Zachary Dinerstein

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Bolt Earns Gold on the Eve of Jamaica's 50th Anniversary

Monday, August 06, 2012

Jamaican pride is spreading faster than, well, a 100-meter dash. On Sunday the world watched as Jamaican-born sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake competed for gold and the title of f...

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Reality TV Trailblazers: the Stars of 'Push Girls'

Thursday, June 21, 2012

In a reality television scene dominated by “Jersey Shore” and “The Bachelor,” Sundance’s new series “Push Girls,” breaks the mold. “Push Girls” follows four disabled friends as they...


Movie Date: 'Prometheus'

Friday, June 08, 2012

This week, Kristen and Rafer watch Prometheus, the long-awaited prequel to the Alien franchise. Original director Ridley Scott leads us on a eerie journey in his latest space opera, s...
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Gail Collins Explains Texas' Outsize Influence on American Politics

Thursday, June 07, 2012

As the saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas." In her new book, "As Texas Goes...," Gail Collins, author and op-ed columnist for our partner The New York Times, discovers that th...


Obama's Secret Wars, from The Situation Room to The Front

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

To be a fly on the wall in The White House Situation Room. To watch as President Obama and his cabinet await news on Osama Bin Laden's compound raid, or plan a cyber attack on Iranian...

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Author Linda Hirshman on "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution"

Monday, June 04, 2012

Gay rights have come a long way in America. From the Stonewall uprising in 60s Greenwich Village — where gay patrons refused to leave a bar raided by police — to Obama's historic decl...

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Young Writer Now in the Company of Warhol, Capote, Plath

Friday, June 01, 2012

Yan Zhang is now in very accomplished literary company. The 17-year-old writer was recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for her writings on how she coped with her gr...


Mae Jemison's Quest to Take us All into Space

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Few on our planet know what it might take to launch civilians into space, and Mae Jemison is one of them. Jemison famously became the first black woman to travel in space when she boa...


Over Fifty and Unemployed

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In study after study, we’re told that the economic recovery is real. But tell that to unemployed Americans over 55. More than half of jobless seniors, about 1.1 million people, have b...

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Can Bereavement Be a Mental Illness?

Monday, May 21, 2012

In cases of extreme grief, the American Psychiatric Association is putting forth a recommendation that would, for the first time, give guidelines for a diagnosis of bereavement-relate...

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Gay Republican Campaigns in Massachusetts Congressional Race

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Richard Tisei is running to represent Massachusetts' 6th congressional district, against Democratic incumbent, John Tierney. If he's successful, Tisai will be the first gay Republican...


James Wright and "Those Who Have Borne the Battle"

Monday, May 14, 2012

Just as our views of war in general have changed, so has our relationship with our soldiers and our veterans. James Wright is a former marine, the former president of Dartmouth Colleg...

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'Up': A Mother's Climbing Journey With Her Daughter

Friday, May 11, 2012

A mother embarks on a journey with her five-year-old daughter to scale all 48 of New Hampshire's 4,000-foot peaks, and discovers climbing is an invaluable teaching tool for instilling...

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Family Secrets: A Takeaway Listener's Story

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Last week, we talked with Madeleine Albright about her life, and her discovery in adulthood that she was Jewish. We asked our listeners: Have you ever discovered a secret about your f...

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Should 911 Calls Be Released to the Public?

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Trayvon Martin case caught national attention after the release of the 911 calls George Zimmerman made to police just before the shooting. Those recordings have played a major rol...

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Children's Violence on Film: 'Hunger Games' v. 'Bully'

Friday, March 30, 2012

Recent films "The Hunger Games" and "Bully" have faced struggles over how they should be rated by the Motion Picture Association of America. In the end, "The Hunger Games" received a ...

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Our Greatest Regrets and How to Move Past Them

Friday, March 30, 2012

What is the source of our greatest regrets? And how do we move beyond them? Neal Roese, professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, joins th...


Top of the Hour: Afghanistan Pays Close Attention to Bales Judicial Proceedings, Morning Headlines

Friday, March 23, 2012

Afghanistan will be paying close attention to the judicial proceedings of Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the soldier accused in a deadly shooting rampage who will be formally charged with 17 counts of murder later today. In other headlines, a rally was held in Sanford, Florida, last night where the shooting of teenager Trayvon Marton took place, UN envoy Kofi Annan heads to Russia and China for Syrian peace talks, and Bank of America launches a pilot program to help homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage.


Audio Essay: The Lone Gunman

Friday, March 23, 2012

In the past few weeks we've seen the power of a single person wielding only the weapons he could carry: in Toulouse, France, in a village in Afghanistan, in a peaceful gated community...

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Top of the Hour: Robert Bales Charged with 17 Counts of Murder; Morning Headlines

Friday, March 23, 2012

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will be formally charged today with 17 counts of murder in connection with a nighttime attack earlier this month on Afghan civilians. In other headlin...