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  • Disappointed Hopes in Libya

    The Takeaway

    Two rival governments have both claimed legitimacy in Libya for almost a year, allowing groups affiliated with the Islamic State to find a foothold in the chaos. 

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  • A Social Media Rumor That Nearly Broke Some Hearts

    This week, a flurry of talk on Twitter and other social media led Mets infielder Wilmer Flores to break down in tears on the field; Alva Noë suggests we let it be a cautionary tale.

  • 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. 



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  • Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

    Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.

  • New York's Medical Marijuana Program Moves Forward

    State health officials have chosen five companies to grow and dispense the drug.

  • What is Meat? Changing the Answer Might Change the Planet.

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    As more studies highlight the environmental impact of meat, some scientists and entrepreneurs are rethinking meat as we know it. 

  • The 'Senseless' Killing of Samuel DuBose

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    After a Cincinnati prosecutor called the shooting of Samuel DuBose "the most asinine act" he'd ever seen a police officer commit, we discuss what the body camera video adds to this case.

  • It's Too Darn Hot

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    A team of (sweaty) WNYC Data News reporters went to every subway station in Manhattan south of Central Park to find the hottest and coolest stations.

Arts and Culture

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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. 

  • Vidal vs. Buckley

    The documentary "Best of Enemies” draws upon rich archival footage to revisit the infamous 1968 televised debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal.

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Tig Notaro joins Twitter, Key and Peele call it quits, and Prince Charles faces off against an eagle to win the internet this week. 

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  • Return of Mo Rocca and the Grandmothers

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Mo Rocca discusses the new season of his show "My Grandmother's Ravioli" and is joined by Ruth Taube who helped him learn how to make matzo ball soup.

Tech and Media

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  • Cyber Deterrence, New Aggressive Strategies To Fight Hacking

    The Takeaway

    The United States government is developing aggressive strategies to proactively defend against cyber hacking after the breach against the Office of Personnel Management last April.

  • 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.

  • #TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

    Morning Edition

    A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

Music for your day

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  • Emily King, In Studio


    Emily King performs songs from her new neo soul album 'The Switch' live in studio. 

  • Gig Alert: R. Ring


    Ex-Breeder and all-around rock royalty Kelley Deal's newest project plays at Bell House tonight.

  • Weekly Music Round Up: The Evil Twin Of Brian Eno; Haunting Music From Atlantic City; Art Rock That Rocks


    This week’s roundup includes punk documentaries, a few ghostly tunes and a self-proclaimed flower alchemist.

  • Ethan Lipton And His Orchestra, In Studio


    Hear musical hilarity ensue in a live performance by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra.

  • Sam Lee, In Studio


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

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