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FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his 2-night, 4-hour miniseries, "Divided States of America," airing days before Donald Trump's inauguration. It tells the inside story of the division and polarization in... [Read More]
FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his miniseries, "Divided States of America," airing days before Donald Trump's inauguration. Comedian (and Lopate Show guest host) Neal Brennan returns to talk about his... [Read More]
one for stand-up, one for one-liners and one for short confessional monologues. Neal is also currently a writer and Creative Consultant on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. "3 Mics"... [Read More]
WNYC Urban Affairs Reporter Cindy Rodriguez and Raven Rakia, journalist at The Intercept, join us to discuss their joint investigation into the risks women face when visiting inmates at Rikers Island. According to their... [Read More]
Author Anna Pitoniak, an editor at Random House, joins us to discuss her debut novel, The Futures, which tells the story of Julia and Evan, two recent college graduates who come of age... [Read More]
Over the weekend, Rep. John Lewis said, "I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president," on "Meet the Press." Lewis continued, "I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the... [Read More]
The latest in politics; Plus highlights from WNYC's MLK event 'Where Do We Go From Here?: MLK and the Future of Inclusion.'... [Read More]
Actor and activist Alec Baldwin has had a number of roles throughout his long career, but lately he's been making a splash with a now-iconic character: President-elect Donald Trump.  Last week, The Takeaway spoke with Baldwin about... [Read More]
A recent Quinnipiac poll puts President Obama's approval rating at 55 percent. The same poll found that 51 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his responsibilities as president-elect. When... [Read More]
President Obama declared three historic civil rights sites as national monuments last week, including The Birmingham Civil Rights Monument in Alabama, which includes the 16th Street Baptist Church where four little black girls were... [Read More]
In his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. explained to a group of white clergymen why he had risked arrest to protest in Alabama.  "We know through painful experience... [Read More]
Five New York members of Congress say they will boycott Donald Trump's presidential inauguration and stand with Georgia representative John Lewis. Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez and José Serrano have all... [Read More]
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The first time Curtis Williams left the Far Rockaway peninsula he was almost an adult  Williams lived at the Hammels public housing development and man named Milton Martin, who ran the community... [Read More]
On election night, 2008, New Yorkers across the region, from the Bronx to Lower Manhattan to Woodside, Queens, called in to Brian Lehrer's live broadcast to express their jubilation over the election of... [Read More]
Listen to arrangements of American folk music and their spin-offs for this New Sounds. Hear three arrangements of the murder ballad, "Pretty Polly," including one from the husband-and-wife team of virtuoso banjo players Béla... [Read More]
Coming up on today's show: How will history view President Obama's efforts to reform the criminal justice system? We look back at his successes and failures with Glenn E. Martin, president and founder of the advocacy... [Read More]
A lapsed tax incentive for real estate developers meant to increase affordable housing may be getting revived. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing new legislation that would replace the tax break... [Read More]
The conference, attended by 70 diplomats including Secretary of State John Kerry, nevertheless did not include leaders from the two sides the diplomats mean to reconcile: Israel and Palestinians. [Read More]
He'll take the oath of office in 2017, but Donald Trump never left the 1980's behind. We look back at Trump's rise as a public figure in the decade of decadence. [Read More]