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  • De Blasio Orders New Safety Measures on Cranes

    The mayor has a plan to increase safety on construction sites.

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  • Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos Take Home The NFL Title

    The Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers on the strength of their defense. It was the biggest football game of the year — so we covered it with the littlest poems we can think of: haiku.

  • New York City to Embark on Annual Count of Street Homeless

    The canvass on Monday night, known as the HOPE Count, is getting extra attention this year as the city grapples with an uptick in homelessness.

  • Camden NJ Students Also Drink Bottled Water Becuase of High Lead Levels

    In 2002, Camden schools were advised to switch to bottled water after a report found high lead levels in water samples. Today, students still can't drink the water from several schools. 

  • For Trump, Failure Is Not an Option

    Donald Trump doesn't acknowledge failure, but it happens to him, just like everyone else.

  • ‘Pushy Moms’ Help Community College Students Transfer to Four-Year Schools

    “You know how your kids wouldn’t listen to you? Well, these kids will listen to you. They will take notes on everything you say,” says Karen Dubinsky, founder of the Pushy Moms group.

Arts and Culture

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  • Monsieur Periné's Music Box


    The musical polymaths bring their box of tricks to the Soundcheck studio.

  • With A Little Help From Larry David, Bernie Sanders Does SNL

    Bernie Sanders impersonator Larry David hosted the episode with a cameo from the senator himself. Sanders slipped in a main campaign message, while David jabbed at the candidate's cantankerous side.

  • Brenda Shaughnessy’s Time Machine

    The New Yorker Radio Hour

    In her upcoming collection, the poet Brenda Shaughnessy goes back to her own coming of age.

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  • David Bowie’s Last Band

    The New Yorker Radio Hour

    David Bowie went to a hole-in-the-wall jazz club to find the musicians who shaped “Blackstar.”

Tech and Media

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  • Vote First or Die

    On The Media

    In the race to the ballot box, the citizens of New Hampshire have long been first, and proud of it. Brooke traveled north to investigate.

  • Infomagical Challenge 5: Magical Life

    Note to Self

    Write a sentence articulating your personal rule/algorithm/filter parameters/mantra to live by. Consider it your note to self.

  • The Clash of Two Tech Titans

    Money Talking

    For a short time, Google's parent company Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world — which might signal a shift in the economy.

Music for your day

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  • #3827: Chamber Rock and Jazz

    New Sounds

    For this New Sounds, listen to a smorgasbord of new music: chamber rock, chamber jazz, and post-rock from the seminal post-rock band Rachel’s to the piano trio called Gogo Penguin.

  • Robyn Hitchcock Channels the Man Upstairs


    Veteran post-punk troubadour plays live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Walter Martin: Arts, Leisure, and Rhythm


    A shuffling education in art history, live from the Soundcheck studio.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Russia Swings and England Shakes Again


    This week, PJ Harvey returns, Leon Bridges’s musical prayer draws from the Baltimore Uprising, and an irresistible video from a group of Russian swing dancers.

  • Songs We Love: The Lumineers, 'Ophelia'

    The foot-stomping, folk-rock hit-makers behind "Ho Hey" premiere their first new music since 2012.

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