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Reporting the Sony Hack

Friday, December 19, 2014

Did the Sony hack reveal newsworthy information, juicy gossip, or just our own voyeuristic tendencies? Ethicist Kelly McBride weighs in. 

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WNYC News

Police Arrest Rapper Bobby Shmurda, 14 Others on Murder, Assault

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
20-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested for his alleged role in a series of gang-related shootings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crunching the Data on Resisting Arrest

Friday, December 12, 2014

The WNYC data news team looks to the numbers to tell us more on race and the risk of being charged with resisting arrest.

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WNYC News

Resisting Arrest in Black and White

Friday, December 12, 2014

WNYC
Records show police are far more likely to file resisting arrest charges against blacks than whites — another sign of the troubled relationship between communities of color and the NYPD.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Humanizing Regulations; New Gizmos; and How to Say Houston

Monday, December 01, 2014

The WNYC Data News team helps us speak New York, Cass Sunstein discusses regulations that respect people, and Popular Science’s Jennifer Bogo fills us in on new gadgets.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Gillian Anderson; Raffi; and "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi

Friday, November 28, 2014

"Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi; X-Files actress turned sci-fi novelist Gillian Anderson; Jeff Chang explores race in America; Raffi; and data-tracking lessons.

The Brian Lehrer Show

When Politics Divide, Can Culture Unite?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Facebook data say political leanings influence what culture we like. Tell us what cultural touchstones you can actually agree on with friends and relatives across the political aisle.

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Schoolbook

City Pulls Plug on Student Data System

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is ending its contract to maintain the controversial — and little used — ARIS computer system that cost the city at least $95 million.
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On The Media

An App to Stop Suicide

Friday, November 07, 2014

An app that alerts you to potentially suicidal tweets from the people you follow on Twitter raises ethical and even legal questions. 

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On The Media

Algorithms Understand

Friday, November 07, 2014

Can the algorithms built into social media really understand your emotional well-being? Munmun De Choudhury says yes, and explains how it works. 

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Schoolbook

Tens of Thousands of NYC Students Are Chronically Absent

Thursday, November 06, 2014

During the 2012-2013 school year, more than 87,000 children in K-5 classrooms missed more than a month of class.
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On The Media

The Other Ed Snowdens

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ed Snowden was not the only leaker to have defied the government’s secrecy programs. Ladar Levison and William Binney each paid the price for a moral stand against the U.S. government. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Did This Reporter Let Companies Track All Her Data?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

For her recent piece a reporter let a bunch of companies track all her data. She found out some surprising lessons about how easily her movements--on and off-line--can be traced.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Catcalls; Data Collection; and Emergency Plans

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The city's emergency preparedness plan for disabled residents; the recent cultural history of race in America; and lessons learned from data tracking.

The Brian Lehrer Show

From Data to Door-Knocking: How Our Political Campaign is Faring

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We've crunched the data, learned from the pros, and made some robocalls. Now we're knocking on doors to tell people to just vote already.

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WNYC News

Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC
This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Voting; Debates; and Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner

Thursday, October 23, 2014

“Mad Men's” Matthew Weiner; “Planet Money’s” Adam Davidson; WNYC’s election project continues with canvassing and robocalls; and a recap of last night’s gubernatorial debate.

The Takeaway

Here's Some News to Make You Feel Better

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new website uses historical data and graphical analysis to show us that despite the news, we really are better off. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Running A Political Campaign Isn't Easy (Shocker)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Knock the right way. Don't be too funny. Help voters visualize election day. Here's what we learned about getting out the vote -- and how we're putting it to work.
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Schoolbook

This is Not How New York City Names Schools (But it Could Be)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Aspire. Achieve. Strive. Derek Jeter? Could they be parts of future NYC school names? See for yourself.
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