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  • For Some, the Opposite of Fact is 'Context'

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The New York Times has moved away from writing straight, neutral news stories to what they call "value-added" coverage. Some call it "context," but is it really opinion?

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  • 'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

    Fresh Air

    Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.

  • 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.


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  • Hillary Clinton's Fight For Gefilte Fish

    Among the thousands Hillary Clinton's emails released this week, there was a particularly fishy one.

  • Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now?

    The steady stream of migrants in past years has turned into a torrent this year. Here's a primer on the main forces at work.

  • How the Pope Will Influence the 2016 Election

    The Takeaway

    From abortion to climate change and capitalism, Pope Francis has entered the debate surrounding a number of hot-button issues. Voters both Catholic and non-Catholic are listening.

  • Obama Secures Democratic Support For Iran Deal

    The Takeaway

    The president has effectively secured victory for the Iran nuclear deal after the 34th Democratic senator announced she would support the accord. Here's what happens next.

  • How The Iran Vote Is Engineered To Pass

    Morning Edition

    When Congress votes on the deal this month, it will be considered under rules that favor the president, even if his opponents gain a majority.

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Tech and Media

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  • 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.

  • Are Science And Truth At Odds?

    A curious personalization of science is underway — it's as if scientific issues are simply matters of opinion and not the product of a very thorough process, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

Music for your day

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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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