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  • Year One

    The Season

    With all ten games of the 2015 season behind them, there's just one question left for the Columbia Lions: Was this year a turnaround?

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  • Mayor La Guardia on How to Fit That Big Turkey in Your Little Oven

    Way Back

    With turkeys in 1945 coming in a little bigger than normal, the mayor took to WNYC's airwaves to make sure New Yorkers knew how to handle a big bird.

  • A Very Alec Baldwin Thanksgiving

    Spend the holiday with Carol Burnett, Ira Glass, Amy Schumer and many others, whose interviews with Alec Baldwin are all available in the Here's The Thing archives.



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  • 14 Given Summonses as Hundreds March Against Police Shootings

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

  • Thanksgiving Parade Brings Out Kids of All Ages

    A mother, 43, and son, 6, share their first experience with the big balloons up close.

  • Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs'

    Morning Edition

    Fifty years ago, 40 bishops signed a pledge to make Catholicism a church for the poor. It was soon set aside, but with Pope Francis focused on the downtrodden, that notion could be revived.

  • Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore

    Morning Edition

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.

  • Deliberations Off to an Unusual Start in Sheldon Silver Trial

    A juror has already asked to be excused — on the first day of deliberations.

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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