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  • These Are 10 of the People Killed by Cars in NYC This Year

    Here are the stories of 10 people who have died in car crashes in 2014 — 10 of the 138 killed on New York City streets. They are children and seniors, New Yorkers and visitors, drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

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  • Over 200,000 Gazans In U.N. Shelters As Fighting Continues

    A strike on a United Nations refugee camp killed at least 20 Palestinians early this morning.

  • The 'Infidels' and 'Atheists' Who Founded America

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    A look at the the ancient and pagan influences on the Founding Fathers—from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Young, who kicked off the Boston Tea Party.



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  • Congratulations, C Train. You’re Not the City’s Worst Subway Anymore

    According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

  • Cory Booker and Rand Paul Join Forces

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Cory Booker, U.S. Senator (D-NJ) , talks about legislation he and Senator Paul have introduced, called the REDEEM Act, to reform the criminal justice system. REDEEM stands for Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment, and also aims to increase the age of criminal responsibility.

  • How Worried Do You Need To Be About Ebola?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    One epidemiologist says it's quite likely that someone with Ebola will arrive in the U.S., but he says the panic level should only be "at a 1 or a 2." Here's what you need to know.

  • Disabled New Yorkers Sue for Safer Streets

    New York City is being sued for violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrated its 24th anniversary last week. Advocates argue too many city sidewalks lack proper curb cuts and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Can the West Curb Russia's Bad Behavior?

    The Takeaway

    Even though the pressure is mounting from both Europe and the United States, it's possible sanctions may not go far enough. What’s taken the U.S. and E.U. so long to reach consensus on sanctions? And how is this changing the relationship between Western Europe and Russia?


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  • I Love You, But There's This Money Thing...

    We like to think of our romantic lives as pure and unbothered by cold hard business. But that stuff — the prenup-signing, healthcare-paying, joint checking account-opening side of relationships — is still a big deal that a lot of us worry about, and here's evidence. We asked for your stories, and you sent us some doozies.

  • 'Rich Hill' Examines the Lives of Boys Growing Up in Rural America

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The director and one of the subjects talk about documenting a year in the life of three teenagers in small-town Missouri.

  • Your Office Chair is Killing You

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Sitting all day is really, really bad for you. Really bad. James A Levine, inventor of the treadmill desk, talks about the ways you can start to break the sitting habit. To start with: stand up every hour, on the hour.

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  • Lessons From My Jewish Mother & Palestinian Father

    The Takeaway

    The daughter of a Palestinian father and a Jewish mother, Claire Hajaj's expertise on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is personal. Her new novel is based on the story of her parents who met and fell in love at at British university in the summer of 1967 as the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians raged on.

Technology & Media

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  • It's Not OK Cupid: Co-Founder Defends User Experiments

    The Takeaway

    The online matchmaking service this week revealed that it had manipulated the information users received about potential matches. Co-founder Christian Rudder says this sort of testing is necessary to deliver a better product - and pair more compatible profiles.

  • #AskCostolo and Twitter's Abuse Problem

    On The Media

    Twitter's CEO did an interview. If you followed it on Twitter, it didn't go great. 

  • What Happens When a School District Gives Teens Laptops

    School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they've decided it was a terrible idea.

Music for your day

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  • Ace Of Base Totally Bums Out These Little Kids


    Soundcheck returns to New York's Little Red School House to see what a trio of precocious grade schoolers think about one of the most ubiquitous songs of the early '90s, Ace Of Base's "The Sign."

  • First Aid Kit: Two Sisters Create Wistful Folk


    The two sisters who make up First Aid Kit create wistful folk on their new record Stay Gold. Hear them talk about the record with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale, and perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Juana Molina, Live In The Greene Space


    Watch experimental Argentinian singer-songwriter perform on a special Soundcheck and Latino USA showcase, recorded live from WNYC's Greene Space.

  • A Karaoke-Soaked Memoir: Rob Sheffield's 'Turn Around Bright Eyes'


    Karaoke and the idea of becoming whole again are at the heart of Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield’s newest memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke.

  • John Luther Adams: Bad Decisions and Finding Home

    Meet the Composer

    Composer and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams is the first subject in Q2 Music's new Meet the Composer podcast. Host Nadia Sirota explores how Adams's move to Alaska led to his current popularity.

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