and her friend remove a chunk of the Berlin Wall from his Dad’s BMW? Dana’s back for a round of Stump the Chumps. Spoiler alert: the word “Dummkopfs” is used. Elsewhere, David thinks his Volvo is giving him Legionnaire’s Disease; Glenn has mice living in his Miata, and fears he’ll have to bring them along on his road trip from New Orleans to Oregon. And, Leanne is hearing a horrible grinding noise when she uses her new key in her husband’s Pathfinder. Is it coming from the car or her husband’s teeth? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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