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  • What Former CIA Directors Say About George Bush, Torture, and Drones

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Writer Chris Whipple and co-directors Jules and Gédéon Naudet discuss interviewing all 12 living directors of the CIA for their documentary, "The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs." 

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  • Borough Presidents Agree: Gentrification Is Bad for Neighborhoods

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Borough Presidents Gale Brewer (Manhattan) and Ruben Diaz, Jr. (Bronx) compare notes on zoning disputes surrounding Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan.

  • Obama Emphasizes Diplomacy Over Bloodlust in Fight Against ISIS

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    President Obama has been criticized for his "unaggressive" tone in his initial address after the Paris attacks. We take a closer look at what he's trying to accomplish diplomatically.



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  • Turkey Downs Russian Warplane

    The Takeaway

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a "blow in the back" from Turkey, and warned of "significant consequences."

  • Nazi Subway Ads Pulled After Uproar

    If there's no such thing as bad publicity, then the new Amazon TV series 'Man in the High Castle' got a boost even though its ad campaign aborted early.

  • Mayor Gets Personal While Announcing Ambitious Mental Health Initiative

    The plan has 23 new programs aimed at easing the stigma and making it easier to get help.

  • Decision to Rezone Two Brooklyn Schools Now Rests with Parent Council

    It's official: New York City's Education Department submitted a final plan to rezone two Brooklyn elementary schools, after a weeks-long delay to get more parent feedback.

  • Closing Arguments Done, Silver's Fate Goes to the Jury

    After three weeks of trial, the jury is about to get the case.

Arts and Culture

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  • With Patience and Fortitude, the Library Gets Its Ceiling Back

    Months after a piece of plaster fell from the ceiling at the New York Public Library, WNYC gets a rare, close-up look at the restoration.

  • Staff Pick: "Dangerous Men"

    Studio 360

    Your next so-bad-its-good favorite movie is called "Dangerous Men," and it hits theaters this fall.

  • Dorothy Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5M

    The price for the blue-and-white gingham pinafore that Judy Garland wore exceeded expectations at auction.

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  • Episode 5: City Slickers and Soul Food

    The New Yorker Radio Hour

    In this episode, we meet a father who's turning around a gang feud in Harlem, the owners of Sylvia's give us a tour of the famed restaurant, and two cartoonists chat about talking dogs.

Tech and Media

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  • Listen Up! The Big Turkey in the Sky

    Only Human

    We're rounding out our Listen Up! project with a guide to navigating dialogue at the dinner table — just in time for Thanksgiving. 

  • 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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