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  • City Chef Freshens Up School Lunch Food

    New York City schools serve about 950,000 meals a day — breakfast, lunch and after-school. But it's the little things that occupy the city's top chef, like the plates.

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  • De Blasio Vows to Crack Down on Exploitative Homes for the Destitute

    The de Blasio Administration has vowed to crack down on "three-quarter houses," which are government-funded homes that often exploit the poor.

  • What It's Like To Choose Transgender Sex Reassignment Surgery

    There are many different ways to be transgender. For some people that includes sex reassignment surgery. A young filmmaker follows two people who made that choice through their year of transition.



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Arts and Culture

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  • Tracing The Sausage Family Tree

    The Sporkful

    Chicago Tribune food writer Kevin Pang reveals his ten favorite sausages, from Chinese lap cheong to Lil' Smokies. Plus we debate whether hot dogs are a type of sausage.

  • André Gregory and Wallace Shawn on Creativity and Collaboration

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The friends talk about their highly productive, decades-long screen partnership in advance of a new series of reissues by The Criterion Collection.

  • Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

    Morning Edition

    Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.

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  • 'UnREAL' Is An Unsettling Look At Making Unsettling Television

    A new Lifetime drama based on a fine short film manages to engage the world of unscripted TV without either letting it off the hook or condescending to it.

Tech and Media

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  • How A Drunken Chipmunk Voice Helps Send A Public Service Message

    Morning Edition

    First you get a crazy message from a friend. Then you get a not-so-crazy message that could help you find a job or fight a disease.

  • Editing The Climate Talkers: Punctuation's Effect On Earth's Fate

    Morning Edition

    The littlest things — punctuation, precise word choice and grammar — can hold tremendous power in worldwide climate negotiations. This year in Europe, editors get a chance to help make history.

  • This Is How Much the Internet Knows About You

    Note to Self

    We used online data to see into some public radio personalities' souls, and asked them whether our findings were true. Meet a new "communications advice" app called Crystal Knows.

Music for your day

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  • Streaming Utopia: Imagining Digital Music's Perfect World

    We asked everyone we could think of, from fans to musicians to label owners what the ideal streaming service should look like. Turns out the new world, even in our fantasies, is a work in progress.

  • Garland Jeffreys, Live On Soundcheck


    Coney Island's favorite son, the songwriter and guitarist performs material from his 1977 classic, Ghost Writer, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Quiz: What Kind of Classical Music Fan Are You?

    Are you a molto devoto listener? Or molto leggiero? Take our quiz and gauge your level of fandom.

  • NOW Ensemble Blends Upbeat Lyricism and Heady Abstraction in 'Dreamfall'

    NOW Ensemble emerged a decade ago as standard bearers, of a sort, for the new kids of new music. Stream their latest anthology of new works, "Dreamfall," all week. 

  • Mac McCaughan: Superchunk's Frontman Goes Solo


    Watch the Superchunk guitarist and singer perform songs from his solo debut, Non-Believers, plus an older favorite in the Soundcheck studio.

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