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  • Make Carla Bruni Your Ringtone Comments [ 11 ]

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    That’s what Andy Borowitz is doing after interviewing the singer, songwriter and former first lady of France about her latest album, “Little French Songs.” Bruni plays Thursday night at New York’s Town Hall. 

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  • Brooklyn DA Will Dismiss Low-Level Marijuana Cases, Report Says

    The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. 

  • Hell's Kitchen "Overwhelmed" by Buses

    More than 8,000 buses cross the Hudson every weekday, bringing New Jersey commuters into Manhattan. But once buses get in to the city, there’s no place for them to park.

  • New Sanitation Chief: UES Garbage Facility Is Moving Forward Comments [ 1 ]

    Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the proposed East 91 St. Marine Transfer Station was moving forward, but she's ready to meet with opponents of the plan.

  • Report: FBI Coerces U.S. Muslims to Spy Comments [ 3 ]

    The Takeaway

    The FBI has been coercing Muslims living in the United States to spy on other Muslims by threatening to put or keep them on the federal no-fly list.

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  • Was Shakespeare a Scientist at Heart? Comments [ 2 ]

    The Takeaway

    When most people think of William Shakespeare they think of his plays, not science. But how much did the real science of astronomy influence Shakespeare's writing? 

  • The Real Colbert Stops By Letterman

    Studio 360

    Stephen Colbert proved he'll do a fine job as Late Show host, without his beloved character.

  • Aaron Sorkin Wants To Apologize For 'The Newsroom' Comments [ 1 ]

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    Writer and producer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Newsroom, The Social Network) talks with former Chief Presidential Speechwriter Jon Favreau about what it means to be moral in 2014, what we value as heroic in life and in fiction, and how film and television have documented our transition from an analogue to a digital world.

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  • Jay Z vs. Drake: The NBA Playoffs Fuel a Rap Beef

    Studio 360

    As the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors meet in the NBA playoffs tonight, their most famous fans are in a battle of their own that could take hip-hop to a new level.

Technology & Media

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  • Hiring by Video Game Comments [ 3 ]

    New Tech City

    The traditional job interview is obsolete. That is, when compared to an all-knowing video game that peers into the psyche of every candidate.

  • Voting in Congress? There May be an App for That Comments [ 7 ]

    The Takeaway

    One lawmaker believes Congress should spend less time in D.C. He's come up with a proposal that would grant Congress the power to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings remotely.

  • Good Work Getting Kicked In the Head There, Pal

    On The Media

    This is how the internet handles celebrity, unless of course you're a cat.

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  • Check Ahead: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'


    Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.

  • Conor Oberst, Live At Gigstock Comments [ 4 ]


    Watch Conor Oberst perform and talk about his upcoming album, Upside Down Mountain, live at WNYC's Greene Space.

  • The Baseball Project: Honoring And Skewering The National Pastime Comments [ 1 ]


    Hear the baseball-themed rock band, built around Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey and Linda Pitmon, perform songs from its latest album, 3rd.

  • Calle 13's Residente, On 'Multi_Viral,' Latin American Politics, And Julian Assange Comments [ 1 ]


    Rene Perez Joglar, (a.k.a. Residente), the co-founder of the beloved and divisive Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13,  talks about Multi_Viral -- the group’s latest album which includes vocals from Uruguayan poet Eduardo Galeano and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

  • What's The Most Relaxing Song Ever? Help Us Make A Playlist Comments [ 154 ]


    As part of WNYC's station-wide Sleep project, Soundcheck has been thinking about the best music to help you relax and fall asleep. Help us build a playlist of your most relaxing songs ever.

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