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  • 'Peacetime Dividend' Means Fewer Stops, Summonses And Arrests

    With crime near an all-time low, the NYPD might be giving more people a break.

  • Get Your Gargoyle On at Tribeca Auction

    Thousands of historical artifacts from buildings in New York and other cities are up for grabs as a Tribeca showroom has to move to make way for more condos.



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  • What's In and What's Out as Albany Enters Budget Crunch Time

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    As the deadline approaches, a clearer picture is emerging of what's included in the New York State budget. Ethics reform is in. DREAM Act is out. Here's what else you need to know.

  • Details Emerge About Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

    His flying club says Lubitz "wanted to see his dream of flying fulfilled." Investigators say he appears to have deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, killing 150 people.

  • Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

    The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.

  • Organic Kale Salad with a Side of Hope

    A pop-up restaurant in Union Beach, N.J., offers a weekly night out for a town still struggling to recover from Sandy.

  • Census Shows NYC Growth, Some Losses Upstate

    The city grew 0.62 percent from July 2013 to July 2014 to 8.49  million people.

Arts and Culture

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  • Before New York Is a 'Hollow City' of Chain Stores

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Jeremiah Moss of the Vanishing New York blog has gone from lamenting the closing of New York City's distinctive businesses to campaigning to preserve them through legislation.

  • A Club Crawl Through Time

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Esteemed writer and man-about-town Michael Musto says that every generation gets the nightlife it deserves -- where are we now on the continuum of NYC's after hours debauchery? 

  • Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

    With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.

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  • Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

    Death, Sex & Money

    After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.

Tech and Media

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  • University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy

    All Things Considered

    Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they're trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.

  • Planting the Seeds of Revolution with Smuggled Episodes of 'Friends'

    The Takeaway

    So no one told you life was gonna be this way...in North Korea.

  • Is Braille Obsolete?

    New Tech City

    Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."

Music for your day

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  • Death Cab For Cutie Finds Art In Repairing Something Broken


    Singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer go deep on the indie rock band's latest record, Kintsugi.

  • Lower Dens' Jana Hunter Explains 'Escape From Evil,' Track By Track

    The singer-songwriter pulls back the curtain on her band's beautiful-but-mysterious new album, Escape From Evil. "All of these songs are based in personal experience," she writes.

  • Jen Larson And Deep River: Revitalizing Bluegrass In Brooklyn


    Hear the bluegrass songwriter perform two of her own songs as well as a musical “gutpunch” from the repertoire of the celebrated Stanley Brothers.

  • Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

    Morning Edition

    "This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind," the 21-year-old rapper says of his new album. "I've never been this transparent with myself or with music."

  • Watch Torres Perform On Soundcheck


    Listen to the powerful singer-songwriter preview songs from her new record, Sprinter, live in the Greene Space.

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