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  • Disease Quarantines Have an Ugly History

    Public health officials must balance the public good and an individual's liberty.

  • Should Companies Report Profits Less Often?

    Money Talking

    As another corporate earnings season winds down, we wonder if investors would better off with less information. Plus, we trace how to negotiate—not haggle—for a raise.

  • New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

    The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.

  • What Listeners Loved This Week

    A lesbian cartoonist is a MacArthur Genius. Registered non-voters should really vote. Ira Glass & Co. might solve a murder mystery. Here's a playlist of the week's top stories.

  • This Election Season, We're Robocalling People

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    WNYC talked to seasoned campaign operatives to learn the tips and tricks of how to get people to vote. Now, we're launching our own campaign.

NYC 2050

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  • New York City Could Get as Hot as Alabama in 2050

    By 2050, NYC will likely experience 45 days at or above 90 degrees Farenheit. That's a month and a half of sweltering days, which could be deadly.  

  • As Temperatures Climb, So Does the Risk of Blackouts

    As it is, New York City sets a new record for electricity demand every year or two. No one can be sure what 2050 will bring, but if we're not ready, the grid could fail.   

  • Extreme High Tides Could Flood Our City's Streets

    The sea level around Manhattan increased a foot over the past century. By 2050, scientists predict it will climb another 18 inches, making mild storms as destructive as hurricanes.

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  • Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

    Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

Media and Technology

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  • Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

    All Things Considered

    If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

  • The Yarmulke Comes To 3-D Printing

    Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.

  • She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

    New Tech City

    Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

Music for your day

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  • James Brown's Rise Revealed In The Explosive 'Mr. Dynamite'

    Soundcheck

    Filmmaker Alex Gibney captures James Brown's career as a rising funk star rooted in the jazz and big band era in his new documentary, Mr. Dynamite.

  • Eight Must-Hear Bands At CMJ 2014

    Soundcheck

    Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.

  • How To Be Smarter About... DJ Mustard

    Soundcheck

    From Drake and 2 Chainz to Chris Brown and J-Lo, everyone wants a taste of the hip-hop producer known as DJ Mustard. Soundcheck finds out why.

  • Thurston Moore: After Sonic Youth, A New Chapter Begins

    Soundcheck

    The Sonic Youth guitarist and his band performs songs from his latest solo effort, The Best Day, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • The Budos Band: The Staten Island Afro-Soul Group Isn't Afraid To Get Heavy

    Soundcheck

    Hear The Budos Band summon the psychedelic spirit from its new record, Burnt Offering, in the Soundcheck studio.

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