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The Cost of Prescription Drugs; Pianist Jeremy Denk Plays Bach; Counting Species in Central Park; Hackers on Trial; Attica Riots

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal explains why more and more Americans are turning to foreign pharmacies, where prescription drugs are much cheaper. Pianist and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk performs live in our studio. We'll find out about the Central Park Bioblitz—a census of plant and animal life found there. And we’ll find out why, out of thousands of hackers, 14 are going on trial for targeting PayPal in December 2010. And we’ll find out about NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s efforts to unseal documents about the riot at Attica prison in 1971.

The High Cost of Prescription Drugs

As the new affordable healthcare law goes into effect people are confused about what's legal and safe when it comes to prescription drugs.

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Jeremy Denk Performs Bach's Goldberg Variations

Acclaimed pianist and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk performs some of Bach’s Goldberg Variations live in our studios. His latest album is J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations. He’ll also talk about his writing for The New Yorker.

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Central Park Bioblitz

On August 26 and 27th, scientists and students descended on Central Park and worked around the clock to tally the species of flora and fauna found there. Called the Bioblitz, this census was developed by the Central Park Conservancy and Macaulay Honor College at CUNY to measure the park’s biodiversity. ...

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Eric Schneiderman and Attica Prison Documents

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tells us why he's seeking the release of documents related to the 1971 Attica prison riot.

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Hacktivism and the Paypal 14

In December 2010 Paypal, credit companies, and a number of major banks were attacked by online activists upset over the companies' decisions to block donations to Wikileaks. Today, a group of defendents dubbed the “Paypal 14” will appear in Federal Court. Reporter Aarti Shahani looks at the case and what free speech means in the era of “hacktivism.”

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We Asked. You Answered: The Best and Worst Candy to Get on Halloween

As part of our Please Explain: Candy segment, we asked listeners on Facebook what the best candy to get on Halloween is and what the worst is. And you told us. Without further ado, the tricks and the treats...

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