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  • What Price Justice for the Wrongfully Imprisoned?

    Despite the $40 million settlement with the five men wrongfully convicted in the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989, there's no formula for how we compensate people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit.

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  • Women with Breast Cancer, Trying to Find Their Way Back to 'Normal'

    The Takeaway

    African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.

  • Latest Medicine on Prescription Pads: Outdoor Play

    The Takeaway

    In a pilot program called “Outdoors Rx,” doctors write prescriptions for kids to participate in outdoor activities, in an effort to promote better health and prevent chronic illness.



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  • Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

  • As Homelessness Surges, Some in Queens Say No to Another Shelter

    With another shelter a block away and institutions for people with mental illness and adult care facilities nearby, people in this densely populated neighborhood say they feel overburdened.

  • Pre-K Speed Dating

    The city has to find 1,000 pre-k teachers before fall. So at a hiring fair last week, the interviews were fast and furious, and the task was matchmaking.

  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Atop Brooklyn Bridge

    Traffic was at a crawl this morning and police were investigating, after someone replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.

  • Emergency Workers in Chokehold Case Suspended

    At crime scenes, competing priorities between the NYPD who are focused on security and EMTs who must administer medical care can bump up against each other. Most agree that it's the police who call the shots, especially since they carry the weapons.


Technology & Media

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  • Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

    Morning Edition

    Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.

  • 1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

    All Things Considered

    The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

  • Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

    Morning Edition

    It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

Music for your day

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  • Richard Reed Parry Explores 'Music for Heart and Breath'

    Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week. 

  • The Soundcheck Guide To Bassist Charlie Haden


    Last week, the jazz world lost the renowned and influential bassist Charlie Haden, who died at 76. Nate Chinen, the jazz and pop critic for the New York Times, reflects on Haden's diverse musical career and shares a couple of his must-hear recordings.

  • Juana Molina, Live In The Greene Space


    Watch experimental Argentinian singer-songwriter perform on a special Soundcheck and Latino USA showcase, recorded live from WNYC's Greene Space.

  • Bell X1: Emotionally Striking Songs With A Minimalist Touch


    Hear the popular Irish rock band Bell X1 perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Relive Summer '94: Weezer And 'Regulate'


    In this episode: Soundcheck's Summer ‘94 retrospective continues: Comedian Hari Kondabolu looks back on an album so near and dear to his heart that it that inspired his very first AOL screen name – Weezer’s self-titled debut, known to most as the "Blue Album."

    Then: Also that summer: hip hop met yacht rock, when Warren G and Nate Dogg sampled Michael McDonald’s hit slow jam “I Keep Forgettin’” on their song “Regulate.” It was a match made in heaven. We feature the song in our occasional series “That Was A Hit?!?”

    And: Hear Dum Dum Girls perform music from its latest album, Too True, in the Soundcheck studio.

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