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  • Year One

    The Season

    With all ten games of the 2015 season behind them, there's just one question left for the Columbia Lions: Was this year a turnaround?

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  • Mayor La Guardia on How to Fit That Big Turkey in Your Little Oven

    Way Back

    With turkeys in 1945 coming in a little bigger than normal, the mayor took to WNYC's airwaves to make sure New Yorkers knew how to handle a big bird.

  • A Very Alec Baldwin Thanksgiving

    Spend the holiday with Carol Burnett, Ira Glass, Amy Schumer and many others, whose interviews with Alec Baldwin are all available in the Here's The Thing archives.



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  • 13 Given Summonses as Hundreds March against Police Shootings

    Brother of youth who committed suicide at Rikers among those given citations. 

  • U.S. Muslims Say Mosques Are the Antidote to Radicalization

    In the wake of the Paris attacks, American mosques are under renewed scrutiny, with Donald Trump calling for some mosques to be closed or placed under surveillance.

  • Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs'

    Morning Edition

    Fifty years ago, 40 bishops signed a pledge to make Catholicism a church for the poor. It was soon set aside, but with Pope Francis focused on the downtrodden, that notion could be revived.

  • Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore

    Morning Edition

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.

  • Deliberations Off to an Unusual Start in Sheldon Silver Trial

    A juror has already asked to be excused — on the first day of deliberations.

Arts and Culture

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  • The Sporkful: Thanksgiving Is For Eaters


    Take Thanksgiving head-on with help from The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and public radio's favorite personalities like Mo Rocca, Amy Sedaris, Robert Krulwich, Brooke Gladstone and more.

  • We Are All Just Widgets in 'The Song Machine'


    New Yorker staff writer and author John Seabrook talks about the modern hit factory.

  • Norman Rockwell's Endless Thanksgiving Meme

    Studio 360

    Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" went from rejected sketch to one of the most iconic images in American history.

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  • 'You Can't Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

    All Things Considered

    The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.

Tech and Media

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  • StoryCorps Has a Thanksgiving Assignment For You

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    StoryCorps is launching a national assignment called "The Great Thanksgiving Listen," in the hopes of doubling its archive with students' interviews of their family members.

  • The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

    How tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?

  • What Does It Mean to Have 'Boots On The Ground'?

    On The Media

    Politicians and pundits have been using the phrase "boots on the ground" to declare limits in U.S. involvement in the Middle East. But what does that phrase mean, anyway?

Music for your day

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  • Little May: Urgent Harmonies, Anthemic Appeal


    The polyvocal Sydney trio plays anthemic songs from its debut record, 'For The Company.' 

  • Quiet Hollers: Roots Music with Indie Swagger


    Catch a live set in the Soundcheck studio featuring the stirring Louisville five-piece.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: The Ridge, The Waiting Room, and Wabi-Sabi


    This week, an early look at some promising albums from 2016, including a veteran English chamber pop band and an Arcade Fire member going solo. 

  • Raury: On the Highway to Stardom, Looking for a Few Friends


    The blissed-out rapper and songwriter performs live on Soundcheck. 

  • Duncan Sheik's Latest Sleight of Hand


    The veteran songwriter and burgeoning Broadway darling visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album. 

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