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  • Free Speech on Campus: Has PC Culture Silenced Intellectual Discourse?

    The Takeaway

    Colleges are supposed to be forums for debate, but some speakers who hold unpopular views are being disinvited from American universities at an alarming rate.

  • Come L or High Water: Sandy Damage Leaves MTA With Tough Choice

    Thursday evening, the MTA will unveil two options for upcoming work on the L train tunnel. The question for riders: do you want to get the pain over with, or prolong the agony?


Latest News

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  • FDA Brings E-cigarettes Under Federal Authority

    The Takeaway

    Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules from the FDA.

  • Horizon's Tiered Hospital Plan Pleases Some, But Not All

    The largest health insurer in New Jersey has changed the rules of the game by clustering hospitals into tiers for some patients.  

  • Transcript: NPR's Interview With Bernie Sanders

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about whether he will work for party unity if he does not win the Democratic nomination.

  • Episode 9: There Went the Neighborhood

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    The team behind There Goes the Neighborhood talks about what they've learned, and the way forward in a post-gentrified Brooklyn. 

  • Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Election

    We're bringing you a full spectrum of local and national politics that spans neighborhoods, communities and ideas as we inch closer to Election Day. 

Arts and Culture

Tech and Media

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  • What Happens to the Videos No One Watches

    Note to Self

    Exploring the Lonely Web.

  • 'Heat And Light' Digs For The Soul Of Coal Country

    All Things Considered

    Jennifer Haigh grew up in small town Pennsylvania, where jobs disappeared when coal mines closed. Her new novel explores the changes that mining — and now fracking — has brought to nearby communities.

  • Speaking on Behalf of NYC Tech

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    The newly formed, official advocacy group of New York City's tech sector, Tech:NYC, hopes to narrow the gap with Silicon Valley for the title of America's tech hub. 

Music for your day

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  • Leyla McCalla: Swamp Music With Social Conscience


    The trail-blazing cellist and folk singer visits the Soundcheck studio.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Northern Beats, Western Pop, France


    This week, an exclusive video premiere, the return of Minneapolis hip-hop, and a gospel apocalypse.

  • A Symphonic 'Revolution' From Alarm Will Sound

    The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.

  • Sarah Neufeld's Swooping, Minimalist Pop


    The ebullient Arcade Fire violinist returns to the Soundcheck studio.

  • Glenn Jones: Gorgeous, Fleeting, Primitive


    The "American Primitive" guitarist performs live on Soundcheck.

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