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  • Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

    All Things Considered

    Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.

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  • Replacing Antonin Scalia Will Be No Simple Task

    The Supreme Court justice's death will have enormous repercussions for the U.S. legal system. With the high court short-handed, here's the political turmoil to expect from the attempts to replace him.

  • Valentines Day: A Breakdown of the Day People Love To Hate

    The Takeaway

    "Valentine's Day is ridiculous. An invented holiday to make money off of gullible people."



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  • Justice Scalia, Local Son

    Looking back to Scalia's upbringing and how it influenced the justice he would become.

  • On The Clock: Trump Gets The Most Talking Time In Tonight's Debate

    With the South Carolina primary just a week away, the six remaining Republican presidential candidates took the debate stage. Who got the most talking time? NPR had its stopwatch at the ready.

  • The Zika Effect

    On The Media

    Coverage of the Zika virus has dominated global news for weeks, creating lots of panic but leaving many questions unanswered. A look at what we do and don't yet know about Zika.

  • NYPD Uses Hidden Devices to Track Suspects, Without Warrants: Report

    A freedom of information request suggests police have deployed stingrays more than a thousand times since 2008 to intercept phone records in the hunt for suspects.

  • Akai Gurley Verdict Highlights Concerns About NYPD Training

    A rookie officer's conduct and inability to administer CPR during a fatal shooting in a housing project stairwell prompt concern about the NYPD's training regimen. 

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  • Hard Knock Life


    This Valentine's Day, a mysterious tap tap tapping leads us into a world of sex, death, and head-banging.

  • Calling the Queen of Sappy Love Songs

    Studio 360

    Lovesick? Call Delilah, radio’s love doctor. She’s got a pop prescription.

  • 'Prodigal Son' Fails to Make the Grade

    In this new play, playwright John Patrick Shanley has written a love letter. To himself.

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  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Awards Show Problem And Product Placement

    On this week's show, we break down what entertainment industry awards are for (if anything) and consider the highs and lows of product placement.

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  • Hillary Clinton's Former Innovation Adviser on Fostering Visionary Change

    The Takeaway

    Alec Ross was the first ever senior adviser on innovation for the State Department. He says America is the perfect incubator for innovation solutions to the world's biggest problems.

  • Getting to the Bottom of Edible Underwear

    Studio 360

    It may come as no surprise that the inventors of edible underwear were under the influence when they had the idea. But they stuck with it — and Candypants made them rich.

  • What We Learned When 25,000 People Tried to Fight Information Overload

    Note to Self

    What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.

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  • When NBA All-Stars Trade Free Throws for Freestyling


    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


    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


    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


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

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