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  • Annie Baker’s Agonies of Small Talk

    Studio 360

    Pulitzer winner Annie Baker writes plays that are full of awkward silences. Is that why some people love them, while others walk out?

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  • The Little Pink Pill

    On The Media

    The first FDA-approved drug to treat sexual dysfunction in women has been hailed as "the female Viagra." But like nearly all aspects of the drug, it's not quite that simple.

  • Fresh Air Weekend: Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home'; 'Blackout' Drunkenness

    Fresh Air

    Lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel talks about how her dad's closeted homosexuality affected her. Sarah Hepola examines how alcohol fit in with — and distorted — her idea of being an empowered woman.


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  • Christie Sent Government Emails from Private Account

    Candidate Christie is criticizing Hillary. See the email he sent from his private Yahoo account to conduct government business.

  • How Walmart Could Change the Gun Debate

    The Takeaway

    The corporate giant says its move to no longer sell military-style rifles is simply a business decision. But what if corporate trends have the power to shift public attitudes?  

  • Secret Nazi Treasure Train May Have Been Found, Polish Official Says

    Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him "99 percent convinced" of the location of the hidden train, which may contain gold, gems and other loot.

  • Serenas Grow in Brooklyn

    As Serena Williams goes for the Grand Slam, a youth tennis league in Brooklyn goes beyond breaking barriers to building character.

  • Rebuilding After Sandy: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Louisiana coastline 10 years ago. The government's response was heavily criticized, but it taught New York how not to do things after Sandy.  

Arts and Culture

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  • The Creative Class Isn’t Dead Yet

    Studio 360

    Journalist Steven Johnson has crunched the numbers and discovered that, far from dying out in the digital age, artists and musicians are doing better than ever.

  • The Most Entrenched Product Placement in American History

    On The Media

    Every summer, millions of Americans rise from their seats at a ballpark somewhere in the country and sing an ode to a snack food. In this On The Media classic, Mike Pesca asks why.

  • This Isn't Scary At All

    Brooke Bunce wanted a tattoo for years. Her parents didn't approve. Then something happened that changed everything.

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  • Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

    Morning Edition

    Mary Savig, curator at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., says the contact lists reveal a lot about the artists' personal and professional networks.

Tech and Media

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  • Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad

    SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but it sends a clear message.

  • Stop Going on Bad Dates.

    Note to Self

    Tips from a professional online profile ghostwriter. Because, of course, that's a thing.

  • Play to Code

    The Takeaway

    At the Colorado Innovation Network Summit, John Hockenberry speaks with a young entrepreneur who's teaching girls to code through gaming and play.

Music for your day

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  • Forró In The Dark, In Studio


    The New York based Brazilian ex-pats perform songs from their new album 'Forro Zinho' live in the studio.

  • Evan Caminiti, In Studio


    Hear Evan Caminiti's pulsating synths live in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • Fruta Extraña: The Story Of Fruit In Latin America, Told Through Music

    From the Chiquita Banana Girl to the Banana Republic, Alt.Latino takes a knife to the rich, fruit-themed songs that pervade Latin music.

  • Don't Know BOOTS? Here's Why You Should Listen Now

    BOOTS is one of the most interesting new musicians of 2015. You may know him from his work with Beyoncé or from FKA twigs. But here's a glimpse of his soon-to-be-released debut album.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: The Smiths Go Acoustic; Franz Schubert Celebrates Freedom


    This week, meet the Wizard of Oz-tralia and celebrate "free" in more ways than one.

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