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  • Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff – and How to Stop

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and that can be a problem. The psychology behind why it’s hard (but often necessary) to let go of our excess things.

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  • Brooklyn Bridge Flags Remain Mysterious as NYPD Investigates

    Police officials said the white flags that appeared this morning atop the bridge had no terrorism or protest connection, but they still consider it a serious matter.

  • Sharon Jones: Back On Her Feet, And Back On The Road


    Sharon Jones is known for her vintage soul sound and her irrepressible on-stage energy. But a recent battle with cancer put her career on hold — and made her doubt that she'd ever sing again. Jones talks about that struggle, and about her latest album, Give the People What They Want.



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  • Christie May Cut Pension Benefits for Younger Workers

    But workers are protesting the possible cuts.

  • NYPD Force to Be Retrained After Chokehold Death

    Whatever comes out of the Eric Garner investigation, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said one thing is clear: officers need more training, beginning with the use of force.

  • Feds Find Newark Police Engaged in 'Unconstitutional Policing'

    The Justice Department found excessive force and inadequate accountability.

  • HUD Takes Whack at NYC's Build it Back

    Feds paint dismal picture of Sandy rebuilding program – or at least as it was when they visited in March. 

  • City Admits it Approved 'Poor Door'

    Housing advocates say a developer took advantage of a loophole when it created a separate entrance for renters in the affordable units of a new building.


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. 

  • Preview: Andrew Norman: Better Living Through Architecture

    Meet the Composer

    Preview the second episode of Meet the Composer, featuring guest Andrew Norman. The podcast will be available on July 29 and stream on Q2 Music at 7 pm. 

  • PHOX: Longtime Friends Crafting Heartfelt Pop Songs


    Hear the Wisconsin indie pop sextet perform songs from its charismatic and soaring debut album.

  • 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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