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  • Fixing the World: Bang-for-the-Buck Edition

    Here's $2.5 trillion. You have 15 years to spend it. How do you distribute the money in a way that will achieve the most good for the world? Freakonomics looks into this real scenario.

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  • Bourdain Goes To The Bronx

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Anthony Bourdain has been all over the world, but he's never done an episode in the Bronx -- about which he says he's "shamefully, shamefully unaware." Now he's trying to fix that.

  • The Fight Against AIDS, 1992 to Today

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    In 1992, AIDS was the number-one cause of death for U.S. men age 25 to 44. Today, it's 6th. As part of "25 Years in 25 Days," the Brian Lehrer Show talks about the disease, then and now.

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  • No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

    A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

  • For Rent: Former Mayoral Residence

    New York City's First Family is looking to rent out their Park Slope town home. The monthly price tag? $4,975.

  • Al Sharpton Vs. Al Smith

    A sign that Al Sharpton has entered the city's political establishment: a speaker took a potshot at him during the Alfred E. Smith Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.

  • Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years

    Four of the six tunnels that carry Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR trains in and out of Manhattan need serious repair work, which would cause major commuting disruption.

  • New Ratings System Eliminates Grades for NYC Schools

    New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña outlined a new way to evaluate schools that minimizes tests scores in favor of more qualitative measures.

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  • 'Bob's Burgers' Creator Loren Bouchard On Dueling Musicals And Casios

    Soundcheck

    Show creator Loren Bouchard talks about the dueling musicals featured in the upcoming season premiere, as well as his love for Casio keyboards and four-track cassette recorders. 

  • Pick Three: Caitlin Moran

    Soundcheck

    The bestselling author shares a playlist of her favorite songs, and talks about embracing enthusiasm, combating cynicism and coming of age as a teenage girl in 1990's England. 

  • Jill Barber: A Fresh Take On The Songbook Sound

    Soundcheck

    Hear the Canadian vocalist perform music from her latest recording, Fool's Gold, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Respiratory Rhythms Guide Richard Reed Parry's Minimalist Compositions

    Soundcheck

    In his new solo project, Arcade Fire's multi-instrumentalist says he wanted his classical compositions to sound as human as possible. 

  • 'Kind Of Blue' Recreated Note-For-Note

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    New York-based jazz quartet Mostly Other People Do The Killing have taken apart the 1959 Miles Davis classic and put it back together, note-for-note.

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