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The Brian Lehrer Show

Now Open: The Beach!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

As beach season kicks off, a look at how New York and New Jersey beaches are preparing for this summer. Plus: that great white shark sighting!

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PRI's The World

A German artist creates a gold rush on an English beach

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There's more than $16,000 in gold bars buried on a beach in England. It's a public art display that has locals grabbing their shovels and digging for treasure.

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Features

Nine Hacks for a Perfect Beach Trip

Friday, July 11, 2014

How to have a magical beach trip, without the burns, parking nightmares, and sticky fingers. 

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WNYC News

Still Struggling in Sandy’s Wake, Rockaway Sheds Half Its Summer Beach-Goers

Saturday, August 31, 2013

At the start of summer, the Rockaways looked more like a construction zone than a beach destination. Its popular concession stand was still being renovated. The boardwalk that spanned most of the neighborhood’s 6.2 miles was washed away. Work trucks and trash littered the beach.

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Radiolab

Can Worms Create Their Own Imaginary Oceans? Can Oysters?

Friday, August 23, 2013

What happens if you take a beach creature, a little worm, or an oyster, and move it to an aquarium far from the sea? Will it still imagine tides? Yes, it will. But whose tides will wake it up every day, get it moving? The tides back home? Or the tides — even if there aren't any — in its new time zone? A puzzle.

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New Jersey News

Business Slow at the Beach

Thursday, August 01, 2013

It's standard practice around this time of year. As we head into the home stretch of the summer beach season, it's expected that shops and restaurants along the Jersey shore will grumble about the weather and its impact on their bottom line. But this year, obviously, is very different.

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Features

Video: More Sand!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We're not sure how this exactly helps you beat the heat - and hopefully that kid's got some earplugs in - but it certainly outcutes the heat, amirite?

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Studio 360

The Art of Capiz

Friday, July 12, 2013

In the Philippines, seashells are more than souvenirs. Jocelyn Gonzales explains the history and craft of capiz, a species of bivalve shell widely used in design. Traditionally used in mosaic and religious sculpture, capiz has been incorporated into household decorations and jewelry ...

Slideshow: Capiz shell art

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Studio 360

Extreme Sandcastles

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sand sculptor Kirk Rademaker makes architecture out of sand — fantastical structures as high as ten feet, with arches and balconies, and sloping curves that stretch all over the beach. The ambitious sandcastles may only last as long as the tide allows, but Rademaker accepts ...

Slideshow: Kirk Rademaker’s sand sculptures

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Studio 360

They Might Be Giants

Friday, July 12, 2013

Kurt spends the day at Coney Island with John Linnell and John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, who perform some of their beachiest numbers, and a Beach Boys cover for good measure. The band got its start in 1982 singing for food in Central Park; they now have ...

Bonus Track: They Might Be Giants, "Metal Detector"

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Studio 360

Coney Island with They Might Be Giants

Friday, July 12, 2013

Studio 360 hits the beach. Kurt Andersen visits Coney Island with They Might Be Giants, who sing an ode to that guy with the metal detector looking for … whatever he’s looking for. Plus stories about mermaids, seashells, and a sand sculptor who takes his castles very seriously. (Originally aired: ...

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Studio 360

Design for the Real World: Parachute Jump

Friday, July 12, 2013

Design historian Steven Heller tells the story of the parachute jump, the seaside landmark known as the "Eiffel Tower of Coney Island." Originally built as an amusement ride for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the structure mirrored the architectural boom that was happening ...

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Studio 360

The Village of the Mermaids

Friday, July 12, 2013

In 1942, the Surrealist painter Paul Delvaux painted a seaside fantasy scene called The Village of the Mermaids. The foreground shows several women sitting soberly along a small village street; in the distance, along the beach, there’s a surprise. Judith Kampfner went ...

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Soundcheck

The Past And Present Of Beach Party Movies

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The so-called "beach party" films of the early 1960's -- which starred actors like Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon -- were a hugely successful genre full of the most popular music acts of the day. But as the Vietnam War and other protest movements escalated in the mid-'60s, the lighthearted films went out with the tide. Now, Disney is attempting to reboot the beach party movie franchise with a  new made-for-TV film that revisits the old genre. 

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Steak All the Way Through Edition

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Slate's own Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss the nature of the celebrity apology, the new CBS show "Under the Dome," and debate the end of the humanities. Show notes at: http://www.slate.com/culturefest

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WNYC News

The 'Most Expensive Beach in America' Gets More So

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This summer the beaches in the Rockaways may be more crowded than in past years. That's because there is less beach to bask on: Sandy made it a lot narrower. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start to replace that lost sand, making the most expensive beach in America even more costly.

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WNYC News

Coastcheck: Montauk, The End

Friday, May 24, 2013

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Amy Pearl and Janet Babin have made it to "The End" of coast check - they're in Montauk and even though it is wet and cloudy, they are on the beach.

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WNYC News

Map Your Beach Memories

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We're mapping your memories of the beach - from childhood to before Sandy. To use this map, drag the pin to the location of your pre-Sandy coastal memory to share the details and a photo.

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WNYC News

Parks Department Proposals for Beach Roil Rockaway Residents

Friday, February 22, 2013

Will the beaches in the Rockaways, badly damaged by Sandy, be ready for the summer? 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

London 2012: The first week of the Olympic games

Thursday, August 02, 2012

FT sports writers Matthew Engel and Simon Kuper join Gideon Rachman to provide their mid-term assessment of the London Olympics.

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