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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Champion Marathoner Shares his Secrets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Meb Keflezighi, the only marathoner in history to win the Boston Marathon, the New York Marathon and an Olympic medal, describes his complete marathon training program.

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Bachstock

An All-Bach Playlist for the Marathon

Saturday, November 01, 2014

We've put together a pepped-up playlist of Bach's most energizing music to help you make it through the New York City Marathon.

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WNYC News

26.2 Miles and a Night At a Stranger’s House

Friday, October 31, 2014

Airbnb hopes sponsoring this year’s New York marathon will turn runners into loyal guests. What it won’t do: get the New York Attorney General off its back.

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The Takeaway

Emotions Run High for Boston Marathon Director

Friday, April 18, 2014

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray has run in 41 Boston Marathons and overseen the past 26. He joins The Takeaway before the most emotional race he has ever prepared for in his career.

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Soundcheck

Pick The Songs For Our Running Playlist

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This year, Soundcheck is offering up no fewer than two of its producers to Sunday's New York City Half Marathon. Help us build a playlist to carry us across the finish line. 

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Transportation Nation

WATCH: the 2013 NYC Marathon, in Time-Lapse Slo-Mo

Friday, November 22, 2013

You know the marathon as an iconic New York City event -- but for New York's MTA, the first Sunday in November is the "most prominent day of the year...(for) the nation's longest suspension bridge."

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WNYC News

This is What $1 Million in Marathon Security Looks Like

Friday, November 01, 2013

Security for the New York marathon is expected to cost $1 million, double the cost of the last race, according to the New York Road Runners. The NYPD will be monitoring hundreds of cameras along the route, as well as deploying 43 bomb-sniffing dogs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Food Stamp Cuts; Better Streets for Cars and Cyclists; Marathon Weekend

Friday, November 01, 2013

Cuts to the food stamp program are scheduled to take effect today. We’ll hear about why the benefits have been scaled back. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with traffic engineer “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz and his proposals for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers on the road. Then, the candidates in the race for Nassau County Executive; NPR’s David Folkenflik on Rupert Murdoch’s empire; your calls on this weekend’s marathon; and does raising the legal purchase age of cigarettes discourage smoking?

The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Makes This Marathon Different?

Friday, November 01, 2013

In the two years since the New York City marathon was last run, Sandy devastated many communities along the route, and the Boston marathon suffered a terrorist attack. Now that the marathon is back, what's different? Runners, watchers, family: Call in and tell us what's different this year, and what will be on your mind on Marathon Sunday.

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New Tech City

Airbnb Boasts 10,000 Visitors This Marathon Weekend

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Airbnb founders gave almost $15,000 to Bill de Blasio's campaign for mayor.

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The Truth

Keep Running

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Running from Wisconsin to Indiana: 80 miles, 12 hours, 1 day. Performed by Peter McNernery, with Elana Fishbein, Louis Kornfeld, Julia Hynes, and Teddy Shivers. Based on an interview with Brian Foy. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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The Takeaway

To Binge Watch...Or Not

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The numbers are in! One in three Netflix subscribers watched the newly released fourth season of “Arrested Development” this past weekend, and of those who did, one in ten watched all fifteen episodes in a single day. Why do we binge-watch? And is there any reason why we shouldn’t? Laura Hudson is culture and entertainment editor for Wired Magazine and has binge-watched many a TV series.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The That Dime Bag Will Be $14.50 with Tax Gabfest

Friday, April 26, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Debating Miranda, assessing Obama and taxing Mary Jane.

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The Takeaway

Building a Better Limb

Monday, April 22, 2013

This week, the people of Boston were faced with great tragedy. But if tragedy had to happen anywhere, the city proved that, perhaps, there was no place more prepared to handle it. Among those at the ready: the people at MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics Research Group, who build cutting-edge prostheses.

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The Takeaway

The Scene from MIT -- and Listener Messages for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013

Along with most of Boston, the MIT campus is on lockdown this morning after the death of campus police officer Sean Collier in a shootout with the Boston bombing suspects last night. An MIT student and professor describe the shifting emotions they've experienced this week as this story's developed.

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WQXR Blog

Watch: Boston Symphony Musicians Pay Tribute to Marathon Bombing Victims

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wearing running garb, Boston Symphony musicians paid tribute to the victims of the bombings during its concert Thursday night.

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On The Media

How Runner's World Covered the Marathon

Friday, April 19, 2013

The magazine Runner's World sent over 20 staffers to cover the Boston Marathon. After the bombs exploded, a small team stayed in Boston, transforming from sports reporters to journalists in a breaking news environment. Brooke talks with the magazine's Editor-in-Chief, David Willey, about directing the magazine's coverage during a national tragedy.

 

William Tyler - We Can't Go Home Again

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The Takeaway

A City in Lockdown

Friday, April 19, 2013

As the day comes to a close, and the city continues to stay in lockdown - possibly for the entire weekend - two WGBH reporters and Boston residents give updates from where they're locked down, and reflections on the events of the week. Phillip Martin is WGBH Senior Investigative Reporter. And Edgar B. Herwick III is a reporter for WGBH radio.

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The Takeaway

Boston: You Will Run Again

Friday, April 19, 2013

The shock of waking up without a limb or limbs--  just hours after watching marathoners cross the finish line on theirs-- is hard to imagine. But while losing a limb is certainly devastating, it’s not the end-- and the more than 35 amputees who ran the Boston Marathon this last Monday are proof of that.

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The Takeaway

No Marathon for Gaza After Hamas Bans Female Runners

Monday, March 18, 2013

 

The United Nations Relief and Work Agency has canceled the third annual Gaza marathon after Hamas, the controlling party in the region, banned women from the race. Journalist Nabila Ramdani planned to run the marathon scheduled for April 10.

 

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