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99% Invisible

158- Sandhogs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eighty years ago, New York City needed another tunnel under the Hudson River. The Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge could no longer handle the mounting traffic between New Jersey and Manhattan. Thus began construction of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: The Taiwanese Table: Cuisine and Identity

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cathy Erway talks with Brian Tsao, Ken Ho and Matt Gross about the food of contemporary Taiwan, and Taiwanese food in America. 

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: The New High Line

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Have you been to the High Line yet? It’s one of Manhattan's newest parks. In the summer, it's full of sunbathers, lush plantings and strolling locals. It’s also about 30 feet above the ground, built on the bed of an old elevated train line. Writer Annik LaFarge talks about the park, five years into its reinvention.

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99% Invisible

147- Penn Station Sucks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who’s got the best pizza? What’s the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.

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99% Invisible

136- Lights Out

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On July 13th, 1977, lightning struck an electricity transmission line in New York City, causing the line's automatic circuit breaker to kick in. The electricity from the affected line was diverted to another line.

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PRI's The World

The UN climate summit opens with a voice from an endangered nation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Leaders from all over the world have gathered in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit. The first thing they heard was an impassioned poem from a mother and activist from the Marshall Islands, a tiny nation in the Pacific that may no longer exists if climate change isn't halted.

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PRI's The World

This woman's gaming career took off in the back of her parents' Chinese restaurant

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lilian Chen grew up playing video games in the back of her parent's Chinese restaurant. She navigates between her life Chinese heritage at home and her American lifestyle at school. But it was in the world of gaming where Chen found home.

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PRI's The World

When environmental activists march in New York, look for immigrants at the head of the parade

Friday, September 19, 2014

A climate change march expected to draw thousands in New York on Sunday will be led in part by groups of immigrants. Organizers say it shows that the movement for action on climate change is broadening beyond the traditional profile of environmental activists.

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PRI's The World

This American man very nearly joined the jihad in Chechnya in the 1990s

Monday, September 08, 2014

Michael Muhammad Knight thinks he knows why young American men are joining groups like ISIS. He was one of them.

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PRI's The World

Quirky French tennis star Gaël Monfils is wowing crowds at the US Open

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Tennis experts agree that French tennis star Gaël Monfils has serious game. But Monfils appears to be as much of an entertainer as he is a player. Even as he heads to the quarterfinals against Roger Federer, it's his antics and on-court dancing that seem to endear him to the crowds.

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PRI's The World

A rising tennis star in Canada — Eugenie Bouchard is looking for a Grand Slam win at the US Open

Monday, August 25, 2014

Canada's rising tennis star Eugenie Bouchard is looking for her first Grand Slam win.

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PRI's The World

Want to tour a toxic beach? 'Anti-tourism' explores the darker, dirtier corners of the world

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The latest trend in tourism doesn't look like tourism at all. With the help of some adventurous tour guides, young urbanites are seeking out the world's most unusual, gross and often dangerous locales.

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PRI's The World

The key to some big endangered species crime investigations is a small lab in Oregon

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Trying to figure out where that confiscated rhino horn came from? Is that guitar made from a piece of endangered tropical hardwood? You might find the answers to your questions at the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Forensic Lab in Ashland, Oregon, the only one like it in the world.

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PRI's The World

The new Argentine debt crisis resurrects painful memories and fears of economic disaster

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years after last-ditch talks with US hedge funds collapsed. Many Argentines worry that unless a deal is reached, another default could crash the peso and lead to inflation and unemployment.

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Strangers

Two Men and a Baby

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Two young men receive a surprise delivery.  And it's a newborn. Whaaa! - Get the full story here.

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99% Invisible

117- Clean Trains

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In just about every movie set in New York City in the 1970s and 80s there's an establishing shot with a graffiti-covered subway. For city officials, train graffiti was a sign that they had lost control. So, starting in the early 70s,

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The Sporkful

Pizza Legends Patsy and Carol Grimaldi: The Sporkful Interview

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the wake of the recent passing of Carol Grimaldi, we're replaying this classic Sporkful interview with a pair of New York pizza legends.

On The Media

New York Is Gross

Thursday, February 27, 2014

You'd think that a blog devoted to inspecting and cataloguing the most unsavory things in the city would make you feel terrible, but we find it strangely uplifting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Guide to Ballot Questions: Gambling, Minimum Wage, More. Plus: Ice Cream!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Today’s program is all about direct democracy for tomorrow’s election day in our area. Milly Silva, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of New Jersey, and Thomas Bracken of NJ’s Chamber of Commerce, debate the proposed minimum wage hike in the state. Then, a look at a proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age for certain judges; the question of expanding casino gambling in New York State; land swaps in the Adirondacks; and what creates these constitutional issues in the first place? Plus: the story of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream and their work in Rwanda.

→ WNYC Newsroom's Guide to the NY Ballot Initiatives

The Takeaway

Should The Severely Mentally Ill Be Forced to Receive Treatment?

Friday, August 02, 2013

A New York State law has caused a fair share of controversy because it forces some severely mentally ill to undergo treatment. On today's show, we hear from Dr. Paul Appelbaum, director of the division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry at Columbia University’s medical school and Margaret, whose son has been forced into assisted outpatient treatment under the law.

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