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Will Tropical Storm Isaac Blow The GOP Convention Off Course?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Republicans will have to rewrite their script if the storm, which is forecast to hit hurricane strength, stays on course to hit Tampa on Monday. That's the first scheduled day of the party's nominating convention.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SchoolBook Town Hall with Chancellor Walcott

Friday, December 09, 2011

Hear excerpts of Brian's interview last night with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott at the SchoolBook Town Hall event.

»» Have you gone through the school choice process? Schoolbook wants to know your "three tips that can help other New York City parents." Share them here!

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies Joins Hive Learning Network NYC at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY (Do It Yourself) galore at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

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Features

Celebrating Potter on the Eve of the Final Film's Premiere

Thursday, July 07, 2011

From books to the big screen, J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' franchise has permeated popular culture and transcended the boundaries of traditional entertainment. As American audiences prepare for the final Harry Potter film to open, we’ve compiled a short list of events around New York that celebrate the world of Harry Potter.

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Features

U.S. Air Guitar Championships: Heavy Metal, No Instruments Required

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

All the elements of heavy metal bliss will be on view at the Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday — except for the instruments. At the U.S. Air Guitar Championships (U.S.A.G.C.), anyone who pays the $20 entrance fee is invited to don his or her favorite leather chaps and crazy costume to compete for the chance to represent Manhattan in the regional competitions of the U.S.A.G.C., held in Chicago on July 23.

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World Science Festival: Dark Matter, Cryptography and Getting Old

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lab coats are optional at this year's World Science Festival, now in its fourth year, but an open mind is a must. During the five-day festival, scientists, artists and thinkers convene in New York City to discuss such diverse subjects as the Cancer Genome Atlas, cryptography, getting old and how scent affects behavior.

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Features

Where to Watch Oprah's Last Show in New York

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The final episode of "Oprah" airs on Wednesday after 25 years of tips on positive thinking, riveting interviews with a parade of celebrity guests and Oprah's own self-effacing tell-alls of her struggles with body image and weight loss. Check out our guide of where to watch the final show -- with an Oprah-tini -- here.

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Features

Getting the Most Out of New York Book Week

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bookstores may be host to more handshaking than page-turning this week. That's because bigwigs from the publishing industry are in town this week for the BookExpo America trade show. For bookworms, that's good news -- it means free readings and events citywide. Here's a short list of New York Book Week events where you can show off your most impressive literary airs.

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Features

Get Into New York City Museums for Less on Art Museum Day

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On Wednesday, the Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum and others join counterparts across the U.S. in offering reduced admission rates. Check out a short list of participating museums here.

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Features

Brooklyn Club Hosts First Ever Pillow Fight World Cup

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On Tuesday night, feathers will fly at the The Warsaw Polish National Home.

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Toasting the Royal Wedding from Sunrise to Sundown

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal flair comes to New York City for the royal nupitals between Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton.

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The Takeaway

A Look Ahead at News and Events for 2011

Monday, December 27, 2010

As 2010 winds down, we're getting predictions for what the world will look like in 2011. All week long, we'll be talking with writers, critics, and big thinkers about topics ranging from politics to population, conflict and culture. We speak with Daniel Franklin, executive editor of the Economist and editor of the feature, “The World in 2011,” along with Joanne Lipmann, founding editor-in-cheif of Portfolio Magazine.

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Thursday: Paterson's Blitz

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

WNYC

David Paterson

Happy birthday State Senate candidate Anna Lewis, blog diva Liza Sabater, and New York Post alumni Frankie Edozien.

7:05 a.m. David Paterson is on WWRL

7:35 a.m. Paterson is on WCBS

7:50 a.m. Paterson is ...

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Radiolab

AWE-MAGGEDON Event Video

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Last night's AWE-MAGGEDON was a blast. If you don't believe us, check out the video! Thanks again to everyone who came out to The Greene Space, and thanks to all of you who tuned in to the live webcast.

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Radiolab

AWE-MAGEDDON Live Video Webcast 6/01/10

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tune in tonight at 7pm EDT for a live video webcast with Jad and Robert (we'll be streaming it live right here on the blog). Buke and Gass will perform their genre-bending music on homemade instruments, and Professor Hod Lipson from our Limits show will take us behind the scenes of his latest 'self-aware' robots.

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Radiolab

AWE-MAGEDDON hits June 1st!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Get ready. The second night of AWE-MAGEDDON is almost here! Join Jad and Robert live in NYC for an evening devoted to hacks, fusions, and creative problem solving.

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Radiolab

AWE-MAGEDDON IS HERE!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hey everybody - Last night, Jad and Robert kicked off the first event in our live AWE-MAGEDDON series at the Greene Space. A good time was had by all--thanks to everyone who attended, in person and online! We'll be posting some of our favorite moments soon...so check back soon for some video excerpts.

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Radiolab

"Are We Alone?" Bombshell

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi guys, Robert here. Just letting you know about a conversation I'll be having at the 92nd St. Y this Thursday. I hope you can come on by!

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Radiolab

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hey Folks, got some news: Jad will be hosting a book launch party for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Rebecca's book tells the story of Henrietta Lacks' journey from anonymous tobacco farmer to eponymous cancer cell line, the "HeLa" cell - arguably, the most famous cell line in all of history. (In fact, it is such a good yarn that we got Rebecca to help us tell it in an upcoming Radiolab episode, so keep an eye out).

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Radiolab

Jaron Lanier Wonders about New Music, the Internet and Octopusses with Robert Krulwich

Monday, January 04, 2010

“Where is the new music?” asks Jaron Lanier, composer, musician, computer scientist, “virtual reality” pioneer . “I have been trying an experiment,” he says. “Whenever I’m around Facebook generation people and there’s music playing, I ask them a simple question: Can you tell in what decade the music that is playing right now was made?”

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