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  • Hack Attacks on City Computers

    Russian hackers broke in to a city computer system at least five times last year. It was six months before anyone noticed. Just how safe are we?

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  • WNYC Wins Peabody for 'Chris Christie, White House Ambitions, and the Abuse of Power'

    WNYC's coverage of Governor Chris Christie and the Bridgegate scandal wins a major award.

  • Hack Attacks on City Computers

    Russian hackers broke in to a city computer system at least five times last year. It was six months before anyone noticed. Just how safe are we?

  • Cuomo Is First U.S. Governor to Visit Cuba as Relations Thaw

    The two-day state visit is aimed at fostering greater economic ties between New York and Cuba.

  • Stringer: City Shelters Harming Animals

    Although some long-term management problems have been fixed, the City Comptroller finds municipal shelters still rife with poor record-keeping — and ripe with odors.

  • How to Sell Marijuana (Where It's Legal)

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    The founder of a legal head shop in Denver, Colorado, talks about the growing pains of the budding pot industry. 

Arts and Culture

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  • New Year’s Resolution: Finding the Tools

    Studio 360

    April Update: Masters of a technology quickly become obsolete when the technology is scuttled — that's why I'm perfecting everything by hand.

  • Amy Schumer, Far From a Train Wreck

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    After a screening of the season 3 premiere of "Inside Amy Schumer," Schumer and several of her writers spoke about derierres, rape jokes and surprises from the show's new season.

  • Orphan Black Returns!

    Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

    Our clone-hosts are back from hibernation and ready to relive the glory of the Orphan Black season premiere. Rachel is alive? Male clones are whack? And what is the deal with Helsinki?

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  • From A Family Guy Writer, A Look At A Fanatical Pageant Mom

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The Emmy nominated writer/producer of Family Guy, Kirker Butler, discusses his new novel about a dominating pageant mom, Pretty Ugly.

Tech and Media

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  • Covering the Longshots

    On The Media

    How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

  • Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

    Morning Edition

    Researchers at Purdue are using software to mine tweets for data that can help warn that a dangerous storm is approaching. But the data may not always be reliable and analyzing it can be tricky.

  • So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

    Morning Edition

    Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to suggest more appropriate ones.

Music for your day

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  • The Soundcheck Stream: Women On The Edge

    Soundcheck

    Soundcheck and special curators assemble more than 12 hours of music from women who influenced and are currently shaping our world.

  • Six Musicians Who Weren’t Who They Were Rumored To Be

    Soundcheck

    Orion: The Man Who Would Be King tells the story Orion, a singer who sounded a lot like Elvis, and wore a mask. John Schaefer rounds up other musicians with mysterious identities.

  • Hear Public Service Broadcasting, In The Studio

    Soundcheck

    The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Hear the band in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Watch Young Fathers Play 'Rain Or Shine' On Soundcheck

    Soundcheck

    The Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop group performs songs from its just-released new album, White Men Are Black Men Too, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Celebrating 50 Years Of Musical Incompetence

    Soundcheck

    As PDQ Bach celebrates his 50th anniversary, creator and composer Peter Schickele talks about how to make serious music funny, and how to take funny music seriously.

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