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  • Why Are So Many Americans Going Hungry?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    To understand what has led one-sixth of people in the richest nation in the world to be malnourished, it's all about food security and sustainability.

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  • The Modern Shower, 'Designed to Kill'

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    The modern bathroom design is inefficient and unsafe. Here's why we should all be showering like the Japanese.

  • Is America Still Israel's Best Friend?

    The Takeaway

    The way most Americans understand our relationship with Israel has changed a great deal since the country's founding in 1948.

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  • This is Why Public Housing Buildings Are Falling Apart

    New York City's public housing authority went from being a national model to one of the worst landlords in the city in the decade between 2001 and 2011.

  • Deadly Ebola Virus Reaches U.S. Physicians

    The Takeaway

    Healthcare workers in some parts of Africa are now taking on two battles—the fight to control the growing threat of the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in four countries since March, and now armed youths who are threatening doctors who they believe are spreading the disease, not containing it.

  • Congress Reaches Deal on Veterans Bill

    The Takeaway

    It's the last week before Congress heads home for August recess, and we may actually see a break from the usual congressional gridlock when it comes to veterans affairs. House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise over the weekend to help the embattled veteran healthcare system.

  • When 'Broken Windows' Leads to Busted Heads

    A review of court records and arrest data, along with interviews of attorneys, law enforcement experts and citizens, show many low-level arrests spiral dangerously out of control.

  • New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

    Morning Edition

    Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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  • Ace Of Base Totally Bums Out These Little Kids

    Soundcheck

    Soundcheck returns to New York's Little Red School House to see what a trio of precocious grade schoolers think about one of the most ubiquitous songs of the early '90s, Ace Of Base's "The Sign."

  • The Price of Chocolate is Rising

    The Takeaway

    Earlier this year, we reported that shortages of limes, avocados, and pork have sent prices of margaritas, guacamole, and bacon sky high. And now the unthinkable: Mars and Hershey have announced that they will be increasing the prices of chocolate products price by 7 and 8 percent, respectively. How will we cope?

  • Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

    All Things Considered

    Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.

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  • People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

    Morning Edition

    Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

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  • Flight MH17 and the Russian Media

    On The Media

    In the wake of the crash of Malaysia airlines flight MH17, the Russian media has been providing its own theories about the source of the downed plane. Brooke talks with novelist and screenwriter Michael Idov, who lives in Moscow, about what he's seeing there.

  • Stars Rise and Fall, But 'Weird Al' Yankovic Remains

    Gabfest Radio

    The panelists have much to talk about this week: the international fallout from Flight MH17the democratizing power of Kickstarter, "Weird Al" Yankovic's big splash, and much more.

  • Mining Your Voice for Hidden Feelings and Company Profits

    New Tech City

    There's a subtle difference between feeling 'exasperated and furious' and 'exasperated but ready to listen.' Hear how new technology aims to decode true meaning from the messy signal of the human voice.

     

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  • Ace Of Base Totally Bums Out These Little Kids

    Soundcheck

    Soundcheck returns to New York's Little Red School House to see what a trio of precocious grade schoolers think about one of the most ubiquitous songs of the early '90s, Ace Of Base's "The Sign."

  • Puss N Boots: Breathing New Life Into Country Rock Classics

    Soundcheck

    Hear the all-star singer-songwriter trio comprised of Norah Jones, Catherine Popper and Sasha Dobson perform songs from its debut album, No Fools, No Fun, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Juana Molina, Live In The Greene Space

    Soundcheck

    Watch experimental Argentinian singer-songwriter perform on a special Soundcheck and Latino USA showcase, recorded live from WNYC's Greene Space.

  • WNYC At 90: Miles Davis And Stan Getz Play Birdland In 1950

    Soundcheck

    Soundcheck listens back to Miles Davis and Stan Getz's performance at Birdland as part of the American Music Festival in 1950, as part of WNYC's 90th anniversary. 

  • John Luther Adams: Bad Decisions and Finding Home

    Meet the Composer

    Composer and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams is the first subject in Q2 Music's new Meet the Composer podcast. Host Nadia Sirota explores how Adams's move to Alaska led to his current popularity.

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