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  • Real Estate Investing for the Rest of Us

    A new fund offers the chance for more people to profit from New York City’s soaring real estate market. But you'll still need sizable savings to take part.

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  • The Neuroscience of Why You Can’t Finish a Novel Anymore

    New Tech City

    How should you read? Paper or screen? Your brain wants to choose one. Switching back and forth may not be effective. That is, unless you can develop your 'bi-literate' brain. 

  • Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

    This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.



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  • On Major Campaign Swing, Christie Gets the Attention

    The New Jersey Governor stopped by South Carolina to stump for other Republicans, but the attention's all on the hints he's dropping about his own candidacy. 

  • NYC Help Desk for Unaccompanied Children

    New York City has set up a help desk in federal immigration court to put unaccompanied children in touch with educational and health services.

  • This Is the Face of Broken Windows

    Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

  • EPA Disqualifies Controversial Tappan Zee Loan

    In a stunning rebuke to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the federal Environmental Protection Agency struck down a massive loan to one of the state's signature transportation projects.

  • More Subway Tunnel Repairs and Closures To Come

    Just when you started to enjoy the return of the R Train tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, the "Cranberry Tube" on the A and C line gets ready for repairs.

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  • Attention: Your Podcasts Are Still In Danger

    On The Media

    Personal Audio, the company that holds the "podcasting patent," is awarded $1.3 million against CBS

  • Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

    Morning Edition

    A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.

  • The Power of Video, From Ray Rice to ISIS

    The Takeaway

    From Ray Rice to ISIS, the world pays attention to video. But what is it about video that makes us watch, or choose not to watch?

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  • Song Premiere: Buck 65, 'She Fades'


    The two-time Juno Award-winning Nova Scotian rapper returns with his most personal work yet, Neverlove, an album that documents his own divorce. Hear his latest single, "She Fades."

  • Video: Shara Worden's Mystical Detroit Home and Garden

    For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).

  • Ryan Adams Returns After A Three Year Hiatus


    The former Whiskeytown frontman is known for being prolific, releasing 14 albums since going solo 2000. But he waited three years for this latest album after a series of life trials.

  • Sarah Jaffe: From Folk Songwriter To Adventurous Electro-Pop Artist


    Once an acoustic singer-songwriter, Sarah Jaffe's Don't Disconnect demonstrates a sonic transition to lush electro-pop artist. Hear her perform in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Watch: Helado Negro, Live On Soundcheck


    The experimental electronic artist's fourth full-length album, Double Youth, explores childhood memories and the concept of rediscovering youth. 

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