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Transportation Nation

Ice on the Third Rail Strands 7 Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Service on the No. 7 subway line was halted Monday morning after a build up of ice cut power to the third rail.
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Slate Culture Gabfest

Mmmm...Simpsons Edition

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On this week's Culture Gabfest, Julia Turner, John Swansburg, and David Haglund discuss FXX's Simpson's marathon, the independent twist-filled romance The One I Love, and the Ice Bucket Challenge craze.

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Mixtapes

Trumpet Player Peter Evans on Improvisation as Thought

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The music of Peter Evans runs the gamut between standard bebop and the most esoteric contemporary classical music, often incorporating electronics and a range of extended techniques. Hear his Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Friday, May 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear the concert recording of the world premiere of violinist vocalist Carla Kihlstedt's "At Night We Walk In Circles And Are Consumed by Fire."  The work is a collaborative commission with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and inspired by dreams - dreams collected from the band, some of her own, and some solicited through Facebook.  Comprised of nine song-parts, the topics range from meeting one's younger self, to having all of your teeth fall out, and a flying dream.

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New Sounds

For Whom the Bells Toll

Monday, April 21, 2014

From the multi-ton carillon to a tricycle bell, hear songs featuring bells, or about bells on this New Sounds. Listen to a song that reworks "Bicycle Built for Two" from Tin Hat, and a work from the group ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) playing music by Nathan Davis.  Hear music by Pantha du Prince in collaboration with the Norwegian percussion ensemble the Bell Laboratory, involving a bell carillon, a three-ton instrument comprised of 50 bronze bells and operated using a keyboard.

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Radiolab

Super Cool

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What do frozen horses and a scorching universe have in common? That's what we wanted to know.

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Transportation Nation

Really Scary Falling Icicles Shut Down PATH Station

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Falling ice from the World Trade Center caused big problems for PATH riders for the second time in five days. 

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Radiolab

A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes

Friday, January 31, 2014

It's been there for thousands, maybe tens of thousands of years — a huge, solid, endless mass of white ice. Then, all of sudden ("It's starting, Adam," says an onlooker) there's a crack, then another, and whoosh, an immense field vanishes — splits, splits again, and right before your eyes (you've got to see this) sinks into the sea. This is how ice leaves our planet.

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WNYC News

Breaking the Ice on the Hudson

Monday, January 27, 2014

To keep the river open for business in the freezing winter months, the Coast Guard runs its cutter boats up and down the river, opening a navigable track through the ice.

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WNYC News

Dinosaur Skeleton Repatriated to Mongolia

Monday, May 06, 2013

U.S. authorities in New York have returned a 70-million-year-old, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton to the Mongolian government.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear the concert recording of the world premiere of violinist vocalist Carla Kihlstedt's "At Night We Walk In Circles And Are Consumed by Fire."  The work is a collaborative commission with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and inspired by dreams - dreams collected from the band, some of her own, and some solicited through Facebook.  Comprised of nine song-parts, the topics range from meeting one's younger self, to having all of your teeth fall out, and a flying dream.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: Pale Blue Blobs Invade, Freeze, Then Vanish

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NPR

Just under the iced-over surface of a Canadian lake, white pancake-shaped bubbles stack up in towers. They may look pretty, but they pack an explosive and deadly punch

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New Sounds

For Whom the Bells Toll

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

From the multi-ton carillon to a tricycle bell, hear songs featuring bells, or about bells on this New Sounds. Listen to a song that reworks "Bicycle Built for Two" from Tin Hat, and a work from the group ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) playing music by Nathan Davis.  Hear music by Pantha du Prince in collaboration with the Norwegian percussion ensemble the Bell Laboratory, involving a bell carillon, a three-ton instrument comprised of 50 bronze bells and operated using a keyboard.

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New Sounds Live

New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival present multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, bandleader and composer Carla Kihlstedt together with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), for the premiere of Kihlstedt's new ICElab commission, At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire. Written for nine members of ICE plus Kihlstedt, the song cycle is based on dreams and their mirror on waking lives.  Also on the bill are Kihlstedt's band, Causing a Tiger, and teen alt-classical ensemble Face the Music, who will join ICE in performing the legendary composer George Lewis's Artificial Life 2007.

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WNYC News

The Administration Deports Record Number of Illegal Immigrants

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Obama administration deported a record number of illegal immigrants for the fourth year in a row, according to the numbers released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).

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The Takeaway

Secret Practices of Immigration Officials Put Criminals Back on the Streets

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), along with its sister agencies, has become the largest law enforcement network in the country. A recent investigation by the Boston Globe has found that ICE often does not offer the same legal protections to detainees as for other criminals, and in some cases, convicted criminals are returned to the streets because their home country will not accept them. Boston Globe reporter Maria Sacchetti is on the team behind the three-part investigation.

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WNYC News

Immigrants Struggle to Cope in Sandy's Aftermath

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: Finnish Underwater Ice Fishing Mystery Finally Solved

Saturday, November 10, 2012

NPR

I'm going to take you somewhere, but before I do, I should warn you that there's something not quite right about what you'll see. This place I'm going to show you will be astonishingly beautiful. It will be cold. It will be wet. But it will also be a touch -- more than a touch -- mysterious. So watch carefully.

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The Takeaway

Allegations of Harassment, Profiling Along America's Northern Border

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

According to a report released earlier this year, Latino and Arab communities who live along the border between Canada and the United States are experiencing an increase in instances of racial profiling by border patrol and other federal agents. In response, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is suing the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for what it claims has been religious profiling and mistreatment of Muslims at the border.

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WNYC News

Majority of Undocumented Workers Caught are Deported: Report

Monday, July 23, 2012

Most New Yorkers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency were deported, according to a new report released on Monday.

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