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  • North Koreans Have Wedding Photographers, Too

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    They also have smiling school kids and synchronized dance festivals. A professional photographer shares her view of everyday life in the world’s most isolated country.  

  • Having Guinness and Pepperoni Rolls with Super Size Me's Director

    The Sporkful

    Morgan Spurlock is well known for his less-than-flattering portrayals of excess and gluttony, but he seems to apply the mantra "all things in moderation" only "in moderation." 


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  • The NYPD's Long Hot Summer

    As shootings spiked last weekend and cops face allegations of brutality on Staten Island, stop-and-frisk rates have declined, and the police are figuring out where to go from here.

  • Two Million Voters Have No Voice in Albany

    Some state legislators ran for other offices, some got other jobs — and some wound up in handcuffs, leaving 13 seats empty and millions of New Yorkers without representation.

  • No Lockout: Met and Stagehands Reach a Deal

    The Metropolitan Opera and the stagehands union have reached a deal on a new contract, ending the prospect of a work stoppage and assuring that the fall season will get underway.

  • Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

    The FBI is evaluating a video posted online Tuesday that claims to show the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamic State fighters. The American was abducted while working in Syria in 2012.

  • Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief Targeted

    Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.


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  • Check Ahead: Dry The River, 'Alarms In The Heart'


    Following the success of its 2012 debut, Shallow Bed, Dry The River decamped to Iceland to record its new album, Alarms In The Heart. Known for its delicate folk songs that build to emotional climaxes, the London band's new songs cannot help but sound inspired by the country's grandiose landscapes. Stream the album in its entirety a week before its release on Aug. 26.

  • Pick Three: Matthew Weiner


    Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner discusses the use of music in his new film, Are You Here, and picks three songs that he finds emotionally moving.

  • Olivier Messiaen's Turangalîla: Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

    Even for Messiaen, the Turangalîla-Symphony is weird. Stream the new recording by Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony and Angela Hewitt all week. 

  • Nina Simone: A Revolutionary Voice Of The Civil Rights Movement


    New Yorker staff writer, Claudia Roth Pierpont, gives context for the recent Nina Simone film controversy and discusses the events that fueled the singer's darkest songs and most provocative performances.

  • Gem Club: Exquisite And Aching Pop Songs


    Hear Boston chamber pop band Gem Club perform songs from its latest album, In Roses, in the Soundcheck studio.

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