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  • Where the Hot Subway Cars Are

    When you're standing on a sweltering subway platform, eager for the embrace of cool air inside a train car, most of the time the air conditioning works. But sometimes it doesn't.

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  • The New Tappan Zee Bridge Isn't as Innocent as It Looks

    A book about the new bridge across the Hudson argues that Gov. Cuomo twisted the truth ... but at least he's getting the job done.

  • Being 12: Debating Race and Police

    Questions about race and policing reverberated through New York City classrooms all year. Hear how the views of local 12-year-olds changed since the death of Eric Garner one year ago. 

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  • Tuesday Music Round Up For July 7: Greek Pop, African Guitar, And More

    Soundcheck

    This week's Tuesday Music Round Up covers ground from Greece to Atlanta with a sprinkling of post-rock.

  • Alec Baldwin Dives to the Gulf Floor with Antonia Juhasz

    Here's The Thing

    Journalist Antonia Juhasz details the ongoing environmental disaster of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Wyatt Cenac: Jerk Chicken In Every Pot

    The Sporkful

    Comic Wyatt Cenac takes us for curry goat in his old neighborhood and tells us how it feels to go out to eat in the place where you grew up -- and suddenly realize you're an outsider.

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  • Road Trip with WNYC

    A show that samples WNYC’s best podcasts, curated to fit all your travel needs.

Tech and Media

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  • An Artful Ransom Note Generator

    Studio 360

    Need a ransom note, but don't have any magazines lying around? The National Library of Poland has you covered with this random typeface generator built from its digitized collection.

  • Predicting Your Subway Agony, From :-) to :-(

    We're putting a face on your morning commute. An emoji face.

  • I'm Introverted. How Do I Find Quiet Space in the Digital Age?

    Note to Self

    Author and introvert advocate extraordinaire Susan Cain answers a listener's question about finding quiet places in a buzzing world.

Music for your day

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  • Live Today At 2PM ET: Girlpool, In The Studio

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    Hear the uncompromising punk of Girlpool live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Following Langston Hughes's Musical Treasure Map, 'Ask Your Mama'

    How appropriate that the release date of Laura Karpman's new record should arrive right around the birthday of the U.S.: a setting of Langston Hughes's cycle of poems "Ask Your Mama."

  • Rachel Grimes, In Studio

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    Hear Rachel Grimes perform songs from new album, 'The Clearing.'

  • Great Lake Swimmers, In Studio

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    Listen to the Toronto band spin their lush and poignant folk in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • A Little Sympathy For Allen Klein

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    The devil of rock history gets a second chance by music business writer, Fred Goodman. 

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