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The Effect of Federal Financial Aid on Tuition

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Libby Nelson, education reporter at Vox, explains what we know and what we don't about whether federal aid drives up the cost of tuition.
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The Need For a New Rail Tunnel

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

As the rail tunnels under the Hudson River continue to deteriorate and transportation delays pile up, public officials can't agree on who will pay for a desperately-needed new tunnel.
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The Mayor's 'Optics' Problem

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Between his squabbles with Gov. Cuomo, a Legionnaires' outbreak and the Uber fight, Mayor de Blasio is facing a new challenge a year and a half into his term: governing while unpopular.
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The Innovative, Peculiar Amazonians Crying at Their Desks

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said a recent NYTimes article improperly characterized Amazon's headquarters as "a soulless, dystopian workplace." Here's how one of the story's reporters sees it.
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China's Currency Devaluation, Explained

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nicholas Consonery, a director on Eurasia Group's Asia practice, explains China's currency devaluation and how it will affect the U.S. economy.
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The Mayor's Perception Problem; Amazon's Work Ethic Problem; Scientific Phenomena Explained

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Amazon’s competitive work culture; Mayor de Blasio's plummeting public perception; the need for a new Hudson rail tunnel; weird scientific phenomena; China's currency devaluation.
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Weird Quantum Phenomena Explained

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

An explanation of the weird quantum phenomena that may explain some of biology's most enduring mysteries.
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How Did You Cope with Extreme Climate?

Monday, August 17, 2015

We'll take calls from listeners who've lived in extreme climates - hot, cold, windy, or otherwise - and what they did to cope.
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Coke Says You Can Lose Weight by…Drinking Coke?

Monday, August 17, 2015

A new study funded by Coke suggests that you can lose weight simply by exercising more and not adjusting your diet. We spoke with a nutrition professor from NYU about what's behind this.
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'No Voters Ask Me About the Emails'

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton has said that on the campaign trail, voters are worried about paying for college, not scrutinizing her old emails. So how do her actual policy ideas address those issues?
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Systematic Rape as ISIS Theology

Monday, August 17, 2015

Rukmini Callimachi, foreign correspondent for The New York Times, talks about her article, which details ISIS's use of systematic rape of Yazidi women to control the religious minority.
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On the Democrats’ Campaign Trail; ISIS’ Theology of Rape; Coca-Cola’s Commissioned Study

Monday, August 17, 2015

Marion Nestle warns against food companies' studies; Tamara Keith on the campaign trail; ISIS’ theology of rape; coping with extreme climates; conversations with a serial killer.
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Conversations With a Serial Killer

Monday, August 17, 2015

Journalist Martha Elliott talks about executed serial killer Michael Ross who found faith in prison.
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Combating the Uptick in Tick-Borne Diseases

Friday, August 14, 2015

Summer is the season for ticks, and the Center for Disease Control reports that Lyme Disease is more rampant than usual. Here are some tips for staying tick-free out there.
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Transportation Commissioner Trottenberg Checks In

Friday, August 14, 2015

Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg discusses DOT priorities, including the MTA's capital funding, Citi Bike's expansion, and Vision Zero.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: ADHD Advantages, Fox Gives in to Trump, How to Throw a Feminist Wedding

Friday, August 14, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: ADHD Advantages (First) | Fox Gives in to Trump (Starts at 19:37) | Throw a Feminist Wedding (Starts at 45:35)
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Noble Reporting to HBO Mini-Series

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lisa Belkin discusses how her 1999 book 'Show Me a Hero' became a HBO mini series directed by David Simon, which airs this Sunday.
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Pope Francis' Call to Action for Climate Change

Friday, August 14, 2015

Naomi Oreskes, author of introduction to the Pope's encyclical on climate change, discusses why the Pope has chosen to become an advocate for the issue.
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The GOP's Problem With Women

Friday, August 14, 2015

Heather McGhee talks about Trump, women, and how they are impacted by the Republican party's policies.
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Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg; The GOP on Women; The Pope on Climate Change

Friday, August 14, 2015

Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg; the GOP and women; an uptick in ticks; the Pope on climate change; and the story of housing desegregation in Yonkers in the eighties.
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