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  • Sheldon Silver's 'Surprising' Guilty Verdict

    Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who once seemed to be an untouchable fixture in Albany, has been convicted on seven counts of bribery and corruption.

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  • Is Vision Zero Working? Early Signs Look Good

    So far this year, traffic fatalities are down in New York City by 11 percent. That's a significant drop  — and it bucks the national trend.

  • Your Brain On Sound

    Only Human

    When Rose was growing up, she knew she was hearing the world differently. It took her years to figure out what was happening — until she met Professor Nina Kraus.



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  • Top Paper's Endorsement Doesn't Always Equal Success In New Hampshire

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nabbed the backing of the New Hampshire Union Leader this weekend, citing his executive and national security experience. But that doesn't mean he's guaranteed a win.

  • Why Film Is Dead And Digital Photos Won't Last Forever

    Photographic process historian Mark Osterman says digital photos won't stand the test of time unless they're printed or shared widely.

  • What Does It Mean to Have 'Boots On The Ground'?

    On The Media

    Politicians and pundits have been using the phrase "boots on the ground" to declare limits in U.S. involvement in the Middle East. But what does that phrase mean, anyway?

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  • Little May: Urgent Harmonies, Anthemic Appeal


    The polyvocal Sydney trio plays anthemic songs from its debut record, 'For The Company.' 

  • Quiet Hollers: Roots Music with Indie Swagger


    Catch a live set in the Soundcheck studio featuring the stirring Louisville five-piece.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: The Ridge, The Waiting Room, and Wabi-Sabi


    This week, an early look at some promising albums from 2016, including a veteran English chamber pop band and an Arcade Fire member going solo. 

  • Raury: On the Highway to Stardom, Looking for a Few Friends


    The blissed-out rapper and songwriter performs live on Soundcheck. 

  • Duncan Sheik's Latest Sleight of Hand


    The veteran songwriter and burgeoning Broadway darling visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album. 

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