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  • 13 Days Of High Emotion That Led To The Egypt-Israel Peace

    Fresh Air

    Lawrence Wright's new book examines the 1978 peace deal President Carter brokered between Egypt and Israel. During the tense summit, Carter had "never been angrier," Wright says.

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  • The World's iPhones Are Made in Toxic Chinese Factories

    The Takeaway

    Many of the workers are teens who've left home to support their families—and the first job they're given is simply cleaning iPhone screens, over and over, with toxic chemicals.

  • It's Bring Your Own Bag Week

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    For some, a plastic bag is the most beautiful thing ever seen. For others, it’s superfluous litter, and a campaign is underway this week to push for reusable bag use.



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  • This Is the Face of Broken Windows

    Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

  • EPA Disqualifies Controversial Tappan Zee Loan

    In a stunning rebuke to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the federal Environmental Protection Agency struck down a massive loan to one of the state's signature transportation projects.

  • Columbia University Students, President Meet Over Sexual Assault Concerns

    Student leaders gave Columbia University President Lee Bollinger three weeks to respond to their demands about the university's sexual assault policies.

  • Christie Hits Campaign Trail, Again

    The New Jersey Governor stumps for Republicans while dropping hints about his own candidacy. 

  • More Subway Tunnel Repairs and Closures To Come

    Just when you started to enjoy the return of the R Train tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, the "Cranberry Tube" on the A and C line gets ready for repairs.

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  • Attention: Your Podcasts Are Still In Danger

    On The Media

    Personal Audio, the company that holds the "podcasting patent," is awarded $1.3 million against CBS

  • Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

    Morning Edition

    A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.

  • The Power of Video, From Ray Rice to ISIS

    The Takeaway

    From Ray Rice to ISIS, the world pays attention to video. But what is it about video that makes us watch, or choose not to watch?

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  • Song Premiere: Buck 65, 'She Fades'


    The two-time Juno Award-winning Nova Scotian rapper returns with his most personal work yet, Neverlove, an album that documents his own divorce. Hear his latest single, "She Fades."

  • Video: Shara Worden's Mystical Detroit Home and Garden

    For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).

  • Ryan Adams Returns After A Three Year Hiatus


    The former Whiskeytown frontman is known for being prolific, releasing 14 albums since going solo 2000. But he waited three years for this latest album after a series of life trials.

  • Sarah Jaffe: From Folk Songwriter To Adventurous Electro-Pop Artist


    Once an acoustic singer-songwriter, Sarah Jaffe's Don't Disconnect demonstrates a sonic transition to lush electro-pop artist. Hear her perform in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Watch: Helado Negro, Live On Soundcheck


    The experimental electronic artist's fourth full-length album, Double Youth, explores childhood memories and the concept of rediscovering youth. 

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