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    534: A Not-So-Simple Majority

    Sep 12, 2014
    We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.

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    535: Origin Story 2014

    Sep 19, 2014
    This week we bring you little-known and surprising stories of how all sorts of institutions began. An updated version of a 2009 episode.

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    536: The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra

    Sep 26, 2014
    This week, an unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country. The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks and prevent another financial crisis. But when Carmen Segarra was hired, what she witnessed inside the Fed was so alarming that she bought a tiny recorder, and started secretly taping. ProPublica reports.

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