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  • NYC to Feds: Help Puerto Rico

    New York City leaders are calling on the federal government to intervene in Puerto Rico's looming $73 billion debt crisis.

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  • During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

    All Things Considered

    This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.

  • Port Authority Cool to New Hudson Tunnel Talks

    The agency meant to foster regional cooperation says it needs more information if discussions "are to be fruitful."

  • How Squeezed Are the Schools? We May Get a Better Picture

    New York City's way of calculating available space in its schools has long been a source of frustration. Officials have now agreed to make some changes.

  • 35 of Bill Cosby's Accusers on the Cover of NY Mag

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New York Magazine editor Adam Moss discusses what went into making this week's sobering cover story, which features 35 of the 46 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

  • Reconsidering the Minimum Wage

    The Takeaway

    If the goal for major cities is to ensure a basic quality of life for everyone, would a higher minimum wage be more effective than a guaranteed basic income?

Arts and Culture

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  • Undocumented to Princeton

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Dan-el Padilla Peralta writes of his journey from a homeless shelter to navigating college life as an undocumented immigrant to graduating from Princeton, Oxford and Stanford. 

  • Do City Dogs Dream of Chasing Country Sheep?

    Summer is a great time to try something new, and not just for people. In this installment of our "First Timers" series, 6-year-old Lily gives sheepherding a shot.

  • Sideshow Podcast: How 'Kung Fury' Went from Karate Joke to Kickstarter to Cannes

    Studio 360

    When David Sandberg posted a trailer featuring karate, time travel, dinosaurs, Hasselhoff, and a unicorn to YouTube, he had no idea he would end up taking his film to Cannes. No one did.

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  • Can You Love a Picky Eater?

    The Sporkful

    Jen in D.C. calls in to The Sporkful for guidance on eating well while dating a picky eater, and a feuding husband and wife debate the best way to eat a cornbread muffin.

Tech and Media

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  • Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

    All Things Considered

    Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

  • Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

    On The Media

    In the digital era, we live in a world where everything is known and it cannot be unknown. Author Jon Ronson talks about how our keyboards have become a powerful weapon. 

  • Find Ice Cream Near You, Lickety Split

    New York City is hot. You need ice cream. And with the click of a button, our Ice Cream Radar will detect your location, scan the vicinity and find your nearest scoop.

Music for your day

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  • Weekly Music Round Up: The Evil Twin Of Brian Eno; Haunting Music From Atlantic City; Art Rock That Rocks


    This week’s roundup includes punk documentaries, a few ghostly tunes and a self-proclaimed flower alchemist.

  • Gig Alert: Watkins Family Hour


    Watkins Family Hour performs with Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg at City Winery tonight.

  • Eszter Balint, In Studio


    Hear Eszter Balint's sophisticated rock live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • ROOM8, In Studio


    Hear the Los Angeles synthpop duo perform new songs in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Girlpool, In Studio


    Hear the uncompromising punk of Girlpool live in the Soundcheck studio.

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