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  • When 'Broken Windows' Leads to Busted Heads

    A review of court records and arrest data, along with interviews of attorneys, law enforcement experts and citizens, show many low-level arrests spiral dangerously out of control.

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  • On the Lookout for Lyme

    July is the height of tick season in New York and New Jersey, and even though it's been milder than in the past, local officials want people to keep up their guard against the disease.

  • This is Why Public Housing Buildings Are Falling Apart

    New York City's public housing authority went from being a national model to one of the worst landlords in the city in the decade between 2001 and 2011.



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  • His Art Crosses Borders Even if He Can't

    Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar made headlines internationally when Israeli authorities refused to let him travel to New York for the opening of a show at the New Museum.

  • Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    A heated debate over the definition of a sandwich — and what makes for the best kind — featuring Sporkful host and "strict sandwich constructionist" Dan Pashman.

  • 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

    Morning Edition

    For Eric Deggans, Prince's movie wasn't just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as "a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out."

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  • Met Opera Building Workers Rally at Lincoln Center

    The rally by the union representing the Metropolitan Opera’s janitors, ushers and security guards came a day after the company's management warned of a potential lockout.

Technology & Media

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  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    This week in “Thanks, Internet” — The New Yorker looks down on the city, an efficiency expert recuts Family Feud, a fan-made episode of Sailor Moon, a background guy gets the spotlight, and Twitter's much-needed glimmer of hope.

  • Gallery: Capturing Heat on Camera

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    James Estrin, photographer and editor of The New York Times "Lens" blog, talks about capturing heat on camera and the challenges of news photography in sweltering conditions. Plus: Some of Estrin's favorite heat photos.

  • Mining Your Voice for Hidden Feelings and Company Profits

    New Tech City

    There's a subtle difference between feeling 'exasperated and furious' and 'exasperated but ready to listen.' Hear how new technology aims to decode true meaning from the messy signal of the human voice.


Music for your day

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  • Puss N Boots: Breathing New Life Into Country Rock Classics


    Hear the all-star singer-songwriter trio comprised of Norah Jones, Catherine Popper and Sasha Dobson perform songs from its debut album, No Fools, No Fun, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Juana Molina, Live In The Greene Space


    Watch experimental Argentinian singer-songwriter perform on a special Soundcheck and Latino USA showcase, recorded live from WNYC's Greene Space.

  • WNYC At 90: Miles Davis And Stan Getz Play Birdland In 1950


    Soundcheck listens back to Miles Davis and Stan Getz's performance at Birdland as part of the American Music Festival in 1950, as part of WNYC's 90th anniversary. 

  • John Luther Adams: Bad Decisions and Finding Home

    Meet the Composer

    Composer and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams is the first subject in Q2 Music's new Meet the Composer podcast. Host Nadia Sirota explores how Adams's move to Alaska led to his current popularity.

  • A Hard Day's Night Gets New Life At 50


    Part jukebox movie, part goofy comedy, part document of Beatlemania at its, well, most manic, A Hard Day's Night is, in many ways, an extended music video capturing John, Paul, George, and Ringo as they play songs and navigate its screaming fans. Now, just in time for its 50th anniversary, fans will get a chance to see A Hard Day's Night in a new light -- it has just been restored and re-released.

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