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  • Remembering Leonard Nimoy

    Selected Shorts

    Listen to the actor read Delmore Schwartz's classic coming-of-age story, "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" for WNYC's Selected Shorts.

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  • Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

    Morning Edition

    The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.

  • The Epidemic of Campus Sexual Assault

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    One in five college women is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. 

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  • Christie Flips On Reason For Vetoing Planned Parenthood Funds

    Just in time for the Republican presidential campaign season, the New Jersey governor is changing his explanation for why he made a controversial policy move.

  • A Provoking Play That Doesn't Pull Punches

    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon," based on a slavery-era work, shocks and delights at Soho Rep.

  • Why Did NJ Settle a $9 Billion Pollution Case for Pennies on the Dollar?

    New Jersey sought $9 billion from ExxonMobil for the contamination of 1,500 acres of marshland. So why did the Christie administration settle out of court for $250 million?

  • Teens Get Schooled on Sexual Consent

    At one high school campus, leaders of sexual health workshops unpacked what it meant to have personal agency when saying yes to sex, and how to handle no.

  • The Economy's Growing, Your Salary Might Be Next

    Money Talking

    After years of stagnant wage growth, there are signs that maybe, just maybe, workers might start earning a little more money. Is it for real?

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  • 'Whoa!': Hear the 'High Maintenance' Star's Moving Reaction to His Own Show

    New Tech City

    When we stripped away the visuals and just listened to this scene from the webseries "High Maintenance," we made the show's own Ben Sinclair get misty-eyed. Here's what he heard. 

  • Empire Recap: Family Song

    Andre's bid to win over the Empire board fails - hard - and Jamal takes his father's advice to live his truth to heart, which leads to a big ole' coming out party.

  • Piers Faccini: Continental Drifter

    Spinning on Air

    Piers Faccini's new Mediterranean hybrid music draws on his mixed European background, with influences from north Africa and elsewhere. He performs live and talks with David Garland.

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  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Seinfeld vs Limp Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight's fantasy football, a Power Rangers fan film, and Tig Notaro won the internet this week.

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  • Guster, Live In The Greene Space


    The band Guster is back with a denser, dancier version of their iconic 90s sound.

  • Emmy The Great: Elegant Pop And Poetic Wordplay


    Watch the Hong Kong-born, London-raised, Brooklyn based songwriter perform in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Why Aren't Festivals Showcasing More Female Musicians?


    When this year's lineup for Coachella was unveiled, many noticed how few women were on the bill. Feminist music writer Katie Presley explains why festivals are such a dudefest.

  • One of America's Most Influential, and Unknown, Musicians

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Lead Belly has inspired generations of musicians: The Weavers, The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, even Nirvana. Few people know his story, or even when they are listening to his music. 

  • Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'


    The contemplative and uninhibited songwriter returns to perform songs from her upcoming album, After, in the Soundcheck studio.

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