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  • What the Sun Does to Your Skin

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    There really isn’t such a thing as a healthy tan. Here's what's happening to your skin under all that sun — and how to protect yourself.

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  • Why the Cost of Vaccines Is Soaring

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The cost of vaccines has gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits per shot in the last 20 years. How did such a basic element of healthcare become so cost-prohibitive for doctors and patients — and so lucrative for manufacturers?

  • Is Morgan Freeman Lying To You About Your Brain?

    The Takeaway

    The new movie “Lucy” is based on the oft-cited statistic that we only use 10 percent of our brains. But is 90 percent of your brain really just untapped potential?



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  • Netherlands and Australia Sending Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

    The crash site in Eastern Ukraine remains unguarded more than a week after the plane was shot down.

  • G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

    The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

  • Will Turmoil Abroad Affect U.S. Economic Growth?

    Money Talking

    Upheaval as far away as the Gaza Strip and eastern Ukraine may hurt America's fragile economy. Plus, why many U.S. corporations are rushing to incorporate abroad.

  • A Teen's Dispatch from Israel

    The conflict in Gaza accelerated just as New Jersey resident Josh Cohen arrived — but he's not planning to cut his trip short.

  • Brooklyn Palestinians on Gaza Conflict: 'We're not Cowards'

    After a late-night encounter outside a mosque, Palestinians in Bay Ridge are bracing for more tensions.


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  • His Art Crosses Borders Even if He Can't

    Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar made headlines internationally when Israeli authorities refused to let him travel to New York for the opening of a show at the New Museum.

  • Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    A heated debate over the definition of a sandwich — and what makes for the best kind — featuring Sporkful host and "strict sandwich constructionist" Dan Pashman.

  • The Reign Of 'Purple Rain'

    Morning Edition

    Thirty years ago this week, Prince's mythmaking movie showed the world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR's Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.

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  • Met Opera Building Workers Rally at Lincoln Center

    The rally by the union representing the Metropolitan Opera’s janitors, ushers and security guards came a day after the company's management warned of a potential lockout.

Technology & Media

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  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    This week in “Thanks, Internet” — The New Yorker looks down on the city, an efficiency expert recuts Family Feud, a fan-made episode of Sailor Moon, a background guy gets the spotlight, and Twitter's much-needed glimmer of hope.

  • Gallery: Capturing Heat on Camera

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    James Estrin, photographer and editor of The New York Times "Lens" blog, talks about capturing heat on camera and the challenges of news photography in sweltering conditions. Plus: Some of Estrin's favorite heat photos.

  • Mining Your Voice for Hidden Feelings and Company Profits

    New Tech City

    There's a subtle difference between feeling 'exasperated and furious' and 'exasperated but ready to listen.' Hear how new technology aims to decode true meaning from the messy signal of the human voice.


Music for your day

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  • Richard Reed Parry Explores 'Music for Heart and Breath'

    Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week. 

  • Watch: Idina Menzel Performs 'If/Then' Live On Soundcheck


    The Tony Award-winning actress best known for her role in Rent and for singing "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen performs songs from her current Broadway show, If/Then, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Juana Molina, Live In The Greene Space


    Watch experimental Argentinian singer-songwriter perform on a special Soundcheck and Latino USA showcase, recorded live from WNYC's Greene Space.

  • Summer '94


    Soundcheck looks back to the summer of 1994 to explore the hits, defining albums, songs, and pop culture of 20 years ago.

  • New Doc 'We Like It Like That' Remembers The Peak Of Boogaloo


    Director Mathew Ramirez Warren and boogaloo bandleader Joe Bataan to talk about the new documentary We Like It Like That, which offers a glimpse at boogaloo and New York's Latin music scene in the 1960's.

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