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  • First-Time Filmmakers Explore How Romance and Autism Intersect

    The team behind "Autism in Love," a film currently showing at the Tribeca Film Festival, said they want to challenge misconceptions that people with autism don't want romance.

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  • Critic Raises Doubts About City's Pre-K Expansion

    A high-profile researcher claims there could be many more families who need full-day pre-k classes than the city thinks, but Mayor de Blasio's administration is confident about its math.

  • Sideshow Podcast: How to Get Billy Idol to Play Your Birthday Party for Free

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    It costs $50,000 to have Billy Idol appear at a private event, a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced the rock star to play his birthday party for free.

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  • Cuomo Travels to Cuba to Get New York's Foot in the Door

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has become the first American governor to visit Cuba since relations were re-established with the communist nation.

  • NJ Transit Proposes Fare Hike

    The agency says it needs to raise fares by about nine percent — and cut some service — in order to close a $60 million budget gap.

  • Report: Assembly Speaker Profited from Mother's Embezzlement

    In a plea deal, Carl Heastie's mother was to sell family property to repay the non-profit workplace, where she stole money. She died soon after, and he ignored judge's order.

  • What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

    Morning Edition

    Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

  • New York Man Who Plotted to Join Terror Group Gets 25 Years

    Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Arts and Culture

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  • Courtney Love's Tearful Response to the New Kurt Cobain Documentary

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    Courtney Love spoke with director Brett Morgen after a screening of his new film "Montage of Heck," which compiles journal entries and rare footage in a stunning portrait of the artist.

  • From A Family Guy Writer, A Look At A Fanatical Pageant Mom

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The Emmy nominated writer/producer of Family Guy, Kirker Butler, discusses his new novel about a dominating pageant mom, Pretty Ugly.

  • The Greatest Catch Ever

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    It's Super bowl XVII: Eli Manning throws it up, David Tyree pins the ball to his head, and the Giants go on to win. Spike Lee presents his documentary about the greatest catch ever.

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  • Amy Schumer, Far From a Train Wreck

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    After a screening of the season 3 premiere of "Inside Amy Schumer," Schumer and several of her writers spoke about derierres, rape jokes and surprises from the show's new season.

Tech and Media

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  • Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

    The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.

  • So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

    Morning Edition

    Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to suggest more appropriate ones.

  • Covering the Longshots

    On The Media

    How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

Music for your day

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  • 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.

  • Six Musicians Who Weren’t Who They Were Rumored To Be


    Orion: The Man Who Would Be King tells the story Orion, a singer who sounded a lot like Elvis, and wore a mask. John Schaefer rounds up other musicians with mysterious identities.

  • Hear 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. Hear the band in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Watch Young Fathers Play 'Rain Or Shine' On Soundcheck


    The Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop group performs songs from its just-released new album, White Men Are Black Men Too, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Celebrating 50 Years Of Musical Incompetence


    As PDQ Bach celebrates his 50th anniversary, creator and composer Peter Schickele talks about how to make serious music funny, and how to take funny music seriously.

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