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  • Taking the NYPD Candidate Exam

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    WNYC's Stephen Nessen took the NYPD entrance exam to learn what it tests for. We put together a quiz of our own with sample questions from the test.

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  • The Sound Of Public Radio Beyond 'Middle Aged White Dudes'

    The Takeaway

    What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? One black contributor says minority voices often feel the need to code-switch to be heard.

  • Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

    His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.



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  • Three Men and Their Slush Funds

    NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

  • Now Yahoo Will Have to Stand On its Own

    Money Talking

    CEO Marissa Mayer announced that Yahoo will spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba. Now she has to prove her plan to turn around the struggling company will work.

  • 4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

    Morning Edition

    In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

  • City Faults Bronx Defenders For Role in Violent, Anti-Cop Rap Video

    Lyrics calling for violence against cops aren't unusual. But when a major city contractor is involved, officials took notice.

  • Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

    Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

Arts and Culture

Tech and Media

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  • What 95 Minutes of Phone Time a Day Does to Us

    New Tech City

    Prepare for our week of Bored and Brilliant challenges with a peek at the data we're gathering on how much you use your phones and the science behind why it matters for your brain.

  • How Will Digital Currencies Change Our Way of Life?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Digital currency could reinvent traditional financial and social structures, and bring the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. 

  • Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

    News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.

Music for your day

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  • Hear Lower Dens' Hypnotically Poppy New Song, 'To Die In L.A.'


    The Baltimore band - fronted by enigmatic songwriter Jana Hunter - returns with its third album, Escape From Evil. Hear the first single, "To Die In L.A."

  • Mucca Pazza: Colorfully Clashing Marching Band Rock


    Hear the colorful and sprawling marching band Mucca Pazza bring its wild circus show to the Soundcheck studio.

  • The Manic Musical Worlds of Nick Kroll


    The multi-talented, many-faced comedian talks about the colorful musical personalities that have studded the storyline of 'Kroll Show.' 

  • Kaija Saariaho's Masterful Chamber Music Shines on a Larger Scale

    Utterly original and new, the music of Kaija Saariaho is nevertheless recognizable as a successor to an old French tradition of rich lyricism and colorful orchestration.

  • Stream 44 New Tunes For The New Year


    With 2014 firmly behind us, there's not much to do but look ahead to the looming tidal wave of records coming in 2015. Stream the songs Soundcheck is most excited about this year.

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