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  • The End of Christianity in the Middle East?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Throughout the Middle East, groups like ISIS are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians. 

  • How to Create Suspense: A New Freakonomics Radio Episode

    Why is soccer the best sport? How has Harlan Coben sold 70 million books? And why does “Apollo 13” keeps you enthralled even when you know the ending?

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  • How Important Is an Art Room Anyway?

    New York City officials said all schools should have dedicated space for subjects like art or science. But many schools are too crowded to give these subjects a home of their own.

  • Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

    Morning Edition

    The British soul singer, whose new album Water for Your Soul is out July 31, is known for her big voice. But since she began performing at age 14, she's also learned a thing or two about perseverance.

  • Return of Mo Rocca and the Grandmothers

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Mo Rocca discusses the new season of his show "My Grandmother's Ravioli" and is joined by Ruth Taube who helped him learn how to make matzo ball soup.

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  • On Wyatt Cenac, 'Key & Peele,' And Being The Only One In The Room

    Wyatt Cenac's much-publicized confrontation with Jon Stewart says a lot about the pitfalls of being The Only One In The Room. But turns out there's some interesting social science behind it, too.

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  • In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

    Morning Edition

    Worried about West Bank Palestinian influence on Arab citizens of Israel, the Israeli government has shut down an Arab TV station that bridges the two groups.

  • What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

    Note to Self

    Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

  • #TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

    Morning Edition

    A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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  • Girlpool, In Studio

    Soundcheck

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

  • Ethan Lipton And His Orchestra, In Studio

    Soundcheck

    Hear musical hilarity ensue in a live performance by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra.

  • Gig Alert: Gerry Hemingway Retrospective

    Soundcheck

    Groundbreaking composer and percussionist is at The Stone all week.

  • Sam Lee, In Studio

    Soundcheck

    Stream a live performance and interview with the British singer-songwriter. 

  • Weekly Music Round Up: The Evil Twin Of Brian Eno; Haunting Music From Atlantic City; Art Rock That Rocks

    Soundcheck

    This week’s roundup includes punk documentaries, a few ghostly tunes and a self-proclaimed flower alchemist.

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