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  • What Awaits Chris Christie in New Jersey

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Chris Christie has officially ended his presidential run. New Jersey listeners round up news and issues from Christie's home state that he may have missed while campaigning.

  • Touching That Subway Pole in Winter


    Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.



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  • Federal Grand Jury Said To Begin Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Case

    The grand jury is determining whether Officer Daniel Pantaleo violated Garner's civil rights as he moved to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes.

  • Democratic Debate: 4 Things To Watch Tonight

    The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here's what NPR will be watching.

  • Riot In Mexican Prison Kills At Least 52, Officials Say

    Nuevo Leon Gov. Jaime Rodriguez, whose state includes the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, says 52 people died in last night's riot at the prison.

  • Hillary Clinton's Comeback Story. Again.

    Clinton's campaigns have always been formulated around the argument that she fights for those who have been knocked down. Voters only believe this when she herself is knocked down.

  • City Steps Up Security at Hotels that Shelter Homeless

    The move follows the fatal stabbing of a homeless mother and 2 of her children at a Ramada on Staten Island. Police are searching for a suspect.

Arts and Culture

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  • Gig Alert: Bonobo


    DJ Simon Green brings his tribal beats and blissful melodies to Output.

  • How Criticism Allows Creativity to Flourish

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Film critic A.O. Scott discusses the value of criticism and how it shapes art, literature and pop culture in his new book. 

  • The Imagery and Politics of Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Beyoncé dropped a song and video invoking post-Katrina imagery in New Orleans, Black Lives Matter (though not by name) and other social issues. Is her social consciousness praise-worthy?

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    Death, Sex & Money

    You've been sending us your anthems of change. Now, we want to see you rock out to them. 

Tech and Media

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  • 'Is it Too Soon to Text Back?' Your Dating Questions, Answered

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Just in time for Valentine's Day, New York Times "Social Q’s" columnist Philip Galanes answers all of your questions about love, dating (online and elsewhere) and romance!

  • A Huge Step Forward for The Self-Driving Car

    The Takeaway

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that computers now qualify as drivers. 

  • What We Learned When 25,000 People Tried to Fight Information Overload

    Note to Self

    What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.

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  • When NBA All-Stars Trade Free Throws for Freestyling


    Now that Kobe's retiring, will he decide to resurrect his rap career? Bryant is just one of many NBA All-Stars to have tried their hand at hip hop.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Roma, Celts, Dunedin, and Queen Bey


    This week, revisiting a great gypsy singer, updating a classic rock sound, and the real winner of the Super Bowl.

  • Carrie Rodriguez's Chicana Americana


    The Americana songwriter plays new songs partially inspired by her ancestry, live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • #3828: More Music for Pictures at an Exhibition

    New Sounds

    Listen to works inspired by some of the great painters of the 20th Century: Kandinsky, Schiele & Miró, in music by Brooklyn Rider, the group Rachel’s & drummer/composer Bobby Previte.

  • Monsieur Periné's Music Box


    The musical polymaths bring their box of tricks to the Soundcheck studio.

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