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Siri Meets Her Grandpa

Friday, October 03, 2014

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Tomorrow is Siri's birthday, and to test her skills, we played her a 1962 recording of an IBM 704 computer singing "Daisy Bell." Will Siri recognize her own voice-sythesized forebears?
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On The Media

Threats in Cyberspace

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Supreme Court will hear a case involving Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man serving jail time for posting death threats against his wife on Facebook. Elonis says he didn’t mean it literally, and it’s up to the High Court to decide if that distinction matters. Brooke talks with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the impact this case could have on how violent speech online is viewed in the eyes of the law.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Considers Free Speech & the Internet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case Elonis v. United States in its next term, starting October 2014. The case examines the intersection between free speech and criminal behavior on the internet.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

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Listen to Lucy

Public speaking and removing my jeans on stage

Monday, March 10, 2014

Public speaking and removing my jeans on stage

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "You're Married—Psych!—You're Not Married" Edition

Friday, January 17, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Should the NSA be restrained? Will the Supreme Court revisit marriage equality? And is the First Amendment absolute outside abortion clinics?

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On The Media

Why It's Silly to Make Rules About What Your Employees Can Say Online

Friday, December 20, 2013

In September, after the Navy Yard shooting, a journalism professor at Kansas University posted the following tweet:

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The Takeaway

Obama's Economic Address

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama gave his first address, in what will be a series of major speeches centering on the economy. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich translates the president's speech for us, including plans, intended audience, and the future of the sequester. 

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Listen to Lucy

Graduates need a dose of reality

Monday, May 27, 2013

Graduates need a dose of reality

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The Brian Lehrer Show

That Changing Philly Accent

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Do people make fun of you for how you say "water"? You may be from Philly! William Labov, professor of linguistics at University of Pennsylvania, and Josef Fruehwald, PhD candidate, discuss the study they co-authored on how Philadelphians' speech patterns and accents have changed over the past century, titled One Hundred Years of Sound Change in Philadelphia: Linear Incrementation, Reversal, and Reanalysis

 

Years of Sound Change in Philadelphia: Linear Incrementation, Reversal, and 
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Soundcheck

The State of American Music Is ________.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. -- U.S. Constitution

You're the President. The state of American music is ______. 

Before President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, join Soundcheck at 8 p.m. Eastern for a live call-in special about "The State of American Music." We'll talk with hip-hop writer Dream Hampton, indie musician Amanda Palmer, record executive and former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards and author Steve Almond.

And, we ask our listeners to call in and share their thoughts about the state of our nation's music today. 

WNYC News

Join our MLK Project: 'I Still Have A Dream ... '

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What is your dream for a better America? WNYC is honoring Dr. King's dream for a better America by asking you to imagine what dreams King might still have today. And what dream you still have, 50 years after the original "I Have a Dream" speech.

+ Share: Tweet your thoughts using #IStillHaveADream

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Comptroller Liu's State of the City

Monday, January 07, 2013

John Liu, New York City Comptroller, appears on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss his recent State of the City address and new proposals for the coming year.

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On Being

Jean Berko Gleason — Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life [remix]

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Learning to talk, acquiring language, is one of the most remarkable and ordinary things human beings do. A playful conversation with a legend in the field of psycholinguistics, who says it’s as thrilling a frontier as outer space or the deep sea.

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On Being

[Unedited] Jean Berko Gleason with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Learning to talk, acquiring language, is one of the most remarkable and ordinary things human beings do. A playful conversation with a legend in the field of psycholinguistics, who says it’s as thrilling a frontier as outer space or the deep sea.

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Ted Sorensen Writes with Affection and Respect for the Kennedy Clan

Monday, December 31, 2012

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When a "member of the opposition" said that he had read Ted Sorensen's new book, Kennedy, and that he didn't like it very much, Sorenson replied that he was surprised, because "I didn't know you could read." Thus the sharp-tongued attorney and political advisor begins his talk before a 1965 Book and Authors Luncheon.

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The Takeaway

The Art of the Convention Speech

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Historically, candidates have used the publicity afforded by the national conventions as an opportunity to define, or to redefine, their campaign to the American public. The Takeaway takes a look back at notable speeches of conventions past.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Thought We Really Made A Connection Edition

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the legacy of Donna Summer, Robin Gibb and Disco, why Stephen loves The Bachelorette, and the cultural phenomenon of the commencement speech.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch: President Obama Speaks on Government Reform

Friday, January 13, 2012

President Obama is scheduled to give a speech at 11:20 a.m. about shrinking the size of the federal government.

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The Takeaway

What We Can Learn From the Brains of Babies

Friday, September 30, 2011

Scientists have found that babies can become fluent in foreign languages at an extremely fast rate; one that begins to slow down by their first birthday. What is it about the make-up of their brains as newborns that gives them this ability? Could adults train their brains to be more like the brains of babies?

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