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Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anheuser-Busch says that it is not happy with the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. Nike has pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores in the Minneapolis area.

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Remix Summit

Building Creative Cities

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
The dynamism, scale and diversity of leading world cities make them hubs for cultural activity. But is the growth of a creative city largely organic, or can it be engineered?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lucinda Franks on Life, Love and her Marriage to Robert Morgenthau

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

She was 26 when she interviewed the53-year-old  Manhattan District Attorney in 1973. She admired his high forehead and he couldn't stop thinking about her hippie poncho.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chinese Americans and the American Dream

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author, educator and entrepreneur Eric Liu explores language and identity and looks at what it means to be Chinese American today.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Do the Best Colleges Produce the Worst Students?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz noticed that his students seemed to be adrift when it came to knowing how to think critically and creatively. And isn't that the whole point?

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Transportation Nation

City Backs New Apps to Navigate NYC

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new tool making parks “easier to explore, discover and enjoy” was one of the winners of the Big Apps challenge.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet Your Local MacArthur Geniuses

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A domestic workers advocate, a playwright, and an IBM researcher -- we speak with the NYC areas newly minted (and richer!) MacArthur winners.

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The Takeaway

Actor Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey' Takes on the Big Screen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dan Stevens is perhaps best known as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey." But Stevens is also a busy film actor, with four movies hitting theaters in the next four months.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Lobster Kings'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The fourth book in The Takeaway book club is "The Lobster Kings," a novel inspired by "King Lear." The book follows the story of the Kings family, and the curse that hangs over them.

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Studio 360

A Digital Terarrium For Your Desktop

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This graphic artist's self-contained animations are the digital equivalent of a snow globe. 
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WNYC News

Real Estate Investing for the Rest of Us

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
A new fund offers the chance for more people to profit from New York City’s soaring real estate market. But you'll still need sizable savings to take part.

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The Longest Shortest Time

Owner of a Holey Heart

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A baby gets two holes in his heart and a Mormon stranger comes to the rescue, believing she is doing something illegal.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Smartphones, Speaking Up and Sexism

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A pediatrician explains how having a child helped her learn how to be a better doctor; the socioeconomic impact of smartphones; and do high school dress codes unfairly target girls?

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: America's Game of Risk, Paper Vs. Plasma, and A New 'King Lear'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores the balancing act between security and privacy, the stagnant poverty rate, the new fight against Ebola, a modern Shakespeare tale, and more.                   

Around Broadway

New Surreal Comedy Explores Being Black and Gay in America

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers a review of the bold new play "Bootycandy."

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New Tech City

What Reading on Screens Does to Our Brains

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How should you read? Paper or screen? Your brain wants to choose one. Switching back and forth may not be effective. That is, unless you can develop your 'bi-literate' brain. 

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Yekwon Sunwoo and Caramoor's Rising Stars

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hear in-concert performances from pianist Yekwon Sunwoo and some rising stars from the Caramoor Music Festival in Katonah, N.Y.

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Death, Sex & Money

Meet the First Family...of Podcasting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack are the podcasting world's definitive power couple, but they couldn't have come from more different backgrounds. This is their origin story.

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The Takeaway

Join Us in Brooklyn!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Join WNYC for a panel conversation with four of Brooklyn's best new emerging writers!
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The Takeaway

Why Football Matters: A Defense of the Game

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why do we love football? And what is it that the game has to teach us? A new memoir from Mark Edmundson, University of Virginia professor of English, takes up those questions.

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