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  • In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

    If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

  • Five Female Solo Artists Just Smashed a Billboard Record


    For the past seven weeks, the top five spots on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart have been held by female solo artists -- breaking a previous record set in 1999. 



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  • Cuomo, Christie Announce Mandatory Quarantine of Some Returning Travelers

    Christie and Cuomo said a health care worker who had contact with Ebola patients in Africa already has been quarantined even though she has no symptoms.

  • Disease Quarantines Have an Ugly History

    Public health officials must balance the public good and an individual's liberty.

  • Lost Chapter of Black History Resurrected

    The Takeaway

    The Museum of Modern Art recently discovered and restored the earliest surviving feature-length film with a black cast, from 1913. It premieres this week.

  • Should Companies Report Profits Less Often?

    Money Talking

    As another corporate earnings season winds down, we wonder if investors would better off with less information. Plus, we trace how to negotiate—not haggle—for a raise.

  • 'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

    AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

Arts And Culture

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  • In John Adams’ Klinghoffer Opera, the Drama Is Offstage

    Studio 360

    An opera that has been dogged by claims of anti-Semitism opened to protests in New York this week. A critic explains how the opera’s flaws make it vulnerable to the charge.

  • Leonard Lopate Weekend: Loving New York City, Matthew Broderick & Marilynne Robinson

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    This week: reasons to love New York City, Matthew Broderick on Broadway and Marilynne Robinson's latest book!

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    The Takeaway

    Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Whiplash' And Carbon Dating

    Audie Cornish joins the show to discuss an Oscar-friendly Sundance hit, what makes certain art a product of its time, and what's making us happy this week.

Media and Technology

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  • Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

    All Things Considered

    If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

  • 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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  • James Brown's Rise Revealed In The Explosive 'Mr. Dynamite'


    Filmmaker Alex Gibney captures James Brown's career as a rising funk star rooted in the jazz and big band era in his new documentary, Mr. Dynamite.

  • 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.

  • How To Be Smarter About... DJ Mustard


    From Drake and 2 Chainz to Chris Brown and J-Lo, everyone wants a taste of the hip-hop producer known as DJ Mustard. Soundcheck finds out why.

  • 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.

  • The Budos Band: The Staten Island Afro-Soul Group Isn't Afraid To Get Heavy


    Hear The Budos Band summon the psychedelic spirit from its new record, Burnt Offering, in the Soundcheck studio.

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