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  • The Life and Legacy of Jane Jacobs

    Wednesday would have been Jacobs' 100th birthday.

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  • 30 Issues: Paid Family Leave Around the World

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    America is the only industrialized country that doesn't guarantee paid maternity leave. Sweden on the other hand? You'd get 16 months paid time off.

  • Watch Live: Falcon Nest Atop Downtown Building

    Adele and Frank, two Peregrine falcons, are expecting five baby chicks. Breaking news: one of them hatched Thursday morning.


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  • This is How Trump's Hometown Crowd Reacted to His Indiana Victory

    With John Kasich and Ted Cruz out of the race, Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. So how did the New Yorker's victory play at home?

  • For Insomniacs, Behavioral Therapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills

    If you have chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians this week said that it's better treated with therapy than sleeping pills.

  • As Silver is Sentenced, No Clear Path for Ethics Reform in Albany

    As the former speaker was handed a 12-year sentence, his former colleagues in the assembly were focused on anything but ethics bills.

  • Episode 9: There Went the Neighborhood

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    The team behind There Goes the Neighborhood talks about what they've learned, and the way forward in a post-gentrified Brooklyn. 

  • 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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  • Savion Glover, Judith Jamison on Race, Dance and 'Shuffle Along'

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on upcoming performances and "Shuffle Along" on Broadway. 

  • The 2016 Tony Nominees, In Studio

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The 2016 Tony Nominations were just announced today, and we have been very lucky to have many of the nominees on our show to discuss their productions. 

  • Hamilton's Gatekeeper

    Tickets to "Hamilton" are almost impossible to come by. But there is a way, if you know a guy.

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  • A Little Brown Bird, Struggling to Hang On

    WNYC's Wild NYC project is taking a look at some of the diversity of wildlife in the city. But not all of the wildlife here is doing so well. 

Tech and Media

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  • What Happens to the Videos No One Watches

    Note to Self

    Exploring the Lonely Web.

  • #MayThe4thBeWithYou: How The Internet Is Celebrating Star Wars

    It's Star Wars day, so dust off your Stormtrooper costume and bake a Princess Leia cupcake. (Just kidding, we know there's no dust on that costume.)

  • 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. 

Music for your day

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  • Weekly Music Roundup: Northern Beats, Western Pop, France


    This week, an exclusive video premiere, the return of Minneapolis hip-hop, and a gospel apocalypse.

  • 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.

  • #3685: Blues-Based Guitar Works

    New Sounds

    Listen to Songhai guitar music from Malian Samba Touré, American-rooted Moroccan-flavored blues by Sir Richard Bishop, and Mississippi blues from the duo 75 Dollar Bill. That, and more.

  • Glenn Jones: Gorgeous, Fleeting, Primitive


    The "American Primitive" guitarist performs live on Soundcheck.

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