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  • What Awaits Chris Christie in New Jersey

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Chris Christie has officially ended his presidential run. New Jersey listeners round up news and issues from Christie's home state that he may have missed while campaigning.

  • Touching That Subway Pole in Winter

    Hypothesis

    Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.

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  • Gig Alert: Bonobo

    Soundcheck

    DJ Simon Green brings his tribal beats and blissful melodies to Output.

  • How Criticism Allows Creativity to Flourish

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Film critic A.O. Scott discusses the value of criticism and how it shapes art, literature and pop culture in his new book. 

  • The Imagery and Politics of Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Beyoncé dropped a song and video invoking post-Katrina imagery in New Orleans, Black Lives Matter (though not by name) and other social issues. Is her social consciousness praise-worthy?

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  • DANCE BREAK!

    Death, Sex & Money

    You've been sending us your anthems of change. Now, we want to see you rock out to them. 

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  • When NBA All-Stars Trade Free Throws for Freestyling

    Soundcheck

    Now that Kobe's retiring, will he decide to resurrect his rap career? Bryant is just one of many NBA All-Stars to have tried their hand at hip hop.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Roma, Celts, Dunedin, and Queen Bey

    Soundcheck

    This week, revisiting a great gypsy singer, updating a classic rock sound, and the real winner of the Super Bowl.

  • Carrie Rodriguez's Chicana Americana

    Soundcheck

    The Americana songwriter plays new songs partially inspired by her ancestry, live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • #3828: More Music for Pictures at an Exhibition

    New Sounds

    Listen to works inspired by some of the great painters of the 20th Century: Kandinsky, Schiele & Miró, in music by Brooklyn Rider, the group Rachel’s & drummer/composer Bobby Previte.

  • Monsieur Periné's Music Box

    Soundcheck

    The musical polymaths bring their box of tricks to the Soundcheck studio.

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