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Storycorps

StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995

Thursday, April 23, 2015

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to survive the bombing.

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99% Invisible

158- Sandhogs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eighty years ago, New York City needed another tunnel under the Hudson River. The Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge could no longer handle the mounting traffic between New Jersey and Manhattan. Thus began construction of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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99% Invisible

155- Palm Reading

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

design, city, landscape, tree, palm, architecture, California, Los Angeles

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99% Invisible

150- Under The Moonlight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1885, Austin, Texas was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator.  The murderer was never actually found, but he claimed eight victims, mostly black servant girls, all attacked in the dark of night. The very,

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99% Invisible

143- Inflatable Men

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

You see them on street corners, at gas stations, at shopping malls. You see them at blowout sales and grand openings of all kinds. Their wacky faces hover over us, and then fall down to meet us, and then rise up again. Their bodies flop. They flail. -

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Listen to Lucy

City bullyboys are as boorish as ever

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

City bullyboys are as boorish as ever

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99% Invisible

136- Lights Out

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On July 13th, 1977, lightning struck an electricity transmission line in New York City, causing the line's automatic circuit breaker to kick in. The electricity from the affected line was diverted to another line.

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133- Port of Dallas

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dallas is 300 miles from the ocean. For most of its history, it wanted to be a sea port. Here's how a city moved its river in pursuit of that dream.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 389: 9/11 Stories

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his coworker Moises Rivas along with many others on September 11, 2001.

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99% Invisible

129- Thomassons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cities, like living things, evolve slowly over time. Buildings and structures get added and renovated and removed, and in this process, bits and pieces that get left behind. Vestiges. Just as humans have tailbones and whales have pelvic bones,

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Radiolab

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Monday, July 28, 2014

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.    

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99% Invisible

116- Breaking the Bank

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When I go into a bank, especially if I have to stand in line waiting to make a deposit, my mind wanders. And one of the first place it wanders to is: how I would rob the place. How could it be done? Most of the time, buildings are our friends.

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99% Invisible

115- Cow Tunnels

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The westernmost part of Manhattan, between 34th and 39th street, is pretty industrial. There’s a bus depot, a ferry terminal, and a steady stream of cars. But in the late 19th early 20th centuries, this was cow country.

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99% Invisible

112- Young Ruin

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

If you've wandered around Machu Picchu, or Stonehenge, or the Colosseum, or even snuck into that abandoned house on the edge of town, you know the power in a piece of decrepit architecture. And even if you don't want to leave your house,

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Dana's Coming at You With a Big Wheel of Cheese Edition

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Culture Gabfest: Dana's Coming at You With a Big Wheel of Cheese Edition

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

China’s third plenum could lead to far-reaching reforms

Monday, November 11, 2013

China’s third plenum could lead to far-reaching reforms

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Transition at City Hall; Twitter IPO; Native New Yorkers

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is putting together his transition team. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and NY1's Errol Louis discuss what we know so far about his plans. Plus: a conversation about the new power structure of the city council; President Obama's record on economic growth; the Twitter IPO and what it means for tweeters; and growing up in New York City.

The Takeaway

Listening in on "The Lives of Other Citizens"

Monday, May 06, 2013

New Yorkers keep company with their thoughts as they make their way through the city's streets.  But what are they thinking? A project called "New York Stories: The Lives of Other Citizens" attempts to map those inner thoughts of ordinary people. Andrew Irving, Anthropology Professor at the University of Manchester simply approached strangers on the street and asked them if they would wear a small microphone and narrate their thoughts as they walked through the city.

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The Takeaway

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on the Emerald Empire

Friday, April 20, 2012

Some call it the Emerald Empire, others Rain City, but Takeaway listeners at KUOW Seattle call it home. Host John Hockenberry has been visiting Seattle this week, and had the opportunity to speak with Mayor Mike McGinn to talk about the narrative of the city — from the changes in the broad-based economy to managing accusations of racial profiling by the police force, and how the city incorporates accessible design with community building.

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The Takeaway

'Interrupting' Chicago's Gang Violence

Monday, February 13, 2012

In 2010, 66 children died of gunfire in Chicago, and hundreds more were injured. Staggering statistics like this show that gang violence in the Windy City has grown out of control. CeaseFire, a community organization with a public-health approach, tries to lead Chicago's youth away from a life of crime. To do that, the group employs "interrupters," former gang members who actually go to the scene of a conflict and try to resolve it in a non-violent way. And it's all chronicled in a recent documentary film called "The Interrupters."

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