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  • Jenny Slate Likes Her Boys Young


    And for good reason. On this week's episode, Slate and host Sara Schaefer pick through the latest science that says the male body is worthless by age 38.

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  • You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

    All Things Considered

    "The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

  • Who Goes the Extra Mile to Sweeten Your Commute?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    There are automated MTA announcements. And then there are the conductors and bus drivers who tell jokes over the loudspeaker, sing on the job, or just exude good vibes. Here's to them. 




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  • Chants, Cheers and an Arrest at the Opera

    "The Death of Klinghoffer," an opera about the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian, drew chants of "Shame!" outside the Met Opera last night. Inside, fans applauded as loud as ever.

  • A Pep Talk for Healthcare Workers on Ebola

    A training event at the Javits Center was part rally, part information session for those who would be on the front lines of an outbreak.

  • Overcrowded and Overwhelmed: Inside P.S. 176

    How do you fit 22 third graders in a room the size of a Manhattan studio apartment? Ask P.S. 176 in Brooklyn. It's one of hundreds of crowded schools that can't catch a break.

  • Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

    Morning Edition

    The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

  • This Election Season, We're Robocalling People

    If political campaigns can pester you in the run-up to an election, why can't your local public radio station? Sign up here to remind your friends to vote with Brian Lehrer's robocalls.

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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  • The Medium is the Message at 50

    On The Media

    Fifty years ago, Marshall McLuhan published Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. 

  • 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.

  • Have We Finally Conquered the Uncanny Valley?

    Studio 360

    Animating a realistic human being has been the holy grail of CGI. Australian animator Chris Jones may have cracked the code with "Ed."

Music for your day

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  • Eight Must-Hear Bands At CMJ 2014


    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.

  • 'Twin Peaks' Is Returning To Television, But What About The Music?


    David Lynch and Mark Frost invite us all to revisit the mysterious town of Twin Peaks, 25 years later.

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


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

  • Interview: Mark Mothersbaugh On 'Myopia'


    The Devo mastermind and acclaimed TV and film composer will open a new exhibition, Myopia at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado.

  • Streets Of Laredo: Crossing Hemispheres With Crazed Cowboy Folk


    The Bushwick-based seven piece formed in New Zealand and then transplanted themselves to Brooklyn. Their music reflects the miles they've traveled.

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