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  • The Right to Record Police

    On The Media

    While bystander cellphone videos can shed light on police misconduct, the right to film the cops is not always guaranteed. 

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  • From Trailer Park Pups to Hollywood: How to Train a Four-Legged Star

    Studio 360

    Here's what it took to get a cute, slobbery dog to play the tough guy in the new Hungarian film, "White God."

  • Meeting the Real Sally Draper

    The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

    Megan got her divorce, Don got dumped by the diner waitress and Harry Crane's true pervy nature was revealed. But whither Sally Draper? We miss that kid. 

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  • New Study Looks at 9/11 Health Effects on EMS Workers

    EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center are suffering from chronic digestive problems, difficulty breathing problems and depression. 

  • Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

    With the presidential campaign season already underway, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a hot tip for swing state voters feeling besieged: Rent your house to a political operative and take a vacation.

  • Binge-Watching 'Wolf Hall'

    Hilary Mantel's award-winning novels are now on Broadway.

  • Vatican Ends Investigation of American Nun Group

    Is this savvy public relations from the so-called "Cool Pope" or a step toward real change?

  • NJ Pension Boards Question Wall Street Fees

    Trustees say management fees are way up, and the way the state explains them is confusing.

Arts and Culture

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  • A Healthier Way to Think About Sex

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Alain de Botton, the Swiss philosopher whose new book is the kind you "read in bed and weep quietly as your partner sleeps beside you," examines the ways we think about sex.

  • Indie Filmmaking, the New York Way

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    Against all logistical and financial odds, indie film producers are responsible for some of the greatest breakout hits in movie history. Here's an inside look at how they make it happen.

  • What Listeners Loved This Week

    New York makes pizza. IBM's Watson makes a vegetable dish. Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell makes a comeback. These are a few of the week's most popular stories, all in one playlist.

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  • Outfitting The Great Gatsby

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    Catherine Martin is a costume designer whose work on Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby is on cutting edge of glamorous cinema. She speaks with Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles.

Tech and Media

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  • WikiLeaks Makes It Easy To Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

    Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

  • The Internet Of Spooky Things Is Alive In 'Unfriended'

    It's a tradition for horror films to find teenagers where they live, so it makes sense that Unfriended would find them saying nasty things to and about each other online.

  • HBO On Trial For 'Fabricating' Child Labor Story

    British sports equipment supplier Mitre is claiming HBO defamed the company in a 2008 segment of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

Music for your day

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  • The Soundcheck Stream: Women On The Edge


    Soundcheck and special curators assemble more than 12 hours of music from women who influenced and are currently shaping our world.

  • Six Musicians Who Weren’t Who They Were Rumored To Be


    Orion: The Man Who Would Be King tells the story Orion, a singer who sounded a lot like Elvis, and wore a mask. John Schaefer rounds up other musicians with mysterious identities.

  • Hear Public Service Broadcasting, In The Studio


    The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Hear the band in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Young Fathers: Status Quo Challenging Scottish Hip-Hop


    The Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop group performs songs from its just-released new album, White Men Are Black Men Too, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Song Premiere: Downtown Boys, 'Wave Of History'


    In just under two unrelenting minutes, the Providence, Rhode Island punk band's incisive new song addresses larger social issues, corrupt institutions, and political disenfranchisement

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