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  • Paul Simon

    Here's The Thing

    The great singer, songwriter, and New Yorker tells Alec Baldwin how he has and hasn't changed after all these years.

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  • Tighter Monitoring of Cooling Towers Will Follow Disease Outbreak

    The cooling towers, now self-monitored by building owners, are associated with the largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City.

  • On Race, Not the Same Hillary Clinton

    Voters are burning to discuss race, and a newly fluent Hillary Clinton is happy to oblige.

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  • Salma Hayek Animates The Most Popular Poetry Ever Written

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Actress Salma Hayek talks about the new animated film she produced and provides a voice for, “Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet.” 

  • This Is Your Bodega on Gentrification

    Studio 360

    When a 250 percent rent hike forced Jesse Itayim to close his family-run deli, a few clever neighbors helped him get the last laugh.

  • The REAL Sausage King of Chicago

    The Sporkful

    Live on stage in Chicago, Hot Doug explains why he turned down millions and closed his famous sausage shop, and one of the top chefs in the world reveals his favorite candy.

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  • Kaija Saariaho: Ears Open

    Meet the Composer

    Kaija Saariaho's music evokes all sorts of natural sounds, the kinds of complex, white noise-y sounds that we often tune out - wind rustling through trees, or waves hitting the shore.

Tech and Media

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  • A Skeptic's Guide to Health News and Diet Fads

    On The Media

    A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting and bogus, celebrity-endorsed diet fads. 

  • Marvel's Anti-Capitalist Crusade

    On The Media

    Marvel's latest string of films feature a pervasive anti-capitalist message, even as the company rakes in millions at the box office. 

  • 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.

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  • Weekly Music Roundup: The Return of Pavement's Slacker Vocals and Darlene Love

    Soundcheck

    This week, songs to fix the midweek blues, and a first glimpse at the return of a legendary voice.

  • Gig Alert: The Avengers

    Soundcheck

    See the legendary punk band for their first Brooklyn show. 

  • Violent Femmes, In Studio

    Soundcheck

    Acoustic punk band plays live in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • Eleni Mandell Performs Live!

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Eleni Mandell performs selections from her latest album, “Dark Lights Up.” Following a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Mandell was inspired by her classic country influence. 

  • Sam Lee, In Studio

    Soundcheck

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

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