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WNYC News

After Murder, Officials Say Bronx Shelter Should Close

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Local leaders call for closure of Project Renewal homeless shelter after its director was murdered.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Series of Murders Unsolved, Until a Computer Accident Led to an Arrest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" murders due to an accidental computer match. The killings took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007.

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The Takeaway

A True Story About Identity Theft, Murder, and Lies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A murderer on the FBI's Most Wanted List stole journalist Mike Finkel's identity. Now this true crime story is headed to the big screen.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Investigating a Murder in Mississippi

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Australian filmmaker and prankster John Safran talks about his trip to Mississippi to investigate the murder of a white national named Richard Barrett by a young black man named Vincent McGee.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

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The Takeaway

Ex-Marine Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A jury has handed down a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle—the man at the center of the film and book "American Sniper."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Deception, Rivalry, Murder: A New York City Love Story

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In Amanda Filipacchi's new novel, a beautiful costume designer and a plain-looking musician look for love, but discover a killer instead.

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99% Invisible

150- Under The Moonlight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1885, Austin, Texas was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator.  The murderer was never actually found, but he claimed eight victims, mostly black servant girls, all attacked in the dark of night. The very,

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A True Tale of Urban Crime

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A new book shines a light on urban crime through the investigation of a young man's murder in South Los Angeles.

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On The Media

Online Supersleuths

Friday, January 02, 2015

Brooke speaks to writer Deborah Halper about her book on the thriving community of internet sleuths who try to crack cold cases. 

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The Takeaway

NYPD: No Peace on Earth, No Goodwill Toward All

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beyond the headline of a ruthless cop killing lies inflamed rhetoric that rocks a city.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: NYPD Revenge Killing, Saying Goodbye to Kabul, A Year of Reflection For the NFL

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the deaths of two NYPD officers, an NPR journalist explains why the news outlet is leaving Kabul, and a former player weighs in on the NFL's year of controversy.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Taliban's Reign of Terror Persists With Deadly Attack on Pakistani School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yesterday's deadly attack on a school in Pakistan by the Taliban has left at least 145 dead. Shemeem Burney Abbas and Jehangir Khattak discuss the ongoing tragedy of the attack.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 24, 2014

WNYC
A lesbian cartoonist is a MacArthur Genius. Registered non-voters should really vote. Ira Glass & Co. might solve a murder mystery. Here's a playlist of the week's top stories.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2007): Blackwater and US Reliance on Military Contractors

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Four US-contracted guards have been found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. What does it tell us about military contractors today?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ira Glass & Co. Release 'Serial' Once a Week for Good Reason

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig, is a murder mystery that’s still being reported. And they thought, maybe other witnesses will come forth as the episodes come out. It's working.

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PRI's The World

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is acquitted of murder, but could face a lesser charge

Thursday, September 11, 2014

After a long and very public trial, Oscar Pistorius will not be convicted of murder — but he could still go to prison for "culpable homicide." Many South Africans were shocked by the acquittal for murder, since Pistorius did not come off well during the trial.

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WQXR Blog

Suspects in Murder of New York Violinist Held Without Bail

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two men accused of killing New York concert violinist Mary Whitaker during a robbery in her rural home are due in federal court.
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WQXR Blog

New York Violinist Found Slain in Summer Home

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two men were charged on Friday with murder in the death of Mary Whitaker, a violinist who performed with the Westchester Philharmonic and other New York ensembles.
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On The Media

Online Supersleuths

Friday, July 11, 2014

There's an estimated 40,000 unidentified human remains in the United States. When writer Deborah Halber heard this figure, she did some research and discovered a thriving community of internet sleuths who spend hours trying to attach names to these John and Jane Does. Brooke speaks to Halber about her new book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases.

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