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The Legacy of the 2014 World Cup

Monday, July 14, 2014

The 2014 World Cup was memorable in more ways than one. Now that it's all over, it's time to take a breath and take stock of the tournament. Here to discuss the 2014 World Cup and its legacy is George Vecsey, contributing sports columnist at our partner The New York Times.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Escalating Conflict, The World Cup's Legacy, and A New Look at Hemingway

Monday, July 14, 2014

1. Tensions Between Israel & Hamas Escalate | 2. Benghazi, Citigroup, and The DOJ's Curious Timing | 3. Why Is It So Hard to Test for Lyme Disease? | 4. The Legacy of the 2014 World Cup | 5. Hemingway's Grandson Restores Never-Seen Elements to "The Sun Also Rises"

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: U.S. Intelligence Official Kicked Out of Germany, Brazil's Loss Sets In, and United Nations says Central American Children are Refugees

Friday, July 11, 2014

United Nations: Central American Children are Refugees | U.S. Intelligence Official Kicked Out of Germany | Listener Responses: The Childhood Event You Would Make a Movie About | Brazil's World Cup Defeat: A National Trauma?

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Catholic Church Responds to Influx of Child Migrants, Germany Crushes Brazil in World Cup, and the Legacy of Langston Hughes

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

1.Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis | 2. Crystal Miller: 28 Years Old and Battling Breast Cancer | 3. What Germany's Win Means to a Die-Hard Fan | 4. Langston Hughes: In His Own Words

The Brian Lehrer Show

Two 45-Minute Halves, No Commercials

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

ESPN and Univision have seen ratings spike during the World Cup. Brian Stelter, CNN's senior media correspondent and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," talks about what the games mean commercially and how the broadcasts make money with few advertisements.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kurt Vonnegut, Shakespeare, and No Commercial Breaks

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In a fictional 1998 series for WNYC, Kurt Vonnegut traveled to the afterlife to interview recently deceased people. Listen to some highlights from the series. Plus: A New York teacher tenure lawsuit mirrors California’s; how the World Cup makes money with few commercial breaks; a playwright’s tips for navigating this summer’s Shakespeare performances; and balancing New Jersey’s budget.

The Takeaway

Canada's Winning Contribution to the World Cup: Grass

Monday, July 07, 2014

The last time Canada played in the World Cup they lost every game. But as the semi-finals get underway this week, a little bit of Canada will be on every field.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

You Should Root for Costa Rica Now That the U.S. Is Out of the World Cup

Thursday, July 03, 2014

There's plenty of room on the bandwagon. You might even be able to get shotgun.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Your Favorite Non-USA World Cup Team?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

We break down the strengths and weaknesses of the players and the teams headed to the quarterfinals.

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The Takeaway

Has American Soccer Finally Won?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Belgium defeated the U.S. Tuesday evening in a heartbreaker, knocking the team out of World Cup competition. But despite the loss, the U.S. may have won something bigger - Americans may finally have fallen in love with soccer.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Refugee's Story, The Man Big Banks Fear, and A Student's Push for Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

1. Syria's Refugee Crisis: One of Six Million Stories | 2. Meet the Man Big Banks Fear the Most | 3. U.S. Foreign-Born Population at All-Time High | 4. One Student's Final Push to Graduation

WNYC News

USA-Belgium World Cup 2014: Your Photos

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

New Yorkers shared photos on social media of the places they chose to watch what would be their team's final match.

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WNYC News

Listen to Team USA Lose its Chance at the World Cup

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It's the sound of heartbreak.

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WNYC News

The Sound of the Goal That Got Away

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

This is the sound of dashed hopes.

The U.S. missed it's best chance to win during the final few minutes of regular time during their World Cup game against Belgium, when a shot at goal went awry.

Here's what it sounded like at Clarkson's Bar in the West Village.

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WNYC News

Google: Mixing Work with World Cup

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Workers around New York relied on their multitasking skills, or gave up on work altogether, as the United States battled Belgium in a tense game during the knockout phase of the 2014 World Cup.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fútbol - and Slurs - in Spanish

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

After watching World Cup matches in Spanish on Univision, Felix Sanchez, co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, called attention to the language some commentators used to describe players. Univision has responded, and the dialogue has inspired a conversation about race, language and Spanish.

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The Takeaway

Get Ready to Take on Belgium at The World Cup

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It is time America. They already own our beer, and now Belgium stands in our way on the road to World Cup victory. Other than Jean-Claude Van Damme what should we know—and more importantly what is there to know—about the land of Walloons?

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Features

The Waffle Wars: Which Side Are You On?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

As the U.S Men’s National team prepares for its match with Belgium later today, a fight has already begun between the two nations...over waffles. Waffle House, an American fast-food franchise, tweeted yesterday morning that they “don’t believe in [Belgian] waffles.” A representative told TMZ that they support a boycott ...

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The Takeaway

Show Us Your World Cup Swag!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. World Cup team faces off against Germany today in the last group stage World Cup Match. The American team will need at least a draw to advance to the knockout round. Are you watching the World Cup today? Share a photo of your jersey, crazy hat, or face paint using the hashtag #MySoccerSwag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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The Takeaway

The Fate of World Cup Biter Luis Suarez

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yesterday, Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez literally left his mark during the World Cup when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. A process has now started that, in all likelihood, will end with Suarez being kicked out of the tournament.

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