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America’s Wackiest Referendums

Should Mainers be allowed to hunt bears with doughnuts? Will Washington gun laws get both tougher and laxer

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A Formula for Success

With 4,100 students in seven schools across the state, the Young Women’s Preparatory Network — a beneficiary of Women in the World Texas — is demonstrating the effectiveness of single sex education.

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How We Lied To Afghanistan’s Girls

One reason given for the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was to educate girls. But as the Western military shrinks there, so does the funding for those schools.

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U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to … ISIS!

Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS, the distribution networks are paying ISIS “taxes” and putting ISIS people on their payrolls.

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Inside the Cruise Ship Ebola Quarantine

Rumors swirled among 4,000 people about why they weren’t moving but no one imagined the reason was connected to the world’s most terrifying virus.

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AUDIO: Men ‘cannot talk about feeling lonely’

Loneliness is more associated with men because a lot of men cannot talk about it, according to the chief executive of The International Longevity Centre.

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NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin

Military exercises over the last month are meant to prove NATO’s resolve. But Putin’s “little green men” and his “ambiguous assault” strategy still have it in a quandary.

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Who the Hell Is Patrick Modiano?

Once again, the Nobel committee flummoxed the odds makers by selecting a dark horse candidate for this year’s literature prize. On the other hand, he sounds like a sure bet.

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Top 400 US Billionaires’ Wealth Equals Brazil’s GDP

Rob Johnson is the Director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and is a regular contributor to the Institute’s blog NewDeal2.0. He serves on the UN Commission of Experts on Finance and International Monetary Reform. Previously, Dr. Johnson was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. He was also a Managing Director at the Bankers Trust Company. Dr. Johnson has served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire and was Senior Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici. Dr. Johnson was an Executive Producer of Taxi to the Dark Side, an Oscar Winning documentary produced and directed by Alex Gibney.

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Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds

The town of Kobani is about to fall to ISIS, despite stepped up American airstrikes, and the Turkish military just sits there—in main battle tanks—watching.

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Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too

Teens work, pay taxes, even support families. So why can’t they vote? It’s time to change that.

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Viral Vid: How We Really Use GoPros

Because not everyone BASE jumps

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Nigerian Women Fight for Democracy

‘The Supreme Price’ traces the legacy of the Abiola family, who battled for gender equality and political freedom in a nation where both have been brutally repressed for decades.

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A Double Agent App Targets Hong Kong

A mobile app marketed as a tool for activists is actually a spying program, protesters have discovered.

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‘Progressive Jail’ Worse Than Fed Pen

No outdoor exercise and no family visits, but when video visitation cost $1 per minute, Cheshire County Jail is an expensive form of progress.

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‘Progressive Jail’ Is 21st Century Hell

No outdoor exercise and no family visits, but when video visitation cost $1 per minute, Cheshire County Jail is an expensive form of progress.

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George Clooney, A Charmer at The Altar

The patron saint of silver foxes got married this weekend. Our affection for him is not solely down to his (stunning) looks alone.

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Economic Update: How Capitalism Works

This episode covers why efforts against obesity fail, Cadillac’s move into New York, the Atlanta Symphony lockout, subprime auto credit and bank economics. We also discuss the economics of climate change, and respond to listeners’ questions on Jamestown in US history, current minimum wage struggles and the economics of insurance. Download the show To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI’s Live Stream Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station, check this out. If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station, send them this. Visit Professor Wolff’s social movement project, democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff’s writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact profwolff@rdwolff.com to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any time.

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Can Lady Gaga Sing Jazz?

She’s matched up with Tony Bennett of all people for an album’s worth of standards on ‘Cheek to Cheek.’ But does she have the voice to pull it off?

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Can Lady Gaga Do Jazz?

She’s matched up with Tony Bennett of all people for an album’s worth of standards on “Cheek to Cheek.” But does she have the voice to pull it off?

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