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  • How Attorney Roberta Kaplan Beat DOMA

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Lawyer Roberta Kaplan took on the Defense of Marriage Act, and won. She opens up about her personal motivations and the anguishes that brought her to that triumphant Supreme Court case.

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  • American Apparel, Best Known For Racy Ads, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    The retailer says it has a reorganization agreement with 95 percent of its secured lenders. The company has struggled since last year's ouster of its founder and chief executive officer Dov Charney.

  • Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Will Enter Alcohol Rehab And Miss Post-Season

    A day before the New York Yankees face the Houston Astros in the American League wild card game, CC Sabathia announces that he is entering rehab to get the help "needed to treat my disease."

  • The Top 7 Christie News Dumps of All Time

    Late on Fridays, just as reporters are heading home for the weekend, the Christie administration has a knack for releasing bad news. Here are some notable times this has happened.

  • 'This Is Not Over,' S.C. Governor Says Of Historic Rain And Flooding

    Faced with devastating floods, officials are urging people to stay home and off the roads. Gov. Nikki Haley says she spoke with President Obama about federal help Monday morning.

  • Inside Russia's Military Strategy in Syria

    The Takeaway

    Over the weekend, in defense of President Bashar-al Assad, the Russian military continued its air campaign in Syria.

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  • Better Chemistry Through Beauty

    Studio 360

    Chemical Bouillon uses their chemistry set to make swirling, dripping, entrancing works of art.

  • How A Show About Zombies Looks At Legacies Of Real Violence

    Fear the Walking Dead is telling a story not often explored on prime-time television: generational rifts over the violence that immigrant parents have experienced.

  • Sex, Drugs, and Chrissie Hynde

    Studio 360

    In her new memoir, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde reveals just how much sex, drugs, and rock and roll it took to become one of rock’s baddest women. Turns out: no more than anyone else. 

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  • Sawdust to Music

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    A new classical music performance space has opened in a former sawdust factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Q2 was there to capture last night's debut show.

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  • Hillary Clinton Embraces Her Image On 'Saturday Night Live'

    With the Democratic primary race tougher than the front-runner might have expected, Clinton confronted several of her flaws on SNL. But maybe not the most significant ones.

  • Reducing Yourself To a Sheet or Two of Paper

    Money Talking

    What if resume-writing wasn't a soul-crushing activity?

  • Welcome to 'Only Human'

    Only Human

    A deaf composer gets a shot at hearing again. A woman forgoes her usual treatment. Our host goes through pregnancy and chemotherapy. Listen to a sneak preview of the podcast.

Music for your day

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  • Dan Friel Rattles Sonic Conventions, Again


    The mad scientist of electronic sounds plays music from his forthcoming record 'Life' live on Soundcheck. 

  • Marrow: Setting the Standard with Revitalized Rock


    Made of former members of Chicago's Kids These Days, Marrow performs their unique indie rock live in the studio. 

  • Weekly Music Roundup: From Rome to Michigan to Algiers


    This week, we jump on the papal bandwagon; also a favorite Radiolab collaborator; and the next Lorde – maybe.

  • Baio: A Vampire Goes Dancing


    The Vampire Weekend bassist reveals his dancier, croonier side in a live studio performance.

  • Seinabo Sey: At Home Anywhere, Ruling Airwaves Everywhere


    The singer and songwriter of Swedish and Gambian descent visits the Soundcheck studio to talk about a global childhood and her forthcoming record. 

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