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  • A Skeptic's Guide to Health News and Diet Fads

    On The Media

    A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting and bogus, celebrity-endorsed diet fads. 

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  • The 'Senseless' Killing of Samuel DuBose

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    After a Cincinnati prosecutor called the shooting of Samuel DuBose "the most asinine act" he'd ever seen a police officer commit, we discuss what the body camera video adds to this case.

  • Work Out Like a Philosopher, Not Like a Jock

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    As part of our School of Life series, philosopher Damon Young says exercise should be less about "feeling the burn" and more about "walking quietly and allowing reverie to arrive."



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  • Gaining a Sister Through a Gender Transition

    Reporter Kat Aaron had three brothers. Now that the eldest is transitioning genders, they're navigating a new path as sisters in New York City. 

  • Beijing Wins 2022 Bid, First City to Host Both Summer and Winter Olympics

    The Takeaway

    The Olympics are returning to Beijing in 2022 for the Winter Games. The decision edged out Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, in a 40 to 44 vote. 

  • It's Too Darn Hot

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    A team of (sweaty) WNYC Data News reporters went to every subway station in Manhattan south of Central Park to find the hottest and coolest stations.

  • New Ebola Vaccine Has '100 Percent' Effectiveness In Early Results

    The trial of the VSV-EBOV vaccine was called Ebola ça Suffit — French for "Ebola that's enough." Researchers say it's both effective and quick, with no new Ebola cases 6 days after vaccination.

  • NJ Supreme Court Turns Attention to Public-Worker Cost-of-Living Adjustments

    If court rules COLAs can’t be suspended -- as 2011 law allows -- state could be out $70 billion in projected savings over next three decades

Arts and Culture

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  • Vidal vs. Buckley

    The documentary "Best of Enemies” draws upon rich archival footage to revisit the infamous 1968 televised debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal.

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Tig Notaro joins Twitter, Key and Peele call it quits, and Prince Charles faces off against an eagle to win the internet this week. 

  • Return of Mo Rocca and the Grandmothers

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Mo Rocca discusses the new season of his show "My Grandmother's Ravioli" and is joined by Ruth Taube who helped him learn how to make matzo ball soup.

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  • Funny Ha Ha: The High School Humor Challenge

    Studio 360

    We’re looking for humor writing by students who are about to start high school, in high school, or spring graduates. The writer and actor BJ Novak will pick a winner on the show.

Tech and Media

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  • Cyber Deterrence, New Aggressive Strategies To Fight Hacking

    The Takeaway

    The United States government is developing aggressive strategies to proactively defend against cyber hacking after the breach against the Office of Personnel Management last April.

  • What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

    Note to Self

    Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

  • #TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

    Morning Edition

    A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

Music for your day

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  • Emily King, In Studio


    Emily King performs songs from her new neo soul album 'The Switch' live in studio. 

  • Gig Alert: R. Ring


    Ex-Breeder and all-around rock royalty Kelley Deal's newest project plays at Bell House tonight.

  • Weekly Music Round Up: The Evil Twin Of Brian Eno; Haunting Music From Atlantic City; Art Rock That Rocks


    This week’s roundup includes punk documentaries, a few ghostly tunes and a self-proclaimed flower alchemist.

  • Ethan Lipton And His Orchestra, In Studio


    Hear musical hilarity ensue in a live performance by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra.

  • Sam Lee, In Studio


    Stream a live performance and interview with the British singer-songwriter. 

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