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  • The Mysterious Rehana

    On The Media

    Bob talks with Emergent's Craig Silverman about 'Rehana' - a mysterious Kurdish volunteer fighter who became the propaganda object of both ISIS and its enemies. 

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  • Making Fun of the Kennedys

    Studio 360

    The First Family broke new ground for comedy by openly mocking the Kennedys — even though it was recorded during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Conjoined Twins Searching for Love and Fame

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

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  • '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.

  • Brian Lehrer Weekend: Gay Talese; Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee; Anne Lamott

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Gay Talese on the Verrazano's 50th; Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee; and author Anne Lamott.

  • 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.

  • Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge By Remembering a Different, Better SI

    The bridge triggered a doubling of the borough's population in only 50 years, prompting laments for the loss of a quieter way of life.

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  • 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.

  • Book News: Daniel Handler Apologizes For Jokes At National Book Awards

    Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, hosted Wednesday's ceremony — and made a few racially charged jokes while doing so. He apologized after a backlash Thursday. Also: A Beach Boy plans a memoir.

  • 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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