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Mary Perot Nichols: Guiding WNYC's Rebirth and Renewal - Part 1

Monday, October 27, 2014

In 1979, when the city owned WNYC, then-Mayor Ed Koch demanded the station air the names of men who patronized prostitutes, and it cost director Mary Perot Nichols a fortune in funding.
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New Incan Find One-Ups Peru's Famous 12 Angle Stone

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The find was announced by Peru's Ministry of Culture, which says the 13-angled stone was part of a water system that irrigated a strategically important area southeast of Lima.

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Rare Silent Film With Black Cast Makes A Century-Late Debut

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A 1913 romantic comedy starring black actors is finally hitting the big screen, after decades in the Museum of Modern Art archives. It's paired with an exhibit called 100 Years in Post-Production.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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BackStory

Muslims on the Mic

Friday, October 24, 2014

With the American History Guys

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All Things Considered

In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

Friday, October 24, 2014

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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The Takeaway

Lost Chapter of Black History Resurrected

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art recently discovered and restored the earliest surviving feature-length film with a black cast, from 1913. It premieres this week.

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The Takeaway

New Series Shows a 'Twisted' & 'Paranoid' Nixon

Friday, October 24, 2014

In his new web series, "Nixon's the One," Harry Shearer transforms into President Nixon, reenacting bizarre moments from the president's White House tapes.

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TED Radio Hour

Where Did Human Beings Originate?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.

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TED Radio Hour

What Are The Origins Of The Universe?

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.

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TED Radio Hour

Are All Human Beings Related?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Do We Continue To Care About Dinosaurs?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Paleontologist Jack Horner explains what dinosaurs tell us about our own origins and what we can learn by attempting to revive a piece of the past.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.

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Morning Edition

A Tale Of Asian Gangs Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

Friday, October 24, 2014

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ebola in NYC; #BL25 on Yes We Can

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ebola comes to NYC; we remember 2008 with a close look at the election of Barack Obama and the significance of the Beijing Olympics; sound and you.

NYPR Archives & Preservation

All the Serious Artists Have Moved to the East Village

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC
And Spanish and Yiddish are struggling to be called the official language of the Lower East Side. That's according to this 1970 Pan Am audio tour of New York City's neighborhoods.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2007): The Giant Pool of Money Overflows

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Adam Davidson, co-founder of the podcast Planet Money and contributor to The New York Times Magazine, discusses--in plain English--the Great Recession of 2007 and its aftermath.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Gunman, A Spy, and A Fading Memory

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Takeaway explores the attack on the Canadian Parliament, Valerie Plame stops by to discuss the new state of national security, and we examine the life and legacy of Glenn Campbell.

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.

Fishko Files

Leo Friedman

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes a quick look at photographer Leo Friedman’s place in Broadway history.

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