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  • NYC's Beekeeping Scene Is Buzzing

    Beekeepers and honey connoisseurs celebrate the bug they love in a week-long festival in New York City.

  • Ready To Work

    American RadioWorks

    On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at how vocational education is being reimagined.



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  • Rutgers Football Distances Itself From Disgraced Alum Ray Rice

     Though the Rutgers football program isn't directly involved in the Ray Rice scandal, the school is cutting ties with its former star player in light of other recent scandals.

  • New York City on Hook for Charter School Rent

    Charter schools that rent market-rate spaces are testing their new right to free space in public buildings. If the city can't make room for them, it will have to cover the costs. 

  • A Regular R Train Returns

    Repairs to the tunnel are finally done and riders can travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan more easily. 

  • San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

    The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

  • NY AG Seeks Re-election

    Incumbent touts his track record of going after Wall Street, Airbnb and fast food employers.

Arts and Culture

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  • Art You Must See This Fall

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Check out these highlights from WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon's top 10 art museums and "art neighborhoods" she's looking forward to visiting this season.

  • ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

    Whole Foods is actually cheaper than some places. Forgery's not always a crime. Most Americans are single. These are some of the week’s top stories, all in one playlist. Just click play.

  • James McAvoy on Filming Every Scene Two Ways

    The Takeaway

    Calling "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" a film isn't exactly correct — it's more of an event. Actor James McAvoy tells us how he worked to create two points of view for every scene.

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  • Inside the Lost Chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

    The Takeaway

    Miranda Grope, Elvira Erstwhile, Clarence Crump, and Bertie Upside — just some of the characters left behind in Roald Dahl's early drafts.

Technology & Media

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  • Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

    Money Talking

    New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Willow Smith, Pixar, Simpsons nerds, and a satirical documentary about skating win the internet this week. 

  • The View from Inside the Glass Cube

    New Tech City

    We asked ex-Apple employees what they think of iPhone hype, product launch mania, and you.

Music for your day

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  • Ryan Adams Returns After A Three Year Hiatus


    The former Whiskeytown frontman is known for being prolific, releasing 14 albums since going solo 2000. But he waited three years for this latest album after a series of life trials.

  • Knee-Jerk Reaction: U2, 'Songs Of Innocence'


    Apple unveiled its latest iPhones and brand new Apple Watch yesterday. But the biggest surprise of the day was U2's first new LP in five years, given away for free exclusively on iTunes.

  • Helado Negro: Exploring Forgotten Memories On 'Double Youth'


    The experimental electronic artist's fourth full-length album, Double Youth, explores childhood memories and the concept of rediscovering youth. 

  • Greil Marcus Covers The History Of Rock 'N' Roll In Ten [Surprising] Songs


    The veteran music critic and author chooses ten songs that he believes embody the spirit of rock 'n' roll. 

  • Bob Mould: Reflecting On 'Beauty And Ruin'


    Bob Mould, the former angst-ridden Husker Du and Sugar frontman, released his 11th studio album, Beauty & Ruin, earlier this summer. 

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