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On Being

Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything [remix]

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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On Being

[Unedited] Gordon Hempton with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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WNYC News

Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

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WNYC News

With Record-Breaking Rainfall on LI, Islip Declares State of Emergency

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A slow-moving storm has deluged towns across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut, leaving as many as 2,000 without power. 

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Radiolab

A Rain Forest Begins With Rain, Right? Is This A Trick Question?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

This is a "Which came first?" riddle. Not chicken vs. egg. This one is about rain forests. When rain forests begin, do they start with rain ("Yes!" say I) or trees ("No! That's ridiculous!" say I)? I should warn you: Sometimes nature has a sense of humor.

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WNYC News

Wet Weather Could Cramp Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Monday, November 25, 2013

National Weather Service meteorologist Lauren Nash said an approaching nor'easter could dump up to four inches of rain on the city before Thursday morning.

It'll also be windy, with gusts up to 45 miles an hour. Nash said that could pose a problem for car and air travelers, especially at ...

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The Truth

The Talk

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A father comes to the rescue when three teenagers take things too far. Performed by Christian Paluck, Dmitry Shein, Willy Appelman, and Elana Fishbein. Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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On Being

Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything [remix]

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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On Being

[Unedited] Gordon Hempton and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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WNYC News

Storm Brings Soaking Rain, Rapid Flooding to Tri-State

Friday, June 07, 2013

“Residents should be aware that you could see rapid flooding, especially in the vulnerable areas.”

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Tasty Medieval Cockentrice Edition

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the re-release of Singin' in the Rain and its place in film history, Time Machine Chefs and food-centric reality TV, and the debate over whether critics should be more critical.

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Operavore

Opera, Come Rain or Come Shine

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

This summer has seen huge downpours interrupt several summer music festivals around the globe. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers the presence of rain storms off-stage and on (see: Rossini, Wagner).

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WNYC News

Upstate Grape Growers Brace for August Weather

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wine producers in the Finger Lakes are praying for rain — a drizzle, to be specific, not a downpour — as they face one of the worst droughts in the area in 20 years.

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WNYC News

Heavy Rain in East, April Snowflakes for Some

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A spring nor'easter along the East Coast on Sunday is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast.

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WNYC News

Rain, Snow Test OWS Protesters

Saturday, October 29, 2011

As New York City endures a record-breaking, unseasonably early winter storm, those camping out in Zuccotti Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests are getting their first taste of what conditions may be like when the seasons officially change.

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WNYC News

Snapshot | Caught in a Downpour

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A woman is caught in the rain at 127th Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem on Thursday

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WNYC News

How the Ancient City Sewer System Handles Record Rain

Monday, August 15, 2011

More than 8 inches of rain fell on parts of New York City in the span of one day this week, but the city's ancient pipes and sewer systems — which dates back to the 1870s in some places — were able to withstand the deluge and properly divert the steady rain in most instances.

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WNYC News

Flash Flood Watch In Tri-State Area Follows Record Rainfall

Monday, August 15, 2011

A day after record-setting rainfall fell on New York City, a flash flood watch has been issued for the tri-state area until 9 p.m. Monday. Records were shattered by 5 p.m. Sunday, when 7.6 inches had fallen at JFK Airport — the most ever recorded there in a single day.

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The Takeaway

Without Rain, Africa Faces Its Worst Drought in 60 Years

Friday, July 08, 2011

Twelve million people need food aid after rains failed for the second consecutive year across the Horn of Africa region, which encompasses Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Eritrea. Somalia has already been battling famine for two decades. The World Food Program says that more than 110,000 people are in camps in Southeastern Ethiopia, with more than 1,600 are arriving every day, showing signs of severe malnutrition.

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WNYC News

Flooding Wreaks Havoc on Tri-State Area

Friday, March 11, 2011

The state of New York — from Manhattan to the Canadian border — is under a flood watch as heavy rains and melting snow have closed some roads in Westchester and the Adirondacks. The National Weather service said there is major flooding already in towns in northern New Jersey.

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