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  • Is Another Recession Coming?

    The Takeaway

    This week, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen moved to assure Congress that the economy is under control. But market indicators don't seem too convinced. 

  • Turn Your Eyes On The Prize

    The epic documentary "Eyes on the Prize," a 14-part history of the civil rights movement, returns after years of being hard to find.



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  • Media Struggle With How to Cover Trump

    News outlets cannot decide whether Donald Trump is a joke, a demagogue, or the next Republican nominee for U.S. President.

  • NYPD Officer Peter Liang Found Guilty in Shooting of Akai Gurley

    After two days of deliberations, a jury found the rookie NYPD officer guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the Pink Houses in Brooklyn.

  • 5 Takeaways From The Democratic Debate

    Tonight, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton square off in their first debate since his massive victory in the New Hampshire primary.

  • NYPD Uses Hidden Devices to Track Suspects, Without Warrants: Report

    A freedom of information request suggests police have deployed stingrays more than a thousand times since 2008 to intercept phone records in the hunt for suspects.

  • What Awaits Chris Christie in New Jersey

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Chris Christie has officially ended his presidential run. New Jersey listeners round up news and issues from Christie's home state that he may have missed while campaigning.

Arts and Culture

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  • Gig Alert: Bonobo


    DJ Simon Green brings his tribal beats and blissful melodies to Output.

  • Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

    The Takeaway

    Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, drops by to review the new releases hitting the box office, including "Zoolander 2" and "Deadpool."

  • The Imagery and Politics of Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Beyoncé dropped a song and video invoking post-Katrina imagery in New Orleans, Black Lives Matter (though not by name) and other social issues. Is her social consciousness praise-worthy?

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    Death, Sex & Money

    You've been sending us your anthems of change. Now, we want to see you rock out to them. 

Tech and Media

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  • Hillary Clinton's Former Innovation Adviser on Fostering Visionary Change

    The Takeaway

    Alec Ross was the first ever senior adviser on innovation for the State Department. He says America is the perfect incubator for innovation solutions to the world's biggest problems.

  • A Huge Step Forward for The Self-Driving Car

    The Takeaway

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that computers now qualify as drivers. 

  • What We Learned When 25,000 People Tried to Fight Information Overload

    Note to Self

    What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.

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  • When NBA All-Stars Trade Free Throws for Freestyling


    Now that Kobe's retiring, will he decide to resurrect his rap career? Bryant is just one of many NBA All-Stars to have tried their hand at hip hop.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Roma, Celts, Dunedin, and Queen Bey


    This week, revisiting a great gypsy singer, updating a classic rock sound, and the real winner of the Super Bowl.

  • Carrie Rodriguez's Chicana Americana


    The Americana songwriter plays new songs partially inspired by her ancestry, live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • #3828: More Music for Pictures at an Exhibition

    New Sounds

    Listen to works inspired by some of the great painters of the 20th Century: Kandinsky, Schiele & Miró, in music by Brooklyn Rider, the group Rachel’s & drummer/composer Bobby Previte.

  • Monsieur Periné's Music Box


    The musical polymaths bring their box of tricks to the Soundcheck studio.

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