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  • His Art Crosses Borders Even if He Can't

    Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar made headlines internationally when Israeli authorities refused to let him travel to New York for the opening of a show at the New Museum.

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  • Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    A heated debate over the definition of a sandwich — and what makes for the best kind — featuring Sporkful host and "strict sandwich constructionist" Dan Pashman.

  • Feminist Icons: From Rosie the Riveter to Beyoncé

    The Takeaway

    Just how flawless of an icon was "Rosie" herself?  And is it time we put aside the propaganda and found some new feminist icons? 

  • A Beer for Every Bite

    Which ale to pair with a steak, chicken, pizza, oysters, even ice cream? Brendan Woodcock and Daniel Burns of the beer bar Torst say there's a beer for everything.

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  • Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

    All Things Considered

    If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.

Technology & Media

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  • 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.


  • Gallery: Capturing Heat on Camera

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    James Estrin, photographer and editor of The New York Times "Lens" blog, talks about capturing heat on camera and the challenges of news photography in sweltering conditions. Plus: Some of Estrin's favorite heat photos.

  • The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

    So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Music for your day

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  • Richard Reed Parry Explores 'Music for Heart and Breath'

    Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week. 

  • Preview: Andrew Norman: Better Living Through Architecture

    Meet the Composer

    Preview the second episode of Meet the Composer, featuring guest Andrew Norman. The podcast will be available on July 29 and stream on Q2 Music at 7 pm. 

  • Watch: PHOX, Live On Soundcheck


    Watch the Wisconsin indie pop sextet perform songs from its charismatic and soaring debut album.

  • Summer '94


    Soundcheck looks back to the summer of 1994 to explore the hits, defining albums, songs, and pop culture of 20 years ago.

  • New Doc 'We Like It Like That' Remembers The Peak Of Boogaloo


    Director Mathew Ramirez Warren and boogaloo bandleader Joe Bataan to talk about the new documentary We Like It Like That, which offers a glimpse at boogaloo and New York's Latin music scene in the 1960's.

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