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The Numbers Behind "The Skip"

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Paul Lamere is a blogger who writes about music and technology. So it makes sense he'd write about Spotify. His latest article is about "the skip," the practice of skipping songs when listening to spotify, and it's so granular that gets more and more fascinating as it goes along.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clock Your Sleep: Findings and Teams

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

As a group, the over 4,600 Clock Your Sleep participants got more sleep in the fourth week than in the first week fo the project. WNYC's data news team senior editor John Keefe discusses the findings from the first month of the project. Plus, sleep team captains leading a two-week challenge to get an extra hour of sleep join the conversation to pitch why you should join their sleep team. 

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Schoolbook

Nation's Report Card on High School Students Shows Flat Performance

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Education leaders used the stagnating scores to sound an alarm for improving academics and closing the achievement gap. 

 

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WNYC News

Want More Sleep? Clock It

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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The first month’s results are in: As a group, the 4,637 people who clocked their sleep with us in April got more sleep each week than they did the week before. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Keeping Househusbands Happy

Friday, May 02, 2014

When wives earn more, infidelity is more likely and divorce rates are higher. Here's some tips to make it work.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Our Middle Class is Losing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York Times reporter and editor David Leonhardt explains the recent data that show the U.S. middle class is no longer the wealthiest in the world.

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Schoolbook

Time's Up to Apply for Pre-K in NYC Schools

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Families have until the end of day Wednesday to submit an application for a public school pre-k seat, including one of the 4,000 new seats being added for next school year.

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On The Media

Engineering Intelligence

Friday, April 18, 2014

Despite the technological leaps made in the realm of artificial intelligence, people often object to the idea that the minds of machines can ever replicate the minds of humans. But for engineers, the proof is in the processing. Brooke talks with Stanford lecturer and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan about how the people who make robots view the field of AI. 

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On The Media

ROBOTS! (and artificial intelligence)

Friday, April 18, 2014

A special theme hour - starring a computer competing against a comedian for laughs, the Army's recruitment chatbot, and Google crushing on robots. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Parents Battle (Mostly Each Other) on Sleep

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Should you let them cry it out  or do the exhausted snuggle up? Listeners share their baby sleep solutions and conundrums.

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of April 04

Friday, April 04, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clock Your Sleep With WNYC

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

John Keefe, head of the Data News team at WNYC Radio explains how people can track their sleep with WNYC -- and takes calls on the potential benefits of the quantified self.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting: Sleep

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

As WNYC launches its sleep project, the Brian Lehrer Show hosts a two-hour special on sleep. Your calls about how you slept last night, what keeps you up, and how you're trying to get a better night's rest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, March 31, 2014

Your questions answered about how to participate in Clock Your Sleep.

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of March 28

Friday, March 28, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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On The Media

The World According to Google Maps

Friday, March 28, 2014

On Google Maps, Crimea is still a part of Ukraine, though Vladimir Putin is urging the mapping behemoth to redraw Russia's borders to include the Black Sea peninsula. Whatever Google decides, it’s sure to be politically and culturally fraught.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Subway is Packed. Now What?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Subway ridership hasn't been this high since 1949. Turns out, a lot has happened in the past 65 years that has implications for service, repairs, and those crowded cars.

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of March 21

Friday, March 21, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Are you one of those people who always need to know? Do you listen to the news religiously, convinced that what you hear will give you an edge. Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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On The Media

Holding Algorithms Accountable

Friday, March 21, 2014

When an earthquake sent tremors through Los Angeles this week, an algorithm called Quakebot allowed the LA Times to release the news faster than any other media outlet. Bob talks with Nick Diakopoulos, a Tow Fellow at Columbia Journalism School, about what reporters should keep in mind as algorithms increasingly play a role in newsrooms.

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On The Media

The Shifting State of Internet Governance

Friday, March 21, 2014

The seemingly arcane business of running the web recently made headlines when the United States government agreed to cede control of the Internet's global address book, also known as the Domain Name System (DNS). Bob talks with Bloomberg Businessweek's Brendan Greeley about the move and the future of internet governance.

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