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  • Clean Energy: The Next Investment Frontier?

    The Takeaway

    While representatives from 195 nations gather in Paris for COP21, billionaires like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos are moving to invest in clean energy companies.

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  • Democrats Face Abortion Head On

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New York Magazine's Rebecca Traister says some Democrats have shown more of a willingness to support Planned Parenthood and abortion rights in the face of attacks on the organization.

  • After Silver Conviction, What's Next for Ethics in Albany?

    Sheldon Silver's conviction could be a catalyst for ethics reform in Albany. Or, it could mean nothing at all.



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  • Princeton’s Prestigious Past President Sparks Present-Day Debate

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Princeton professor Eddie Glaude discusses the debate over whether Woodrow Wilson’s name should be removed from the graduate school because of his history of racist policies.

  • Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murdering Black Teen Posts Bond

    Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was captured on dashcam video shooting the teen 16 times.

  • Skelos Trial Continues in Glare of Silver Conviction

    Adam Skelos says he's focused on his own trial.

  • Why Hillary Clinton Deserves the Trust of Black Voters

    Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson says Clinton's consciousness of racial issues has grown.

  • Is Vision Zero Working? Early Signs Look Good

    So far this year, traffic fatalities are down in New York City by 11 percent. That's a significant drop  — and it bucks the national trend.

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  • Your Brain On Sound

    Only Human

    When Rose was growing up, she knew she was hearing the world differently. It took her years to figure out what was happening — until she met Professor Nina Kraus.

  • Top Paper's Endorsement Doesn't Always Equal Success In New Hampshire

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nabbed the backing of the New Hampshire Union Leader this weekend, citing his executive and national security experience. But that doesn't mean he's guaranteed a win.

  • What Does It Mean to Have 'Boots On The Ground'?

    On The Media

    Politicians and pundits have been using the phrase "boots on the ground" to declare limits in U.S. involvement in the Middle East. But what does that phrase mean, anyway?

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  • Little May: Urgent Harmonies, Anthemic Appeal


    The polyvocal Sydney trio plays anthemic songs from its debut record, 'For The Company.' 

  • Quiet Hollers: Roots Music with Indie Swagger


    Catch a live set in the Soundcheck studio featuring the stirring Louisville five-piece.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: The Ridge, The Waiting Room, and Wabi-Sabi


    This week, an early look at some promising albums from 2016, including a veteran English chamber pop band and an Arcade Fire member going solo. 

  • Raury: On the Highway to Stardom, Looking for a Few Friends


    The blissed-out rapper and songwriter performs live on Soundcheck. 

  • Duncan Sheik's Latest Sleight of Hand


    The veteran songwriter and burgeoning Broadway darling visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album. 

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