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  • All the Other Geniuses

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Steve Jobs wasn't alone in developing our digital revolution. His biographer Walter Isaacson talks about the group of pioneers who collaborated in making our modern digital world.

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  • Containing Disease Like They Did in This Video Game

    New Tech City

    Governments need to be able to predict how outbreaks spread and grow. But that's not so easy. Here's how one bizarre and totally accidental video game incident made the modeling smarter.

  • Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

    Death, Sex & Money

    Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.




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  • Remembering The Legendary Ben Bradlee

    The Takeaway

    No other man quite embodied the power of the press. He was an individual who faced down presidents, who trusted reporters by instinct—instincts that could fail him but rarely did.

  • The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

    Morning Edition

    States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

  • Few Shelters in Queens, So Homeless Families Head to the Bronx

    A new report shows how New York City's homeless crisis is being shouldered across the five boroughs.

  • A Pep Talk for Healthcare Workers on Ebola

    A training event at the Javits Center was part rally, part information session for those who would be on the front lines of an outbreak.

  • This Election Season, We're Robocalling People

    If political campaigns can pester you in the run-up to an election, why can't your local public radio station? Sign up here to remind your friends to vote with Brian Lehrer's robocalls.

NYC 2050

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  • New York City Could Get as Hot as Alabama in 2050

    By 2050, NYC will likely experience 45 days at or above 90 degrees Farenheit. That's a month and a half of sweltering days, which could be deadly.  

  • As Temperatures Climb, So Does the Risk of Blackouts

    As it is, New York City sets a new record for electricity demand every year or two. No one can be sure what 2050 will bring, but if we're not ready, the grid could fail.   

  • Extreme High Tides Could Flood Our City's Streets

    The sea level around Manhattan increased a foot over the past century. By 2050, scientists predict it will climb another 18 inches, making mild storms as destructive as hurricanes.

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  • Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

    Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

Media and Technology

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  • You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

    All Things Considered

    "The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

  • The Yarmulke Comes To 3-D Printing

    Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.

  • She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

    New Tech City

    Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

Music for your day

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  • Eight Must-Hear Bands At CMJ 2014


    Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.

  • 'Twin Peaks' Is Returning To Television, But What About The Music?


    David Lynch and Mark Frost invite us all to revisit the mysterious town of Twin Peaks, 25 years later.

  • Thurston Moore: After Sonic Youth, A New Chapter Begins


    The Sonic Youth guitarist and his band performs songs from his latest solo effort, The Best Day, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Interview: Mark Mothersbaugh On 'Myopia'


    The Devo mastermind and acclaimed TV and film composer will open a new exhibition, Myopia at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado.

  • Streets Of Laredo: Crossing Hemispheres With Crazed Cowboy Folk


    The Bushwick-based seven piece formed in New Zealand and then transplanted themselves to Brooklyn. Their music reflects the miles they've traveled.

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