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  • Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger

    Death, Sex & Money

    Since Roger Ebert's death in 2013, his wife Chaz says they still communicate in unique and powerful ways. If that sounds out of the ordinary, so is the story of how they fell in love.

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  • How to Be Smarter than Facebook

    New Tech City

    Habits are powerful. Tech companies know that when they build you new gadgets and websites. But if you are wise to their tactics, you can drive your habits, not them.

  • The History of Blacks in Photos, Before Michael Brown

    The #iftheygunnedmedown hashtag is the latest example of concern over how African Americans have been portrayed — or not — in photography.



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  • CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

    All Things Considered

    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."

  • Let's Talk About Talking About HPV

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    14 million people are infected with HPV every year. Dr. Paul Offit says doctors should talk about cancer -- and not sex -- when telling parents about the vaccine for teens.

  • A Day of Dueling Political Endorsements

    One powerful women's group endorses Cuomo's running mate — but another endorses his opponent.

  • The Mystery of Why Harlem Gets Hotter Than Everywhere Else

    It's only a few degrees, but when a heat wave comes, variations in temperature across Manhattan could spell the difference between life and death.  

  • City Strikes Deal With School Safety Agents

    City Hall and the union representing officers who work in city hospitals, homeless shelters and schools have reached a deal on a new labor contract.

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  • You're Being Manipulated by Reality Television (Music)

    On The Media

    We all know that Americans watch a lot of TV. On the Media producer Laura Mayer reports on the role music plays in one of the medium’s most popular genres - reality television.

  • 'Rude' Is The Worst Best Song Of The Summer

    Studio 360

    “Rude” by Magic! is America's #1 song — it's also America's most hated song. Critic Jia Tolentino explains the fine line between good, credible pop and the incredibly bad stuff.

  • 'A Man Called Destruction': The Mercurial Genius Of Alex Chilton


    Alex Chilton -- leader of Big Star and eventually triumphant elder statesman of alternative music -- is the subject of a sprawling new biography by Holly George-Warren.

  • The Most Familiar Cadence In Western Music Has A Very Funny Name


    WNYC's David Garland explains how -- and why -- you can hear a pattern called "the Diatonic Phrygian Tetrachord" in everything from 'Greensleeves' to *NSYNC. 

  • Watch: Pentatonix, Live On Soundcheck


    Watch the wildly popular a capella group from the reality singing competition The Sing Off, Pentatonix, perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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  • George Takei Misses His Mother's Enchiladas

    George Takei is King of Facebook! Find out what he thinks made him such a strong person and which recently movie had a powerful effect on him.

  • How to Make the Perfect Paper Airplane

    David Rees, host of "Going Deep" and expert on all things you thought you learned in elementary school, teaches Brian Lehrer and listeners how to fold a paper airplane.

  • Neil Gaiman Confronts the Real World

    There are few things more mundane than people at their desks doing stuff, eating snacks. But to Neil Gaiman, even the humble workplace is glorious fodder for the writer's imagination. 

  • Bodega Cats In Their Own Words

    There's no cat quite like the New York City bodega cat: killer of rats, fixture of the detergent aisle, silent observers of the human condition. If only these cats could talk. Well, now they can.