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  • From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

    The Takeaway

    A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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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 Morgan Spurlock

    The Sporkful

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

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  • Church Meets State: De Blasio and Faith Leaders Powwow on NYPD Issues

    Mayor de Blasio and dozens of faith leaders conferred behind closed doors on ways to strengthen police and community relations.

  • 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.

  • The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

    When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?

  • NYC Activist Shares Experiences in Ferguson

    Jesus Gonzalez met with members of Michael Brown's family, including his parents. 

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

    Soundcheck

    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

    Soundcheck

    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

    Soundcheck

    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

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

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