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  • Soundcheck's Guide To New York's Summer Festivals


    So, you’re in New York this summer and facing an eye-popping array of possible musical choices. What do you do? Soundcheck's John Schaefer lays out the festival landscape.

  • A Miserable Divorcee Looks for "Results" at the Gym

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Andrew Bujalski talks about his new film “Results" with the film's stars, Guy Pearce and Kevin Corrigan.



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  • Commerce Department: U.S. Economy Contracted In First Quarter

    Bad weather and a strong dollar that hurt U.S. exports are thought to be contributing factors. The GDP shrank at a 0.7 percent rate.

  • Cuba Removed From US Terror List

    Secretary of State John Kerry acted 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so.

  • In Bedford-Stuyvesant, a Café Uses Gentrification to Give Back

    As a diverse, affluent customer base moves in, a high-end coffee shop tries to accommodate the needs of everyone.

  • Grandpa's Favorite Stat Needs an Update

    Money Talking

    As Wall Street and Washington anxiously await the latest GDP numbers, the reality about economic figures begs further exploration.

  • Observatory at One World Trade Center Opens to Public

    Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet and stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean.

Arts and Culture

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  • Hot Debate: Should Dogs Be Dining with Us?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New York City sidewalks already invite a mix of trash, tourists and rodents. So why not allow dogs into outdoor dining areas at restaurants? We hear convincing cases from both sides.

  • What the World Pays for Cheap Clothing

    The Takeaway

    We now consume 400% more clothing than we did two decades ago, and a lot of it is affordable, fashionable and disposable clothing that's linked to human rights abuses across the globe. 

  • The Professional World of Amateur Porn

    "Hot Girls Wanted" looks at the professional world of 'amateur' porn in Miami and the steady stream of 18 and 19-year old girls cycling through it.

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  • What Listeners Loved This Week

    John Waters hitchhikes across the country. Soccer is an incredible way to make immigrant students feel welcome. There's a right way to drink this summer. Here are the week's top stories.

Tech and Media

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  • Welcome to Note to Self

    Note to Self

    New Tech City got a new name! We're now called Note to Self. And we're glad you're here. 

  • A Hopeful Study... Debunked

    On The Media

    A study found a short conversation with a gay person could make people more open to marriage equality, and the media reported it as a hopeful sign. But the findings were faked.

  • Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

    Morning Edition

    Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.

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