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  • This Week's Showdown: Freedom Act Vs. Patriot Act

    On The Media

     Three provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire this weekend, unless a gridlocked Congress manages to find a last minute solution.

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  • As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

    All Things Considered

    Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.

  • Ithaca, NY: Power To The People


    The climate is going haywire, and communities are taking matters into their own hands. Visit Ithaca, New York, where citizens are hustling to wean themselves from fossil fuels.



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  • Documents Shed Light On Investigation Into Attica Riot

    More then 40 years later, there are still unanswered questions about the biggest prison riot in U.S. history.

  • Cuba Removed From US Terror List

    Secretary of State John Kerry acted 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so.

  • In Bedford-Stuyvesant, a Café Uses Gentrification to Give Back

    As a diverse, affluent customer base moves in, a high-end coffee shop tries to accommodate the needs of everyone.

  • TLC Cracks Down On Uber

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    TLC commissioner Meera Joshi discusses the proposal which would require car services like Uber to comply with many of the rules that govern yellow cabs.

  • Observatory at One World Trade Center Opens to Public

    Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet and stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean.

Arts and Culture

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  • Hot Debate: Should Dogs Be Dining with Us?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New York City sidewalks already invite a mix of trash, tourists and rodents. So why not allow dogs into outdoor dining areas at restaurants? We hear convincing cases from both sides.

  • What the World Pays for Cheap Clothing

    The Takeaway

    We now consume 400% more clothing than we did two decades ago, and a lot of it is affordable, fashionable and disposable clothing that's linked to human rights abuses across the globe. 

  • The Professional World of Amateur Porn

    "Hot Girls Wanted" looks at the professional world of 'amateur' porn in Miami and the steady stream of 18 and 19-year old girls cycling through it.

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  • What Listeners Loved This Week

    John Waters hitchhikes across the country. Soccer is an incredible way to make immigrant students feel welcome. There's a right way to drink this summer. Here are the week's top stories.

Tech and Media

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  • Welcome to Note to Self

    Note to Self

    New Tech City got a new name! We're now called Note to Self. And we're glad you're here. 

  • A Hopeful Study... Debunked

    On The Media

    A study found a short conversation with a gay person could make people more open to marriage equality, and the media reported it as a hopeful sign. But the findings were faked.

  • Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

    Morning Edition

    Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.

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