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  • Teens Get Schooled on Sexual Consent

    At one high school campus, leaders of sexual health workshops unpacked what it meant to have personal agency when saying yes to sex, and how to handle no.

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  • This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

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    New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.

  • The Economy's Growing, Your Salary Might Be Next

    Money Talking

    After years of stagnant wage growth, there are signs that maybe, just maybe, workers might start earning a little more money. Is it for real?

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  • Christie Flips On Reason For Vetoing Planned Parenthood Funds

    Just in time for the Republican presidential campaign season, the New Jersey governor is changing his explanation for why he made a controversial policy move.

  • NYPD Sergeants Strike Deal With de Blasio

    Now four of the five NYPD unions have contracts leaving only the union for rank-and-file officers without a deal.

  • Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

    Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a crowd of conservative activists.

  • Local Muslim Leader: ISIS Arrests in Brooklyn Do Not Signal an Epidemic

    Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York says the number of U.S. Muslims who have left the country to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State is relatively small.

  • Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

    Morning Edition

    The new FCC rules require service providers to be a neutral gateway to the Internet. The move has precedent in the 1930s, when regulators enacted "common carrier" rules on phone service companies.

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  • Empire Recap: Family Song

    Andre's bid to win over the Empire board fails - hard - and Jamal takes his father's advice to live his truth to heart, which leads to a big ole' coming out party.

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Seinfeld vs Limp Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight's fantasy football, a Power Rangers fan film, and Tig Notaro won the internet this week.

  • This Month (And Every Month), Black Sci-Fi Writers Look To The Future

    For years, black authors stood out in science fiction and fantasy because there were so few. Now, says Alaya Dawn Johnson, though there are still obstacles, black authors are making themselves heard.

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  • Why the Internet Loves Lyrics

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    We don’t usually think of pop music lyrics as being very deep. But a huge number of internet searches are for lyrics. Why are they suddenly so important?

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  • Guster, Live In The Greene Space

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    The band Guster is back with a denser, dancier version of their iconic 90s sound.

  • Why Aren't Festivals Showcasing More Female Musicians?

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    When this year's lineup for Coachella was unveiled, many noticed how few women were on the bill. Feminist music writer Katie Presley explains why festivals are such a dudefest.

  • One of America's Most Influential, and Unknown, Musicians

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Lead Belly has inspired generations of musicians: The Weavers, The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, even Nirvana. Few people know his story, or even when they are listening to his music. 

  • Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'

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    The contemplative and uninhibited songwriter returns to perform songs from her upcoming album, After, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • BRONCHO: Indie Pop Hooks You Can't Stop Singing

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    With playful melodies you won't forget, the Oklahoma band plays songs from its 2014 album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, in the Soundcheck studio.

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