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  • Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

    His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.

  • Goodbye, Amy

    Amy Eddings, our All Things Considered host since 2004, is leaving WNYC this week, and we've been collecting your kind goodbye messages here.



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  • Guts! Glory! Fakery! Why Football Loves The Pre-Game Speech

    Football coaches have long used their oratorical powers to goad their teams to glory.

  • Three Men and Their Slush Funds

    NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

  • How to Get Your Hoof In the Door and Other Farm Business Marketing Tips

    Native New Yorker Ruby Metzner didn't know a thing about farming. But she used her marketing skills to develop a thriving pig farm.

  • 4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

    Morning Edition

    In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

  • City Faults Bronx Defenders For Role in Violent, Anti-Cop Rap Video

    Lyrics calling for violence against cops aren't unusual. But when a major city contractor is involved, officials took notice.

Arts and Culture

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  • A Stone, A Pot, and A Little Love. The Magic of Soup.

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Melissa Clark talks about one of her favorite cold weather meals, one found in cuisines all over the world. Soup!

  • A 200-Year Selfie Obsession

    Artists have been painting themselves for centuries. A new show presents the good, the bad and the ugly.  

  • Prostitute Laundry

    On The Media

    "Let the priests tremble, we're going to show them our sexts!" (Not the type you're thinking.)

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  • David Simon, Frank Ocean, and Female Ghostbusters Win the Internet This Week

    Studio 360

    David Simon, Frank Ocean, and an all-female Ghostbusters cast win the internet this week.

Tech and Media

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  • What 95 Minutes of Phone Time a Day Does to Us

    New Tech City

    Prepare for our week of Bored and Brilliant challenges with a peek at the data we're gathering on how much you use your phones and the science behind why it matters for your brain.

  • How Will Digital Currencies Change Our Way of Life?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Digital currency could reinvent traditional financial and social structures, and bring the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. 

  • Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

    News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.

Music for your day

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  • 15 Songs You Wouldn't Know Without Folklorist Alan Lomax


    On the great folklorist's centennial, Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks at Lomax's legacy with 15 covers you wouldn’t know if it weren’t for his musical discoveries.

  • Hear Lower Dens' Hypnotically Poppy New Song, 'To Die In L.A.'


    The Baltimore band - fronted by enigmatic songwriter Jana Hunter - returns with its third album, Escape From Evil. Hear the first single, "To Die In L.A."

  • Mucca Pazza: Colorfully Clashing Marching Band Rock


    Hear the colorful and sprawling marching band Mucca Pazza bring its wild circus show to the Soundcheck studio.

  • The Manic Musical Worlds of Nick Kroll


    The multi-talented, many-faced comedian talks about the colorful musical personalities that have studded the storyline of 'Kroll Show.' 

  • Stream 44 New Tunes For The New Year


    With 2014 firmly behind us, there's not much to do but look ahead to the looming tidal wave of records coming in 2015. Stream the songs Soundcheck is most excited about this year.

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