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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Wendell Pierce as William "Bunk" Moreland on HBO's "The Wire." (Facebook)

The Takeaway Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender podcast! In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce, known for his role as William "Bunk" Moreland on HBO's hit series "The Wire," discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality. This weekend The Takeaway also hears from Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief for our partner The New York Times. She drops by our studios at WNYC Radio in New York City to weigh in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to reflect on her time working in the region.

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Today's Takeaways: Justifying Torture, Kurt Cobain's Unseen Life, and The Daunting World of Modern Love

The Takeaway explores new allegations about the American Psychological Association, the director of a new Kurt Cobain documentary drops by, and we explore dating in the digital age.