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  • Containing Disease Like They Did in This Video Game

    New Tech City

    Governments need to be able to predict how outbreaks spread and grow. But that's not so easy. Here's how one bizarre and totally accidental video game incident made the modeling smarter.

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  • Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

    Morning Edition

    American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

  • Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

    Death, Sex & Money

    Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.




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  • Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

    Morning Edition

    As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

  • Few Shelters in Queens, So Homeless Families Head to the Bronx

    A new report shows how New York City's homeless crisis is being shouldered across the five boroughs.

  • A Pep Talk for Healthcare Workers on Ebola

    A training event at the Javits Center was part rally, part information session for those who would be on the front lines of an outbreak.

  • Chants, Cheers and an Arrest at the Opera

    "The Death of Klinghoffer," an opera about the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian, drew chants of "Shame!" outside the Met Opera last night. Inside, fans applauded as loud as ever.

  • 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 Medium is the Message at 50

    On The Media

    Fifty years ago, Marshall McLuhan published Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. 

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Interview: Mark Mothersbaugh On 'Myopia'


    The Devo mastermind and acclaimed TV and film composer will open a new exhibition, Myopia at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado.

  • Streets Of Laredo: Crossing Hemispheres With Crazed Cowboy Folk


    The Bushwick-based seven piece formed in New Zealand and then transplanted themselves to Brooklyn. Their music reflects the miles they've traveled.

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