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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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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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World of Opera

Catalani's La Wally From the Grand Theater of Geneva

Thursday, September 11, 2014

While you may think you haven't heard La Wally before, you most likely have heard at least part of it.

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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 Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fight Against ISIS, A Children's Classic, and A Nation of Singles

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Takeaway explores the President's strategy to fight ISIS, a lost chapter of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and why there are more single American adults than married ones.

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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Fishko Files

Photo League

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In New York starting in 1932 The Photo League had a mission to gather and support photographers who took realistic pictures that might someday bring about social change.

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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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WNYC News

Brooklyn Museum Director Steps Down

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alan Lehman dropped the word "art" from the museum's name and brought to NYC a painting of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung. Now he's retiring.

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The Takeaway

Old Timepieces Keep Ticking in the Age of the Apple Watch

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Watchmaking may be a dying art form, but a master and his apprentice are aiming to keep it alive.

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The Sporkful

This Is The Sound Of Good Chocolate

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Trust us: you can tell a chocolate's quality by the sound it makes when you break it. Listen for examples of good vs. bad chocolate bars.
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The Takeaway

Two Americans Could Make Literary History

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Two Americans have the chance to make literary history: This week, Karen Joy Fowler and Joshua Ferris became the first Americans to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist. 

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Studio 360

John Oliver Is the Best Thing To Happen To Voter Apathy Since 2008's Barack Obama

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

John Oliver's impassioned weekly monologues convert comedy lovers into political participants, and that's refreshing. 
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Police Seize Billions Without Warrants, Wearable Tech, and Reviving a Timeless Profession

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Takeaway explores a new investigation into America's police departments, why the tech industry is embracing the GOP, and an effort to keep the art of watchmaking ticking.

Death, Sex & Money

Cult Comedy Heroes Have Bills to Pay, Too

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Comedian Chris Gethard and Hallie Bulleit met on a public access TV show that's beloved by its fans. Now they're getting married, which is great. Supporting a household is another thing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Gratification

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The pursuit of short-term self-gratification, once seen as a sign of personal weakness, has become the default principle not only for individuals, but for many sectors of our society.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Election Results; Tavis Smiley; #WhyIStay

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OK Cupid founder Christian Rudder, Tavis Smiley, NYS election results, complicated relationship dynamics when domestic violence is an issue, and human rights in Bahrain.

Around Broadway

If These Walls Could Talk

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In A.R. Gurney’s 1977 play "The Wayside Motor Inn," we hear five stories unfold in a single motel outside Boston.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Encore: Avery Fisher Artists 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This week hear an encore of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Program's 40th anniversary gala concert, with performances by 2014 recipients.

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On The Media

TLDR #23 - A Bitcoin Story for People Who Don't Care About Bitcoin

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The curious story of a man who was thought to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto
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