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  • Local Nepalese Respond to Earthquake Back Home

    As aftershocks continued to rattle Nepal through Sunday, the Nepalese community in New York is morning the loss of loved ones and trying to raise money for families left without homes. 

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  • What The Candidates to Replace Grimm Are Not Talking About

    In a special congressional election in Brooklyn and Staten Island next month, there's one issue neither of the main candidates wants to talk about.

  • #ThisIsNotATest. But It is An Assignment.

    Pencils down. The state tests are over. Now we want to hear some of the other skills and achievements that should get some recognition.

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  • Alternatives to Suspension: Inside a 'Restorative Justice' High School

    Chancellor Carmen Fariña is urging schools to try restorative justice practices in order to reduce suspensions. What does that look like?  At one school, it means much more talking.

  • Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

    Morning Edition

    A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention. And for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.

  • Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

    Morning Edition

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.

  • The Danger Of GMOs: Is It All In Your Mind?

    Genetically modified foods are often regarded as "unnatural" and approached with distrust. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers the psychology behind these reactions.

  • L Train Riders: Help Is on the Way

    Last year, every single station along the L line in Brooklyn saw an increase in ridership. Now, according to the MTA, a significant boost in service is coming later this year.

Arts and Culture

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  • August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone'

    In this installment of August Wilson's American Century Cycle, hear the story of two boardinghouse owners and the migrants who pass through during the Great Migration. 

  • Janeane Garofalo, Brad Bird and Really Smart Cartoons

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    Janeane Garofalo, the comedian and co-star of the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer reboot, also starred in the animated film Ratatouille. Hear her conversation with director Brad Bird.

  • Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

    Studio 360

    Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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  • Know Your Monitor

    Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

    Hanna and Emma puzzle out Orphan Black's action-packed second episode: Paul is back with a vengeance, Helena's getting waterboarded in the desert and Donnie grows some stones.

Tech and Media

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  • Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

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    A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

  • Dr. Oz Fights For Credibility

    On The Media

    Ten doctors sent a critical letter to Dr. Oz's boss at Columbia medical school, but it may do more harm than good in exposing the pseudoscience of The Dr. Oz Show.

  • 8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

    Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a standup routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.

Music for your day

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  • Art Alexakis And Everclear: 'I've Still Got A Lot of Rage in Me'


    The alt-rock stalwarts perform an acoustic session in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • London’s 12 Most Musical Tube Stations


    After a week riding London's extensive subway system, Soundcheck's John Schaefer compiles a playlist of songs that reference the tube.

  • Watch Public Service Broadcasting, In The Studio


    The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Watch the band in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Cambodia's Forgotten Era of Rock and Roll

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    40 years ago the Khmer Rouge eliminated Cambodian rock and roll. Clubs were closed, record collections were destroyed, and star musicians were targeted and killed.

  • The Soundcheck Stream: Women On The Edge


    Soundcheck and special curators assemble more than 12 hours of music from women who influenced and are currently shaping our world.

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