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  • Episode 6: Two Writers and a Rock Star Onstage

    The New Yorker Radio Hour

    In this episode, hear David Remnick interview Patti Smith, and Jonathan Safran Foer speaks with George Saunders. Both conversations were recorded at the 2015 New Yorker Festival.

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  • Chicago Protesters Block High-End Stores, Demanding Inquiry Into Shooting

    City and federal investigators showed a lack of urgency in dealing with the case, critics say. Local columnist and editor Carol Marin pins part of the blame on "the feds" and President Obama.

  • From Dream Bride To Doll For Boys: The Evolution Of The Barbie Ad

    All Things Considered

    Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today's commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.



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  • Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On 'Cheering Muslims' 9/11 Claim

    Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.

  • Muslim Woman Says She Was Questioned, Removed From Plane

    The Brooklyn woman says she still doesn't know why she was questioned.

  • How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

    All Things Considered

    The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

  • Construction Deaths Up Amid Building Boom

    A New York Times investigation found the increase in rates of deaths and injuries exceeds the increase in construction.

  • 14 Given Summonses as Hundreds March Against Police Shootings

    Brother of youth who committed suicide at Rikers among those given citations. 

Arts and Culture

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  • Episode 9: All in the Black Family

    Empire Afterparty

    We talk to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about the hippest—thought not exactly the happiest—black family on TV. 

  • We Are All Just Widgets in 'The Song Machine'


    New Yorker staff writer and author John Seabrook talks about the modern hit factory.

  • Carl Hiaasen’s Sunshine Noir

    Studio 360

    Like all great satirists, Carl Hiaasen’s humor writing comes from a deep well of anger. He says he stays in South Florida, despite its corruption, because it’s worth fighting for.

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  • 'You Can't Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

    All Things Considered

    The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.

Tech and Media

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  • Why Film Is Dead And Digital Photos Won't Last Forever

    Photographic process historian Mark Osterman says digital photos won't stand the test of time unless they're printed or shared widely.

  • The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

    How tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?

  • 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?

Music for your day

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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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