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'I Can't Breathe': No Indictment in Garner Case Sparks Citywide Protests

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

See photos from protests in Foley Square, Rockefeller Center and across the city as New Yorkers react to a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

We Shared A Moment in Time

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

We asked listeners to take photos of the sky at EXACTLY 7:10 a.m. Eastern time yesterday and share it with us. From Port Washington to Madrid to a plane above JFK, this is what they saw.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Best Travel Photo That's Sitting on Your Cell Phone

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Travel slideshows don't have to be boring. As the Brian Lehrer Show gets ready for Wednesday's special on all things travel, we're collecting the best travel photos sitting on your cell phone. Find out how to submit, and see some of our favorites so far.

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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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Community

Meet @ WNYC 2013 Singles Holiday Mixer

Monday, January 06, 2014

We ended 2013 with a Singles Holiday Mixer in The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR. We had food, drinks, a holiday sing-a-long and lots of cheer. Enjoy!

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NPR West Listening Party With Ask Me Another

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

On 8/7/13, the tribe assembled at NPR West for the first #NPRGL Listening Party. Hosted by Sophia Bush & Colin Hanks, the program featured a special live performance of NPR's Ask Me Another with Host Ophira Eisenberg and House Musician Jonathan Coulton. KCRW DJ Marion Hodges provided the spins. Special thanks to NPR Member stations KCRW and KPCC for co-hosting. Photos by Stephanie Nelson.

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Generation Listen And WNYC Joint Event In New York

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A huge thanks to our pals at WYNC for co-hosting and to our NPR Foundation Vice-Chair John McGinn and his spouse, Cary Davis, for so graciously opening up their home to help get Generation Listen off to a fab start.

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Generation Listen's New NPR HQ Opening Event

Monday, November 04, 2013

A look inside Generation Listen's new NPR HQ opening event June 2013.

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Studio 360

Your Awesome High School Band Photos

Monday, June 24, 2013

As part of our celebration of high school bands, we want to see the photo that captures your glory days as a high school rock star, whether you favored grunge, emo, hip-hop, or something in between — the more self-consciously cool, the better. Submit your photo and see the other entries ...

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Radiolab

You Can't Read a Dog By Its Guilty Face

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Animal Minds show questions whether dogs feel guilt...or whether we're just reading our own meanings into those puppy dog eyes. Dog owners, if you think you've got an incriminating photo of your canine looking remorseful, send it our way.

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Top Five Classical Online Image Galleries

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Watching music being made is as much a delight for the ears as one for the eyes. Here are our favorite collections of photographs featuring classical music performers, performances, and venues from across the web.

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Life of the Law

Full Interview with Justin Helzer

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Justin Helzer died Sunday night, April 14th. He committed suicide inside his cell on San Quentin's Death Row (the cell in this photo). If you look closely you can see him sitting on his bunk, leaning against the door.

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Transportation Nation

Striking Vintage EPA Photos Show Troubling Proximity of People and Pollution in 1970s

Friday, March 29, 2013

"Chemical plants on shore are considered prime source of pollution." (Marc St. Gil, Lake Charles, Louisiana, June 1972. National Archives, EPA Documerica Project)

These photos are beautiful. They're also sad, and hopeful, and quaint.

In the 1970s the EPA commissioned photographers to roam the country and document daily life in places like coal mines, riverbanks, cities, and even an early clean tech conference in a motel parking lot. The images were meant to be a baseline to measure change in the years to come, but there was no funding to go back to the original places.

The Documerica project photos are up on Flickr now (hat tip to FastCoExist for posting some of these gems). It's an overwhelming album of nostalgia for everyday life, but also, devastatingly depressing to see how dirty and toxic so many inhabited places could be in the 1970s ... and how little has changed in some places today.

What makes the project so powerful though, is how beautiful the photography is, even of the mundane moments, or tragic scenarios like kids playing in a river next to a power plant.

Strum through the albums yourself and share your favorites with us on our Facebook page and we'll add more pics to this post later on.

In the albums, there are also early editions of clean technology, like Frank Lodge's photos from the first First Symposium on Low Pollution Power Systems held at what seems to be a motel parking lot.

Exhibit at the First Symposium on Low Pollution Power Systems Development Held at the Marriott Motor Inn, Ann Arbor, Mich. Vehicles and Hardware Were Assembled at the EPA Ann Arbor Laboratory. Part of the Exhibit Was Held in the Motel Parking Lot the Ebs "Sundancer", an Experimental Electric Car, Gets Its Batteries Charged From an Outlet in the Parking Lot 10/1973 (Frank Lodge. National Archives, EPA Documerica Project)

 

"Children play in yard of Ruston home, while Tacoma smelter stack showers area with arsenic and lead residue." (Gene Daniels. Ruston, Washington, August 1972. National Archives, EPA Documerica Project)

 

David Falconer documented the fuel shortage in the west during the 1970s, as well as water pollution in the area at the time.  (David Falconer, National Arcives, EPA Documerica Project)

 

Miner Wayne Gipson, 39, with His Daughter Tabitha, 3. He Has Just Gotten Home From His Job as a Conveyor Belt Operator in a Non-Union Mine. as Soon as He Arrives He Takes a Shower and Changes Into Clothes to Do Livestock Chores with His Two Sons. Gipson Was Born and Raised in Palmer, Tennessee, But Now Lives with His Family near Gruetli, near Chattanooga. He Moved North to Work and Married There, But Returned Because He and His Wife Think It Is a Better Place to Live 12/1974 (Jack Corn. National Archives, EPA Documerica Project)

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WNYC News

Cape May to Montauk Three Months After Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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On the three-month anniversary of Sandy, WNYC took a week-long road trip from Cape May, NJ to Montauk, NY to visit coastal communities and see how their recovery is coming along.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Best of Your 2012 Cell Phone Pictures

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our year-end photo project asked you to submit your best cell phone shots of the year. We got hundreds of submissions, and now New York Times senior staff photographer and Lens blog co-editor James Estrin picks his favorites. See Jim's favorites below, and be sure to check out all the submissions here.

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Radiolab

And the Winner Is...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A clever take on the works of DaVinci wins our first-ever Halloween Costume Contest. And we got so many great entries, we couldn't resist putting together a slideshow of our favorites -- feast your eyes on all the costume greatness.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We’ll be updating this throughout the day. Send your photos to transponation@gmail.com or @transportnation.  ‘Cause we’d like to share them.

1:3opm: broken traffic light at King Street and Varick Street in lower Manhattan (photo by Kate Hinds)

10:27: from Jim O'Grady: "World Trade Center. Cop said PATH station flooded, didn't know how badly. My guess: badly."

10:11am: A beheaded subway entrance. (photo by Jim O'Grady)

10:11am: Staten Island Railway's Clifton Shop in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by MTA via flickr)

9:55am: flooding at the entrance to the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel, via @NYGovCuomo

9:49am: Downed tree in Tribeca park (photo by Jim O'Grady)

8:14am: Rainbows over Brooklyn (photo by Andrea Bernstein)

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Radiolab

The Road To Grace is Paved in Awkward

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lulu Miller on staving off gravity, and the uplifting hilarity of one photographer's stunning portraits of Olympic divers in flight.

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