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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tracking NYC's Traffic Deaths

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's the year of "Vision Zero" but in 2014 there have already been 46 traffic deaths, from bikers to pedestrians to drivers and passengers. WNYC reporters Jim O'Grady and Kat Aaron talk about the new Transportation Nation database, tracking these deaths, and Jim's reporting on one victim -- four-year-old Allison Liao, struck by a car in Flushing, Queens.

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Specials

Decoding DNA Secrets

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday, 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday, 2pm on AM820 and Sunday, 7am on AM820, 8pm on AM820.

Genome sequencing is becoming affordable, fast, and poised to revolutionize medicine. But, how much can your genes tell you about your medical fate?  And, will genome scans become a routine part of health care in our lifetimes? 

In this one-hour special, IEEE Spectrum Magazine's Eliza Strickland, who recently had her genome sequenced, takes listeners through her personal journey explaining what genome-sequencing is, what was revealed to her, and how this technology could shape the future of medical care.

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Radiolab

A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Put away that old Rand McNally map — it's time for a new way to see what America really looks like.

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The Takeaway

Mapping the Brain to Better Understand Ourselves

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

President Obama has proposed a brain mapping project to help us understand a bit better what's going on inside our noggins. Dr. Rafael Yuste is a neuroscientist at Columbia University and one of the coordinators of the Obama administration's new Brain Mapping Project. But how can it be done? And are there any real-world benefits to doing it? Gary Marcus is someone who understands the challenges and possibilities that spring from these kinds of projects. He's a cognitive psychologist at NYU and blogger for the New Yorker. 

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Using Digital Maps to Study Disaster Preparedness, History

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Digital maps play a huge role in everyday tasks — from finding a restaurant to a friend’s apartment. But they’re also playing a large part in serious pursuits like disaster cleanup and rebuilding. This week, New Tech City looks at mapping before and after Sandy, as well as a the process known as “map warping.”

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WQXR Features

Map: See Where Famous Composers Have Lived in NYC

Friday, July 06, 2012

Using our map see where famous composers called home at various points in their lives. Among them: Stravinsky, Bartok, Britten, Bernstein and Herrmann.

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WNYC News

Mapping Complaints: 311 Dials Up Its Web Presence

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Next time trash is overflowing on your block or snow remains unplowed, New Yorkers can check if anyone else has called in the same complaint with the city's new 311 map.

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Studio 360

The First Map of America

Saturday, September 28, 2002

The Library of Congress recently bought the only surviving copy of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 map of America for ten million dollars. Producer Andrea Murray talks to the map's conservators, who are piecing together what the map meant to 16th-century Europeans.

(Originally aired: December 1, 2001)

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Studio 360

Sound Map

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Artist Andra McCartney tries to capture the sounds that reveal, if only to your subconscious, where you are.

(Originally aired: December 1, 2001)

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Studio 360

Self Portrait Map

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Artists Bill Outcault and Lilla LoCurto digitally scanned their entire bodies and then found a way to write software which would project the coordinates of their human forms into the restrictive space of a map.

(Originally aired: December 1, 2001)

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Studio 360

Historian Simon Schama on Maps

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Kurt Andersen and historian Simon Schama navigate the two-dimensional universe of maps. Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He is a writer and presenter of documentaries for BBC Television and his books include Landscape and MemoryCitizens, and most recently, A History of Britain, Volume II: The ...

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Studio 360

Self-Portrait Map

Saturday, December 01, 2001

Artists Bill Outcault and Lilla LoCurto digitally scanned their entire bodies and then found a way to write software which would project the coordinates of their human forms into the restrictive space of a map.

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Studio 360

Sound Map

Saturday, December 01, 2001

Artist Andra McCartney tries to capture the sounds that reveal, if only to your subconscious, where you are.

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Studio 360

Arturo Pérez-Reverte Charts a Novel

Saturday, December 01, 2001

Kurt Andersen talks with the Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte about his latest book, The Nautical Chart, the culture of maps, and how they relate to his writing. 

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Studio 360

The First Map of America

Saturday, December 01, 2001

The Library of Congress recently bought the only surviving copy of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 map of America for ten million dollars. Producer Andrea Murray talks to the map's conservators, who are piecing together what the map meant to 16th-century Europeans.

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Studio 360

Historian Simon Schama on Maps

Saturday, December 01, 2001

Kurt Andersen and historian Simon Schama navigate the two-dimensional universe of maps.

Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He is a writer and presenter of documentaries for BBC Television and his books include Landscape and Memory, Citizens, and most recently, A History of Britain, Volume ...

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