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Nothing 'Cute' About Real Estate

Friday, January 30, 2015

Don't describe your home as "cute" in your listing unless you want to see its selling price decline. The chief economist of Zillow gave us this and other great tips on real estate. 
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A Plea for the Garner Grand Jury Records

Friday, January 30, 2015

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James will go to court next week to argue that the minutes from the Eric Garner grand jury case should be released. She reports on how it went.
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Taking the NYPD Candidate Exam

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC's Stephen Nessen took the NYPD entrance exam to learn what it tests for. We put together a quiz of our own with sample questions from the test.
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Grading the NFL's Efforts to End Domestic Violence

Friday, January 30, 2015

This weekend's Super Bowl comes after a year of bad press for the NFL, from high-profile domestic violence incidents to more research on football-related brain injuries. 
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Thinking About Living Alone in Middle Age

Friday, January 30, 2015

Over half of people over 50 are single. We explore what it means to live alone in middle age with author Sandra Tsing Loh. 
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Parks & Recap: Super Rad Algorithm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This week, Parks & Rec tackled the world of data mining in 2017. We talk about the satirical treatment of Gryzzl, an Amazon-Google-Facebook behemoth that's spying on Pawnee residents.
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Never Too Late to Learn to Drive

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Adam Gopnik, a writer for the New Yorker and a grown-up, took his son to get a driver's permit and got one with him. He tells us what it's like to learn to drive as an adult in New York.
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'I Will Be Loretta Lynch'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The president's Attorney General nominee was asked, "You're not Eric Holder, are you?" by a Republican senator. We go through what we learned on Day 1 of the confirmation hearing. 
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It Really Is A Permanent Record

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Does the public's right to know about criminal histories trump the right of ex-convicts, or even those with arrests but no convictions, to move on?
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Senator Gillibrand's Plan to Fix Parental Leave

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The U.S. has no laws requiring paid maternity or parental leave, but Gillibrand says that by paying the cost of a cup of coffee per week, we could be covered for paid emergency leave.
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Senator Gillibrand; Learning To Drive; Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What did we learn during Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing? Plus: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; learning to drive in New York City as an adult; our Parks & Rec t.v. club; and more.
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New Yorkers Seeking Suds for Their Duds

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Some people are finding a laundromat scarcity in neighborhoods with wealthier residents. For others, gentrification is bringing more laundromats. How does your neighborhood wash?
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What Happens When You Google Sex

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

According to an article in the New York Times, men and women both search for answers about the male sex organ, but the questions asked reflect nearly opposite concerns. 
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A Political Storm, Maybe

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Was it really necessary to shut down the subway ahead of the blizzard-turned-snowstorm? We look at what's perhaps becoming a trend of one-upmanship by Gov. Cuomo towards Mayor de Blasio.
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Is 'Daesh' a Better Name for ISIS?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Some US officials are using the word "daesh" to refer to ISIS because it separates the group from a claim on Islam (and because they hate it). Muslim listeners weighed in on the name.
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The Originator of Gaia Theory

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We speak with the chemist James Lovelock, who first came up with the Gaia hypothesis that the Earth is a self-regulating system. 
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Cleaning Up After The Storm; NYC's Laundry; Sex and Google

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There are questions about the handling of the storm. Plus: we follow up on gentrification and laundromats; what happens when you Google sex; and a foreign affairs news round-up. 
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Last Word On The Storm (For Today)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We'll get an update from Connecticut, from WNYC's Kate Hinds (on transit), and on how you're all doing. 
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A True Tale of Urban Crime

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A new book shines a light on urban crime through the investigation of a young man's murder in South Los Angeles.
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Chris Christie Went to Iowa...Again

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Christie tried to woo Iowans, who have grown weary of him lately. 
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