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  • Christie Va a México

    The New Jersey governor is headed to Mexico to talk trade. Is this also about his expected run for president? Absolutely. 

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  • The Politics Of Calling In Sick

    A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

  • Rinse and Repeat? No Easy Fix to Chronic Flooding

    Some homes in New Jersey have flooded dozens of times, costing the national flood insurance program millions of dollars.



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  • New School Schedules Send NYC Families Scrambling

    Changing the school day by 40 minutes might not sound like a big deal, but it can throw a wrench into the schedule for busy New York City families.

  • As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

    Morning Edition

    U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

  • Enter September, With a Blast Of Heat

    After an unusually mild summer, Tuesday could be the season's hottest day.

  • Cuomo Stumps, Finally, As Challenger Dances

    Governor Cuomo, who is running for re-election, made his first campaign-style appearance in months at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

  • Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

Arts and Culture

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  • This Is Your Bird on Drugs

    Studio 360

    Australian multimedia artist Andy Thomas makes bird songs dance with 3D animations. It’s the latest in his line of “audio life forms.”

  • 21 Tips For Surviving New York City

    Drop off your laundry. Meditate in the Bronx. See improv. Our hosts and producers tell you how to survive -- and thrive -- in this insane place. 

  • Why the Summer of 2014 Was Great

    The Takeaway

    Three supermoons. A girl dominated the Little League World Series. It wasn't hot and gross. As the summer sun sets this Labor Day Weekend, let's remember how good we've had it. 

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  • Joan Rivers, Mad Diva

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The octogenarian and author believes that plastic surgery is a necessity, aging is an adventure, and jokes almost never go too far. She also never wants you to use “LOL” ever again. 

Technology & Media

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  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Tech

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    Tech is one the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, but women continue to only represent a small portion of the workforce.  

  • Just Because It's on the Internet Doesn't Make It True

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Are you messaging a fake dating profile? Are you being scammed? Here's how to identify and avoid the trickery that’s so prevalent online.

  • How to Be Smarter than Facebook

    New Tech City

    Habits are powerful. Tech companies know that when they build you new gadgets and websites. But if you are wise to their tactics, you can drive your habits, not them.

Music for your day

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  • Video Premiere: Heaven's Jail, 'Long Island Sound'


    The Brooklyn band makes dark and blustery folk rockers that channel Laurel Canyon cult psychedelia and the distinctive eerie visuals of Twin Peaks.

  • John Zorn Presents Masada: Angels, Inspiration, and Improvisation

    Spinning on Air

    John Zorn visits the WNYC Studio to present some of his Masada series of compositions along with pianist Uri Caine, guitarist Jon Madof, and saxophonist Uri Gurvich.

  • How to Talk to a Female Composer

    Interviewing a composer can be a daunting proposition, especially when confronted with the bodily reality of one who is non-male. Here's a how-to guide for beginners. 

  • Jenny Lewis Fights Fear And Insomnia On 'The Voyager'


    The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman's new record, The Voyager, promises to be some of her most personal songs to date.

  • Comedian Marc Maron Is Not A (Total) Music Snob


    Comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron shares three favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's Pick Three series. 

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  • George Takei Misses His Mother's Enchiladas

    George Takei is King of Facebook! Find out what he thinks made him such a strong person and which recently movie had a powerful effect on him.

  • How to Make the Perfect Paper Airplane

    David Rees, host of "Going Deep" and expert on all things you thought you learned in elementary school, teaches Brian Lehrer and listeners how to fold a paper airplane.

  • Neil Gaiman Confronts the Real World

    There are few things more mundane than people at their desks doing stuff, eating snacks. But to Neil Gaiman, even the humble workplace is glorious fodder for the writer's imagination. 

  • Bodega Cats In Their Own Words

    There's no cat quite like the New York City bodega cat: killer of rats, fixture of the detergent aisle, silent observers of the human condition. If only these cats could talk. Well, now they can.