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  • The Ballad of a Failed State

    Studio 360

    For decades, Mexican culture has celebrated the exploits of drug traffickers in songs known as narcocorridos. With the drug war become ever more violent, the songs have followed suit.

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  • In Defense of Straight White Men

    Playwright Young Jean Lee asks: What's a do-gooder liberal guy to do?

  • The Sporkful: Thanksgiving Is For Eaters


    Take Thanksgiving head-on with help from The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and public radio's favorite personalities like Mo Rocca, Amy Sedaris, Robert Krulwich, Brooke Gladstone and more.



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  • Conjoined Twins Searching for Love and Fame

    Broadway's reboot of "Side Show" showcases the big hearts in even the strangest characters.

  • 'Little White Lie' Unveils Dark Family Secret

    A new documentary tells the story of Lacey Schwartz, who grew up Jewish, but learned 18 that her biological father was black.

  • NYPD Calls Shooting Death of Unarmed Man 'Unfortunate Tragedy'

    Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York Housing complex Thursday night was likely an accident.

  • Leibovitz's Portraits — But the People Are Missing

    Pictures of places and of the belongings of icons who shaped the famous photographer's cultural inheritance are featured in a new exhibit.

  • Snow Ending, but Rain Possible for Buffalo

    The looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of flood.

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  • Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

    Studio 360

    Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

  • Felicity Jones Portrays the Wife of Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything"

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Felicity Jones tells us about playing Stephen Hawking’s wife Jane in “The Theory of Everything,” a film about one of the world’s greatest living minds, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    The Takeaway

    Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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  • Growing up with Mike Nichols

    Studio 360

    Kurt Andersen remembers growing up with Nichols and May and The Graduate and finally meeting legendary director Mike Nichols as an adult.

Media and Technology

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  • Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

    The Takeaway

    From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

  • How Well Do Your Apps Protect Your Privacy?

    The website PrivacyGrade rates Android apps based on the personal information they collect from you. It's another reminder that your data are constantly on the move, whether you know it or not.

  • Varsity Video Gamers

    New Tech City

    Meet the first ever team of 'e-athletes' playing video games on a college scholarship. 

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