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From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.

Part One: Obama’s years as a community organizer to his first elected office in Springfield, Illinois.

Part Two: Obama’s ill-advised run for Congress in 2000 to the moment he arrived on the national stage.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Kate Mahoney talks with her friend Anne Acevedo about their friendship which developed after Kate's medical emergency as a teenager. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Mary Benjamin talks with her great granddaughter JaQueesha Whitaker about growing up in rural Georgia, being forced into marriage and motherhood at a young age, and how her faith has helped her find joy in life. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Steven Grant and his sister, Jackie-O'Brien Gerace, remember their mother and talk about how the nursery school she started improved her self-esteem. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, sisters Kathie Deaver and Judi Simonds talk about the time they spent caring for their mother at the end of her life, and how it brought them closer as sisters. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, friends Sally Ullman and Martha O'Grady talk about Sally's son and Martha's brother - men with disabilities and special needs - and working to create a positive living environment for them. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

Negotiations can denuclearize North Korea. That's the statement two teams will debate in this week's "Intelligence Squared U.S." How should the United States respond to North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear capabilities?

Some experts suggest the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un might provide a pivotal diplomatic opportunity to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons -- especially in light of the announcement of harsh new sanctions.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Bikash and Kumari Regmi talk about how their families had to flee from the native Bhutan to refugee camps in Nepal, and how they eventually met and started new lives in America. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Phil Norman talks with his grandson, Stefan Lutter, about his experience in the Navy, and their close relationship with each other. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Theresa Wagner speaks with her daughters Patricia and Irene about moving from Albany, NY to the Akwesasne Native American Reservation when she was 5 years old, and meeting her grandmother for the first time. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

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In this episode of StorySharingCNY, Cjala Surratt and Emad Rahim reflect on the early days of their marriage, and how they knew they were right for each other. This discussion was produced by WRVO with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. More at StoryCorps.org.

The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

All Mom Radio

May 9, 2018

For Mother’s Day, maternal tales from producers around the country:

“Travels with Mom” follows Larry Massett and his mother to the Tybee Island, Georgia of today and of the 1920′s, as recalled by Mrs. Massett.

Writer Beverly Donofrio joins her mom for “Thursday Night Bingo,” produced by Dave Isay of Sound Portraits.

In Nancy Updike‘s “Mubarak and Margy,” a gay man returns home to care for his mom, and to the “cure” his family plans for his homosexuality.

And comedian Amy Borkowsky shares her hilarious phone “Messages from Mom.”

What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness?  What if that policy might either empower citizens and consumers, or burden them?  And what if the decision on that policy sparked a frenzy of legislative proposals, judicial challenges, and citizen outrage, all across the country?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the second key European leader to visit the White House this week. President Trump and Chancellor Merkel are not thought to have the personal rapport that was in evidence in meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

But Trump and Merkel are still holding a joint news conference and taking questions from reporters, which is expected to start just after 1:30 p.m. Once the press conference starts, you can watch live below.

President Trump is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit this week. The two leaders are holding a news conference ahead of Tuesday night's state dinner. Watch their remarks live starting at 11:45 a.m.

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On this episode of "Take Care" we're exploring addiction and the opioid crisis. It's a topic on the minds of health professionals, community leaders, elected officials and citizens across the country. Some cities and states have been hit particularly hard, others are working proactively to give their residents options for recovery. It's a complicated issue that we're looking at from a few different angles.

From BBC World Service's "The Compass," scientist Liz Bonnin offers a deep dive into the Earth's oceans. From Mauritius to Alaska, the Philippines to Cape Town, she shares stories of people who make a living from the sea and its wildlife, capturing the powerful ties that bind so many of us to the awesome majesty of the oceans.

Join us this Sunday, April 15 at 7 p.m. and again on April 29 at 7 p.m. for this two-part series in celebration of Earth Day.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing on Capitol Hill for a second day of hearings about protecting its users' data. The House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing follows hours of questioning by lawmakers in the Senate.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to answer questions about protecting user data. We will have a live feed online this afternoon (starting at 2:15 p.m.) and tomorrow morning to cover any developments.

King's Last March

Mar 28, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Half a century later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

"King's Last March" includes interviews with some of the leader's closest colleagues and advisors, who reflect on the last year of his life, and the last protest movement of his career. It's a powerful and moving exploration of the final chapter of King's life that offers audiences reflection on the 50th anniversary of his death.

This season of "Invisibilia," coming in April, examines how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another and what happens in the space between.

Join us for a special presentation tying the golden age of radio to the silver screen, this time at the Auburn Public Theater. "Tuned to Yesterday" is at the movies again with "The Hitch-Hiker." The 1953 picture, regarded as the first American film-noir directed by a woman, follows two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico. Inspired by the crime spree of psychopathic murderer Billy Cook, the film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder will go on to become adults with ADHD, and some adults with the disorder are not diagnosed until adulthood.

Professor Stephen Faraone discusses how the symptoms in children differ from those seen in adults. He also addresses diagnosis and treatment options. Faraone is a distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a professor of neuroscience and physiology at Upstate and recommends ADHD resources for health care providers and the public.

NPR's "Embedded" team returns with two programs on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Host Kelly McEvers reports on two key questions explored by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the next two Sundays on WRVO.

Collusion | Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

Dino Babers knew he wanted to be a coach from the time he was 6 years old, even before he found his sport.

Today as head football coach at Syracuse University, Babers motivates student athletes. He talks about what that's like, as well as the training regimen for SU football players and how non-athletes can make fitness a part of their lives, on this week’s “HealthLink on Air.”

He also shares his favorite sports movies: "The Natural," "Field of Dreams" and "Remember the Titans."

Also this week: a program that helps children overcome a variety of feeding disorders.

Tune in over the next four weeks as "Freakonomics Radio" takes listeners behind the scenes of some of the most powerful companies in the world, interviewing these current and former CEOs:

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Richard Branson (Virgin), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo), Jack Welch (General Electric), Ellen Pao (Reddit), Carol Bartz (Yahoo!), Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates), and David Rubenstein (The Carlyle Group).

The BBC World Service presents remarkable stories of women's history, told by the women who were there. Selected from its Witness program, audiences will hear the story of the first women to vote in Kuwait; meet the woman who took the x-ray that revealed the structure of DNA; and hear how one woman's experience of 'date rape' changed the discourse around sexual violence in America.

Tune in this Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. for this broadcast of "Witness."

Witness the antics of The Capitol Steps, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, George Carlin, Chevy Chase, and John Toomey. Hear Stan Freberg lampoon George Washington, James Whitmore play Harry Truman, Charlie Warren impersonate Jimmy Carter, and Rich Little play Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.

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The FBI director and several top intelligence leaders are testifying on Capitol Hill about worldwide threats. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is holding the hearing, is also conducting an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Watch the proceedings live, here.

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