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  • Warning of Brooklyn Voter Purge Dates Back Weeks

    A report from the Campaign Finance Board shows it reached out to the city Board of Elections about purged voters more than a month before primary day.

  • Christie Orders NJ Public Schools to Test Water for Lead

    The governor's announcement comes less than two months after many school districts started to individually test their water once elevated lead levels were found in Newark schools.


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  • New York Sees Spike in Diversity on Theater Stages

    Stage productions saw a major increase in Asian American representation, but on Broadway, African American and Latino actors languished.

  • Larry Wilmore and the N-Word at the White House Correspondents Dinner

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  • Elections Probe Could Hurt de Blasio's Credibility in Albany

    Mayor Bill de Blasio wants seven more years of control over city schools, but he needs to get approval from the very legislators he's accused of illegally trying to oust.

  • 4 Ways Donald Trump's Pro Wrestling Experience Is Like His Campaign Today

    At least none of Trump's political opponents have been strapped down and had their heads shaved by him.

  • Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Election

    We're bringing you a full spectrum of local and national politics that spans neighborhoods, communities and ideas as we inch closer to Election Day. 

Arts and Culture

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  • A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

    Fresh Air

    John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X join Fresh Air to discuss punk's early days. "Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there," Cervenka says. "[It] didn't matter how old you were."

  • The Portrait Gets a Facelift

    Studio 360

    Photographer Alma Haser's eerie portraits turn faces into origami.

  • Review: Explosive First Act of 'Shuffle Along,' But Second Half Disappoints

    This musical is important — but the director invests so little in the motivations of his characters that we don't feel emotionally tied to what happens to them.

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  • Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

    She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.

Tech and Media

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  • Speaking on Behalf of NYC Tech

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    The newly formed, official advocacy group of New York City's tech sector, Tech:NYC, hopes to narrow the gap with Silicon Valley for the title of America's tech hub. 

  • Social Media Buzz: 'Dads Don't Babysit' And #EndGunViolence

    Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss stories currently getting traction on social media.

  • Millennials, We Hardly Know You

    Money Talking

    What you think you know about Millennials might be wrong. Here's the truth about those 29-year-olds, and how they're affecting the economy.

Music for your day

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  • A Symphonic 'Revolution' From Alarm Will Sound

    The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.

  • Sarah Neufeld's Swooping, Minimalist Pop


    The ebullient Arcade Fire violinist returns to the Soundcheck studio.

  • Glenn Jones: Gorgeous, Fleeting, Primitive


    The "American Primitive" guitarist performs live on Soundcheck.

  • #3684: Classics Recomposed

    New Sounds

    Hear variations on, recompositions of, and even electronic treatments added to romantic, baroque & medieval works on this New Sounds.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Lemonade, Work Songs, Sinking Stones


    This week, musical takes on James Bond and Surrealism, and Beyonce reminds us there is life after Prince.

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