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Getting in Shape for Free

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fencing in Bryant Park in Manhattan, Zumba at Poe Park in The Bronx and meditation at the Conference House Park in Staten Island are some of the classes available this spring.  

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The Sporkful

Is Free Office Coffee More Valuable Than Healthcare?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Slate's Mike Pesca and I discuss what you can tell about a workplace based on the kitchen. Then I offer Mike a detailed critique of his sandwich construction methods.

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Hundreds of Homeless Get a Fancy Meal from a Chinese Billionaire

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Three busloads of residents from the homeless shelter New York City Rescue Mission arrived at Central Park for a three course meal at a restaurant on a lake — paid for by Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao. 

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Soundcheck

It's Outdoor Concert Season — And It Won't Cost You a Thing

Thursday, May 22, 2014

There’s one thing that you really don’t need to pay for this summer – and that’s live music. New Yorkers in particular have it made, with free concerts happening throughout the city just about every night from June to September. The concert listing website Oh My Rockness has compiled a pretty comprehensive list of these free shows, and today we talk with the site's co-founder Patrick McNamara about some of the highlights from that list. 

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On Being

Leonard Mlodinow — Randomness and Choice

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Leonard Mlodinow with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "You're Married—Psych!—You're Not Married" Edition

Friday, January 17, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Should the NSA be restrained? Will the Supreme Court revisit marriage equality? And is the First Amendment absolute outside abortion clinics?

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Soundcheck

12 Days Of Soundcheck '13: The Julie Ruin, 'Kids In NY'

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, download a special live performance of The Julie Ruin's song "Kids In NY" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The tug of war over the future of Ukraine

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The tug of war over the future of Ukraine

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Why Did You Give Me That Bag of Skittles Edition

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the 40th anniversary of "Free to Be You and Me," Saturday Night Live's presidential debate parodies, and the website HeTexted.com.

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Radiolab

Free Download: Casino Versus Japan

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Miano: A Pink Night For Snowmen," by Casino Versus Japan

Casino Versus Japan is the recording name audio chemist Erik Kowalski takes on for his ambient and electronic music experiments. This free download is from the latest Casino Versus Japan album, Night on Tape.

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Features

Pianos Pop Up around City Street Corners and Parks

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Any desire for a quick round of "Heart and Soul" on your lunchbreak? Can do. Sixty decorated uprights and 28 grand pianos were set up on street corners and parks across the city's five boroughs on Thursday as part of "Pop Up Pianos." The public art and music program, run by the Sing for Hope organization, is now in its second year.

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Features

Museum Mile: Free Museum Admission and Live Music Uptown

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Museum Mile Festival takes place in New York City on Tuesday night. Here's a list of the participating museums offering free admission from 6 to 9 P.M.

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WNYC News

Oscar Goes Under the Knife

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pet owners, like everyone else, are being squeezed in this down economy and looking for ways to save. In Bushwick, Brooklyn recently, about 25 cats and dogs lined up for low-cost vet care. The mobile clinic, run by The ASPCA, charges $75 to spay or neuter a pet and the same services are free if you are on public assistance.

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Oscar and his owner Caesar wait to take advantage of low-cost spay/neuter services in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Pit bulls make up a disproportionate number of dogs that enter the shelter system in the city. Joel Lopez of the ASPCA says he started drooling when he saw the two pit bulls come to get spayed.

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