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  • Soccer Club Eases Transition for Yemeni Students

    New arrivals from Yemen with prodigious soccer skills are finding benefits of the game extend well beyond the field.

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  • Teen Porn Industry Exposed in 'Hot Girls Wanted'

    The Takeaway

    Rashida Jones joins us to discuss her new documentary, which explores the realities of the “amateur” porn world, and the steady stream of 18-to-19-year-old girls entering into it.

  • Hundreds of NJ Students Fail Grad Test and Earn Diploma by Appeal

     An alternate route to graduation raises questions about whether it helps or hurts kids in poor communities.



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  • Feds Probing Powerful Union for NYC Jail Guards

    Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office appears to be focusing in part on claims in a union official's lawsuit alleging the improper investment of union funds.

  • Hundreds of Teachers Laid Off Across New Jersey

    School districts in New Jersey are announcing staff and teacher layoffs.

  • New Yorkers Not Surprised by FIFA Corruption Allegations

    New York City is home to many soccer fans who love the game but also see the potential for corruption.

  • Pataki Chooses GOP Landmark to Announce White House Bid

    The former New York Governor heads to New Hampshire Wednesday to officially announce his run for president.

  • How to Keep People Awake During Meetings

    Money Talking

    Most presentations are painfully mediocre. Here's what we're doing wrong.

Arts and Culture

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  • Soundcheck's Guide To New York's Summer Festivals


    So, you’re in New York this summer and facing an eye-popping array of possible musical choices. What do you do? Soundcheck's John Schaefer lays out the festival landscape.

  • For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love'

    Fresh Air

    In her memoir Whatever ... Love is Love, Bello describes the evolution of her "modern family," which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son's father.

  • A Century of Relativity

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Alan Alda and Brian Greene discuss the centenary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and other highlights of this year's World Science Festival. 

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  • Taco Bell, Pizza Hut To Phase Out Artificial Ingredients

    The fast food chains have committed to phase out food coloring and additives, including trans fats and artificial preservatives.

Tech and Media

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  • Welcome to Note to Self

    Note to Self

    New Tech City got a new name! We're now called Note to Self. And we're glad you're here. 

  • A Hopeful Study... Debunked

    On The Media

    A study found a short conversation with a gay person could make people more open to marriage equality, and the media reported it as a hopeful sign. But the findings were faked.

  • Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

    Morning Edition

    Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.

Music for your day

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  • 'I Felt Like I Was Getting My Life Back': After Brain Surgery, Leah Shapiro Reflects On Her Recovery


    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's longtime drummer sheds light on being diagnosed with a brain condition, her gratitudes towards fan support, and rediscovering her musical passion.

  • Soundcheck’s Weekly Music Roundup For May 26


    Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.

  • Mac McCaughan: Superchunk's Frontman Goes Solo


    Watch the Superchunk guitarist and singer perform songs from his solo debut, Non-Believers, plus an older favorite in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Jon Fine: Indie Rock is Beautiful, Even When Your Band Sucks


    Bitch Magnet guitarist and author talks about his definition of indie rock, why he gave his ears to rock and roll, and why you can always find "the guy" on tour. 

  • Courtney Barnett, In The Greene Space


    The Australian songwriter performs songs from her latest album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, in the Greene Space at WNYC.

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