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When Sexual Harassment is Part of The Job

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brittany Bronson, a writer, teacher, and cocktail waitress at a Las Vegas casino, says that every shift involves a compromise between her gender politics and her daily wages.

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The Takeaway

Bourbon Heist Reveals Industry of Illusion

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A series of bourbon and whiskey thefts have shook Kentucky. But one expert says the smuggling ring—which almost got away with $100,000 in spirits—tells us a lot about the industry.

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WNYC News

Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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Studio 360

A Hymn to Coal Miners Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Composer Julia Wolfe’s oratorio “Anthracite Fields” questions how we contribute to the environmental disaster that is coal mining.

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Studio 360

Steve Coogan, Visualizing Dark Matter, & Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actor Steve Coogan feels "Happyish," an artist and a scientist try to visualize dark matter, and we find out why 2015 will be hip-hop’s best year ever.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Kentucky Bourbon, The Music of Protest, and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a massive bourbon heist, Sri Lankan-American musician Bhi Bhiman drops by, and we look at sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.

Studio 360

How Do You Draw Dark Matter?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

An artist and an astrophysicist put their heads together to imagine how dark matter — the invisible stuff holding the universe together — would look if we could see it.

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Studio 360

2015 Will Be Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's so much good hip-hop in 2015 that you could forget about a bunch of it and it would still be one of the best years ever — and it's not even May.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

Fishko Files

Unison: Synch and Synergy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Love, Loss, and Betrayal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The cast of "Wolf Hall" on Broadway. Peter Coyote on the mentors who shaped him. Elizabeth Alexander on the sudden death of her husband. The "Grim Sleeper" case. Swimming in the Gowanus.

Studio 360

Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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Freakonomics Radio

Nate Silver Says: “Everyone Is Kind of Weird”

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

America's favorite statistical guru answers our FREAK-quently Asked Questions, and more.

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Studio 360

Mixtapes Still Work Without the Music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hip-hop artists put extra effort into mixtape album art, and now we have the coffee table book to prove it. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Economic Policies Driving Inequality

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says misguided priorities are leaving many Americans further and further behind.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Hacker and The Spy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Valerie Plame was a CIA operative during the Bush administration until the media blew her cover. Hear Plame, hacker Ralph Echemendia and others discuss secrets in the age of Wikileaks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Concrete and the Jungle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How do stay connected to nature in the big city?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Michael Eric Dyson on the 'Ghost' of Fellow Intellectual Cornel West

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In an ongoing feud between two of the most prominent black intellectuals, Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson takes on Cornel West's "bitter" assessment of President Obama.

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On The Media

Episodes 7 & 8: A Change in the Weather

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Brooke discusses the seventh and eighth episodes of House of Cards with Michael Waldman and John Dean.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cambodia's Forgotten Era of Rock and Roll

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

40 years ago the Khmer Rouge eliminated Cambodian rock and roll. Clubs were closed, record collections were destroyed, and star musicians were targeted and killed.

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