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  • Cheap Water. Big Crisis.

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    In parts of California, the water shortage is so bad that restaurants won't offer any to customers and people can't bathe. Here's how the cheap cost of water is threatening our supply.

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  • At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-Bus

    After a bus killed a 23-year-old woman at a Queens intersection, the DOT redesigned the streets for better safety. And now, a bus has killed a man at the same spot.

  • The Other Industry That’s Too Big to Fail

    Only a few large companies are able to manage disaster recovery efforts. That's how New Jersey and Louisiana ended up hiring and firing the same two firms.

  • Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

    A spokeswoman said in a statement that Menino passed away in the company of family and friends.

  • City Rolls Out Rent Subsidies for Homeless

    After three years in the city's shelter system, Nicole Smith and her four kids finally received their rent subsidy. Now she's finding that many landlords won't take the voucher. 

  • Search Our Election Guide and Know What's on Your Ballot

    Before you vote on November 4, search your address in our mobile-friendly guide to get everything you need to know about who's running in your district and what they stand for.

Arts and Culture

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  • Funny, Dirty, Sad: The 'Holy Trinity' For 'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway

    Fresh Air

    When writer Jill Soloway's father came out as a trans woman, Soloway says, it was a huge relief. And it helped her create the series Transparent about "boundaries, legacy, gender, family."

  • Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Gus of Corona, Queens

    Life is an adventure when you're only six inches tall. Meet Gus, the bodega cat king of Corona.

  • Hear Muhammad Ali's Incredible 43-Second Pre-Fight Poem

    It's the 40th anniversary of Ali's famous Rumble in the Jungle with George Foreman. In a poetic speech beforehand, he warned that he could "hospitalize a brick" and "make medicine sick."

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  • A Poem of Solace from Galway Kinnell, Who Died This Week at 87

    Studio 360

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died Tuesday at 87. In 2001, Kinnell told Studio 360 that when his sister was dying, a poem by William Butler Years offered immense solace to them both.

Media and Technology

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  • Why Did This Reporter Let Companies Track All Her Data?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    For her recent piece a reporter let a bunch of companies track all her data. She found out some surprising lessons about how easily her movements--on and off-line--can be traced.

  • Online Dating Site Used Fake Profiles To Get Members To Upgrade Service

    The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles.

  • The Other Ed Snowdens

    New Tech City

    Ladar Levison and William Binney each paid the price for a moral stand against the U.S. government. And your digital privacy is slightly better for it. 

Music for your day

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  • Primus in Concert, And In Costume


    Soundcheck celebrates Halloween with one of the most inventive and darkly comedic bands of all time: Primus. 

  • That Was A Hit?!?: Little Stevie Wonder, 'Fingertips'


    As part of the ongoing series, That Was A Hit?!?, Soundcheck looks at how Stevie Wonder's early hit "Fintertips" set him on the trajectory to become the influential artist he is today.

  • Five Songs For Dylan Thomas


    In honor of the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas' birthday, Soundcheck host John Schaefer reflects on five songs inspired by the Welsh poet.

  • Adult Jazz: Exploring Intricate Long-Form Pop


    The young Leeds quartet performs songs from its album, Gist Is, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Rock 'N' Roll Gives The Devil His Due In 'Season Of The Witch'


    In Season Of The Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock And Roll, Peter Bebergal says that the occult's influence on rock is more complex than biting a head off a bat.

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