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  • Justin Bieber Like Ü Have Never Heard Him Before

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    If you've walked into a drug store in the past few months, you've probably heard the new Justin Bieber song, "Where Are Ü Now." But do you know how its signature dolphin noise was made?

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  • The President of Harvard Will See You Now

    How did a (self-described) “pain-in-the-neck” little girl from rural Virginia came to run the most powerful university in the world? Drew Gilpin Faust tells us herself on Freakonomics.

  • One Man Is Currently Riding the Longest Known Subway Route. Here's How It's Going.

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    When Jody Avirgan found out about what may be the longest subway trip without riding the same segment twice, he decided to give the 11-hour journey a shot. How's he holding up?


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  • Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

    Kim Davis was jailed for contempt after refusing to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Tom Brady Just Won DeflateGate

    The Takeaway

    Judge Richard M. Berman ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not have the authority to enforce Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged involvement in the scandal.

  • The ‘Most Trying Period’ of Bratton’s Career

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    A New Yorker profile of NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton reveals a closer look at broken windows policing amidst a national and local backlash against police.

  • De Blasio Visits a Homeless Encampment

    The mayor made the unannounced visit to a homeless encampment in the Bronx Wednesday, a day after acknowledging the city is seeing an increase in street homelessness.

  • Trouble Sleeping? A Composer Wants To Help

    Morning Edition

    If counting sheep isn't working, British composer Max Richter's latest piece might. Sleep is eight hours long and designed to help listeners get some shut-eye.

Arts and Culture

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  • Sweater-in-an-Art Museum Season Is Almost Upon Us

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Fall is coming, be sure of it. Our high-speed culture vulture round table covers all the best things to see, hear and experience next season, from stand-up comedy to classical music.

  • Playlist: Women Who Rock

    Studio 360

    Driving on Labor Day weekend? A playlist of some of our favorite women in music playing live will help make the traffic disappear.

  • Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are

    All Things Considered

    Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

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  • Redesigning the South: Divide and Conquer

    Studio 360

    Our team of designers has a strategy to come up with a new visual icon for the South: divide into two teams to come up with competing ideas.

Tech and Media

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  • What Steve Jobs Had in Common With Vito Corleone

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The latest film by Alex Gibney sheds new light on the protean founder of Apple Computers. 

  • Why Technology May Be Killing Your Relationship

    The Takeaway

    Email. Twitter. Facebook. Netflix. How important is it to be technologically compatible with your other half?

  • Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

    Note to Self

    A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

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  • Weekly Music Roundup: Remixing Racist Film; Mike Krol Cleans the Streets


    This week John gives us a few clues from Phillip Glass, Air Waves, and DJ Spooky as to where his vacation spot is. 

  • Lou Barlow: Bracing For Change


    Hear the lo-fi hero and veteran of Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh perform songs from his latest solo album. 

  • Lil Wayne In New Orleans: Hot Boys, History And Homecoming

    The show was improbable and internal — a roster of cameos reflecting the city's tradition of bounce music and Cash Money Records — and its ringleader was a local superstar happy to share the stage.

  • Evan Caminiti, In Studio


    Hear Evan Caminiti's pulsating synths live in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • Forró In The Dark, In Studio


    The New York based Brazilian ex-pats perform songs from their new album 'Forro Zinho' live in the studio.

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