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  • Who Showed Up at the Presidential Hopeful Beauty Show

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    CPAC, the conservative conference attended primarily by the libertarian wing of the GOP, took place this weekend. Will the event factor into the party's selection of a nominee?

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  • Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

    "The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered," NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

  • Video Shows L.A. Police Shot And Killed Man On Sidewalk

    The LAPD says a Taser did not subdue the man, who was struggling with officers on the ground when he was shot to death. Police say the man tried to grab an officer's gun.

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  • Why New Jersey Settled a Big Oil Spill Case for Only $250M

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New Jersey settled a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil. Debbie Mans of NY/NJ Baykeeper & David Sirota of the IBTimes explain why politics might have encouraged the low settlement.

  • High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

    Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?

  • Pols March in Sunnyside 'St. Pat's for All' Parade in the Snow

    Mayor de Blasio and other politicians came to celebrate the tribute to diversity founded 16 years ago.

  • NYC Schools Roll Out the New Cell Phone Rules

    New York City's ban on cell phones in public schools is over. Now, individual schools get to choose a policy that works for them. 

  • NY Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to Federal Flood Insurance

    Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's bill follows a slew of allegations that the nation's flood insurance system is broken.

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  • Kim Gordon: Redefining The 'Girl In A Band'

    Soundcheck

    In her new tell-all memoir, the Sonic Youth co-founder reflects on her career in music and art, and her life after the end of her marriage and the band.

  • Young Louisville Percussionists Love Led Zeppelin — And Jimmy Page Loves Them

    All Things Considered

    Diane Downs teaches music to the Louisville Leopard Percussionists in Kentucky. She says she hopes the kids feel like rock stars now that a video of their Led Zeppelin medley went viral on YouTube.

  • Against All Odds

    Selected Shorts

    Growing up with snakes, and beating the odds.

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  • Kehinde Wiley’s Modern-Day Royalty

    Studio 360

    The artist Kehinde Wiley wondered why he never saw people who looked like him in museums. His ground-breaking paintings, which borrow from art history, are changing that.

Tech and Media

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  • Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords on His New Comedy-Horror Mockumentary

    The Takeaway

    The new mockumentary focuses on the less glamorous side of vampire life. Called "What We Do in the Shadows," Clement co-wrote, co-directed & stars in it with Oscar nominee Taika Waikiti.

  • Free And Open

    On The Media

    This week, net neutrality advocates celebrated the FCC's ruling that bans Internet service providers from giving faster connections to websites that pay for the privilege.

  • TLDR Podcast: JebBushforPresident.com

    On The Media

    The owners of JebBushforPresident.com want to talk, but not about Jeb Bush.

Music for your day

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  • Guster, Live In The Greene Space

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    The band Guster is back with a denser, dancier version of their iconic 90s sound.

  • Emmy The Great: Elegant Pop And Poetic Wordplay

    Soundcheck

    Watch the Hong Kong-born, London-raised, Brooklyn based songwriter perform in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Why Aren't Festivals Showcasing More Female Musicians?

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    When this year's lineup for Coachella was unveiled, many noticed how few women were on the bill. Feminist music writer Katie Presley explains why festivals are such a dudefest.

  • One of America's Most Influential, and Unknown, Musicians

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Lead Belly has inspired generations of musicians: The Weavers, The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, even Nirvana. Few people know his story, or even when they are listening to his music. 

  • Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'

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    The contemplative and uninhibited songwriter returns to perform songs from her upcoming album, After, in the Soundcheck studio.

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