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  • Highlights From NY Governor Debate

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race.

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  • Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

    Some reasons why a five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered non-voters in the city.

  • Luxury Condos Help Fuel NYC Construction Boom

    Spending on new residential construction is expected to increase by 60 percent this year. A lot of it is thanks to the boom in ultra-luxury condos.



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  • No Friday Night Lights for Sayreville's Homecoming

    Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey held its homecoming ceremony this year between the girls’ field hockey match and the boys’ soccer game.

  • The Late Ben Bradlee on Jackie Kennedy and White Collar Crime

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Listen to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee speaking with Leonard Lopate in September 1995 about his career as a newspaperman and about his memoir, A Good Life. 

  • New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

    The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.

  • Soldier Killed, Suspect Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament

    A gunman opened fire near Ottawa's National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. Shots also were fired on Parliament Hill. Two people are dead and police say they are looking for one or more suspect.

  • This Election Season, We're Robocalling People

    If political campaigns can pester you in the run-up to an election, why can't your local public radio station? Sign up here to remind your friends to vote with Brian Lehrer's robocalls.

NYC 2050

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  • New York City Could Get as Hot as Alabama in 2050

    By 2050, NYC will likely experience 45 days at or above 90 degrees Farenheit. That's a month and a half of sweltering days, which could be deadly.  

  • As Temperatures Climb, So Does the Risk of Blackouts

    As it is, New York City sets a new record for electricity demand every year or two. No one can be sure what 2050 will bring, but if we're not ready, the grid could fail.   

  • Extreme High Tides Could Flood Our City's Streets

    The sea level around Manhattan increased a foot over the past century. By 2050, scientists predict it will climb another 18 inches, making mild storms as destructive as hurricanes.

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  • Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

    Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

Media and Technology

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  • You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

    All Things Considered

    "The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

  • The Yarmulke Comes To 3-D Printing

    Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.

  • She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

    New Tech City

    Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

Music for your day

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  • Why Has 'Pure Imagination' Been Covered So Many Times?


    "Pure Imagination" from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory has been reinterpreted hundreds of times by an array of artists -- from Lou Rawls to Fiona Apple to Primus.

  • Eight Must-Hear Bands At CMJ 2014


    Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.

  • 'Twin Peaks' Is Returning To Television, But What About The Music?


    David Lynch and Mark Frost invite us all to revisit the mysterious town of Twin Peaks, 25 years later.

  • Thurston Moore: After Sonic Youth, A New Chapter Begins


    The Sonic Youth guitarist and his band performs songs from his latest solo effort, The Best Day, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Little May: Lovely And Lonely Folk Pop From Sydney


    The Australian folk pop trio performs songs from its self-titled EP in the Soundcheck studio.

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