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Death-Sex-Money Books: The Full List!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Browse our death-sex-money book list and get inspired for holiday reading. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 405: Still Standing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ruth Coker Burks tells her friend Paul Wineland about caring for AIDS patients during the early days of the epidemic, when no one else would.

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Death, Sex & Money

Librarians Share Their Death-Sex-Money Book Picks

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York Public Library staffers send in their highly qualified suggestions for our death-sex-money reading list. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voic​​es Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, November 07, 2014

A belly dancer found her calling in a U2 video. Michelin gave 0 stars to Zagat's Best New Restaurant in NYC. Could Amexico be a future country? Here are a few of the week's top stories.

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Death, Sex & Money

A Funeral Director’s Dead Reckoning

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Caleb Wilde, a sixth-generation funeral director, will bury many of his friends and family in his small town. In a culture so unable to talk about death, he tweets to feel less alone.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Philip Galanes on the Best and Worst Ways to Console Someone

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist gives advice on what to say—and do—for people dealing with illness or death in their families.

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WNYC News

The Fashion of Death

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores the cultural implications of mourning fashions from 1815 to 1915.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 394: No Comfort

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Epidemiologists Anne Purfield (L) and Michelle Dynes (R) talk about responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 391: A Grave Responsibility

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while attempting to cross into the United States.

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The Takeaway

Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is essentially broken—and calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled.

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Death, Sex & Money

Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Since Roger Ebert's death in 2013, his wife Chaz says they still communicate in unique and powerful ways. If that sounds out of the ordinary, so is the story of how they fell in love.

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On The Media

New Delaware Law Allows Users To Will Their Digital Assets To Their Descendants

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A new Delaware law allows users to leave their digital assets to their descendants.
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The Takeaway

Court Ruling Shakes Up Fate of Death Penalty

Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Radio Diaries

#17: The Gospel Ranger

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Outside the Appalachian mountains, his name was barely known. But Brother Claude Ely influenced some of the pioneers of rock & roll.

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Life of the Law

One Reporter on California’s Death Row

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What do we really know about death row in California? When we don’t know we create, we imagine.

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Death, Sex & Money

Jane Fonda After Death and Divorce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Her mother committed suicide when she was 12 years old, and Jane Fonda says it took fifty years and three marriages and divorces before she finally felt whole.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Kurt Vonnegut: "Fates Worse Than Death"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

His humorous and edgy 1982 “sermon” took on the question of whether hydrogen bombs would deliver us from more terrifying circumstances. A literary classic, the full audio recording is now available for the first time.

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On The Media

Data after Death

Friday, June 06, 2014

We don’t know for certain who owns our digital legacies after we die. A group of legal volunteers called the Uniform Law Commission is trying to sort this out with model legislation they call the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, or FADA. The goal is to give executors and other legal proxies access to files created by the deceased. Bob speaks to Suzanne Brown Walsh, attorney and chair of FADA, about the act.

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