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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing Environment, Law and The 'War on Terror,' and Making 'Eleanor Rigby'

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Takeaway explores the legality of attacking ISIS, a report that shows that the ozone layer is in recovery, and actor James McAvoy on his film "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby."

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Between Meals

Friday, September 12, 2014

Christmas cheer and family secrets with Ann Beattie; Haruki Murakami cooks spaghetti; a young writer’s brief candle.  

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Studio 360

Going Viral

Friday, September 12, 2014

From rabies in ancient Greece to a pandemic in World of Warcraft, we look at how viruses have spread through the cultural imagination.

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Studio 360

Our Computers, Our Viruses, Our Selves

Friday, September 12, 2014

We’ve been living with computer viruses since the earliest networks. But how similar are they to biological ones?

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Studio 360

What Going Viral Means

Friday, September 12, 2014

Computer viruses and memes were born at the same time. But, for journalist Bill Wasik, it’s time to retire the metaphor of things “going viral” online.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Doris Kearns Goodwin; Wendy Davis; and Reps. Engel and Jeffries

Friday, September 12, 2014

Doris Kearns Goodwin; Congressmen Eliot Engel and Hakeem Jeffries; Texas State Senator Wendy Davis; more midterm election polls; children and mental illness; and a fall art preview.

Studio 360

Reconstructing Viruses

Friday, September 12, 2014

Why do scientists want to recreate viral monsters like the 1918 Spanish flu? And if they do, should they be allowed to publish the instructions?

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American RadioWorks

Ready To Work

Friday, September 12, 2014

On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at how vocational education is being reimagined.

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Studio 360

Does Your Zombie Have Rabies?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Some of our culture’s most enduring monsters transmit their contagion through biting — werewolves, zombies, and vampires. Are these myths really about rabies?

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Studio 360

The Flame Alphabet

Friday, September 12, 2014

William S. Burroughs famously said that “language is a virus.” In his novel The Flame Alphabet, Ben Marcus imagines what would happen if children’s language made their parents sick.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Willow Smith, Pixar, Simpsons nerds, and a satirical documentary about skating win the internet this week. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Ned Benson

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ned Benson, writer and director of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby  was on The Leonard Lopate Show September 11, 2014. He told us that he is a fan of James Salter and the Giants. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Thomas Wilfred and the Music of Light

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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How a turn of the century lute player came to influence an entire generation of club VJs and video artists.
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The Takeaway

Inside the Lost Chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Miranda Grope, Elvira Erstwhile, Clarence Crump, and Bertie Upside — just some of the characters left behind in Roald Dahl's early drafts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fighting Fires, 13 Years After 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

343 firefighters died on 9/11. On this anniversary, we hear how the FDNY was changed forever — and your memories of firefighters we lost.

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Studio 360

Why You Should Be Watching "The Knick"

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Steven Soderbergh's The Knick is a delightfully bloody show about turn-of-the-century medicine. His New York is punctuated by bright whites, making 1900 feel futuristic.
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The Takeaway

For the First Time, America is a Nation of Singles

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults of a certain age. But now over 50 percent of American adults are single.

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The Piano in France

The Regal and Rollicking Camille Saint-Saëns

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In this first part of two episodes devoted to Camille Saint-Saëns, host David Dubal shares insight into the life and music of this distinguished Romantic composer.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

In Residence: Bravo! Vail, Part II

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The first in a series of broadcasts recorded at the Bravo! Vail music festival features oboeist Liang Wang as the soloist.

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Doctors, chefs, and other experts are much more likely than the rest of us to buy store-brand products. What do they know that we don’t?

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