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  • Teacher Tenure Faces New Legal Challenge

    A group of New York City parents said they joined in a lawsuit over the state's tenure rules on Monday because they think their children are not getting what they deserve at school. 

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  • Suspect Killed in West Village Shootout

    An attempt to serve a warrant to a suspect in a sexual assault turned into a shootout near a busy subway station in Greenwich Village. 


  • The Spy Who Infiltrated NY’s Nazi Underground

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    In the most successful counterespionage operation in U.S. history, German-American William G. Sebold became the FBI’s first double agent, spearheading a covert mission to report on a spy ring in the days leading up to World War II.



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  • This is Why Public Housing Buildings Are Falling Apart

    New York City's public housing authority went from being a national model to one of the worst landlords in the city in the decade between 2001 and 2011.

  • Congress Reaches Deal on Veterans Bill

    The Takeaway

    It's the last week before Congress heads home for August recess, and we may actually see a break from the usual congressional gridlock when it comes to veterans affairs. House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise over the weekend to help the embattled veteran healthcare system.

  • When 'Broken Windows' Leads to Busted Heads

    A review of court records and arrest data, along with interviews of attorneys, law enforcement experts and citizens, show many low-level arrests spiral dangerously out of control.

  • Cuomo Calls Moreland Commission 'Phenomenal Success'

    Cuomo said the commission provided the “stimulus” to pass a new ethics bill.


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  • The Modern Shower, 'Designed to Kill'

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    The modern bathroom design is inefficient and unsafe. Here's why we should all be showering like the Japanese.

  • 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."

  • The Price of Chocolate is Rising

    The Takeaway

    Earlier this year, we reported that shortages of limes, avocados, and pork have sent prices of margaritas, guacamole, and bacon sky high. And now the unthinkable: Mars and Hershey have announced that they will be increasing the prices of chocolate products price by 7 and 8 percent, respectively. How will we cope?

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  • Why Are So Many Americans Going Hungry?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    To understand what has led one-sixth of people in the richest nation in the world to be malnourished, it's all about food security and sustainability.

Technology & Media

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  • Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

    Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.

  • Stars Rise and Fall, But 'Weird Al' Yankovic Remains

    Gabfest Radio

    The panelists have much to talk about this week: the international fallout from Flight MH17the democratizing power of Kickstarter, "Weird Al" Yankovic's big splash, and much more.

  • Flight MH17 and the Russian Media

    On The Media

    In the wake of the crash of Malaysia airlines flight MH17, the Russian media has been providing its own theories about the source of the downed plane. Brooke talks with novelist and screenwriter Michael Idov, who lives in Moscow, about what he's seeing there.

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."

  • Puss N Boots: Breathing New Life Into Country Rock Classics


    Hear the all-star singer-songwriter trio comprised of Norah Jones, Catherine Popper and Sasha Dobson perform songs from its debut album, No Fools, No Fun, 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.

  • WNYC At 90: Miles Davis And Stan Getz Play Birdland In 1950


    Soundcheck listens back to Miles Davis and Stan Getz's performance at Birdland as part of the American Music Festival in 1950, as part of WNYC's 90th anniversary. 

  • 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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