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Welcome to Horse Vine

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Look, some teens love horses, trap music, and video editing.
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Radiolab

Teenage Ghostland

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In our episode Memory and Forgetting, Neda Pourang brings us the story a lost memory's haunting power. 

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WNYC News

Horseless Carriage vs. Electric Car

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Owners and animal-rights advocates are debating different ways to replace Central Park's horse-drawn carriages with tourist-friendly vehicles.

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Radiolab

Can It Be? Parrots Name Their Children, And Those Names, Like Ours, Stick For Life

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Oh Romeo, oh Romeo," cried Juliet. Being human, she and her boyfriend had names. Is there any other animal that does this? Has names for each other? Oddly enough, yes!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On the Trail of Genghis Khan

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tim Cope tells us about traveling on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea, and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. He writes about the journey, which was inspired by the nomadic life of the Mongols, in On the Trail of Genghis Khan.

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Radiolab

Revenge of the Caterpillars: A Footnote to “Contagious Laughter”

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A seemingly cuddly caterpillar becomes the Terminator in Latif Nasser's story about a not-so-distant epidemic in America's bluegrass country...

 

 

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Saddles, Bridles and Chaps

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity

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Features

ASPCA: Carriage Horse Likely Had Underlying Medical Problems

Monday, October 31, 2011

A New York City carriage horse who died unexpectedly on his way to work in Central Park on October 23 likely had underlying medical problems, according to the results of a study released Monday.

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Features

Carriage Horse Death Brings Renewed Scrutiny to Industry

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The sudden death of a carriage horse on its way to Central Park Sunday morning has drawn renewed attention to the industry.

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WQXR Features

Elīna Garanča: Latvian Mezzo with a Gyspy Soul

Sunday, November 21, 2010

There’s no mystery about why Elīna Garanča is a rising opera star. But whether playing a fiery gypsy or a "trouser role," the mezzo-soprano has her own way of researching characters.

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The Takeaway

Giddy Up! The Kentucky Derby is not just fancy hats and mint juleps

Friday, May 01, 2009

This Saturday marks the 135th running of The Kentucky Derby. If you don't know anything about the Kentucky Derby, except that women wear big hats and spectators drink mint juleps then you're missing out, because there's so much more to the Derby than that. Like how people choose which horse to bet on, how much a jockey can weigh and why mint juleps are a waste of good bourbon.

Jennie Rees, is a reporter for the Courier Journal, she's covered horse racing for over 25 years and she joins The Takeaway from the back side of Church Hill Downs.

Watch favored horse "I Want Revenge" train for the Derby in the video below.

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The Takeaway

Investigation begins into death of 21 horses

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Polo fans and equestrian-lovers watched in horror as seven horses sickened and died in front of their eyes. The horses were meant to take the field for a polo match in Wellington, Florida on Sunday afternoon. Soon seven other horses fell sick. Veterinarians rushed the fields, but were unable to save a single horse. By Monday, 21 horses, all from the same Venezuelan team, had died. Now, investigators are searching for the cause. The Takeaway turns to Brian Haas, a newspaper reporter on the ground in Florida and Dr Celeste Kunz, a horse veterinarian, to try and piece together this equine mystery.

For more, read Brian Haas' article, PBSO and state investigations launched in deaths of 21 horses in Wellington in the Sun Sentinel.

CBS News has this report:



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