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The Cruellest Month?

Friday, May 01, 2015

April is the cruellest month. At least it can be. If you are depressed or heartbroken, there is nothing worse than the thaw and the blossoms and the girls in short dresses and the lovers on park benches licking melting ice cream off each other’s faces ...

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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: Parties, Plans, and Police

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A son plans the party of a lifetime for his mother, a cancer patient seeks out the men who have shaped his identity, and a little boy visits his Lieutenant father at the police station.

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This American Life

#555: The Incredible Rarity of Changing Your Mind

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It’s rare for people to change what they believe, and if they do it, it’s usually a long process. This week, stories of those very infrequent instances where people’s opinions flip on fundamental things that they believe. Why does it happen in these parti

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The Truth

Tape Delay

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The recording doesn't lie. Performed by Ed Herbstman and Tami Sagher, with Libby George and Christian Paluck. It was produced by Jonathan Mitchell, and written by Jonathan Mitchell, Ed Herbstman, and Melanie Hoopes. This story originally aired on This...

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WNYC News

NYC Prosecutor Poised To Become U.S. Attorney General

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WNYC
Loretta Lynch has been the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for seven years under two Democratic presidents.

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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: Farms, Fish Banks, and an Iron Roof

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

All of the storytellers in this hour are New Voices Fellows from the Aspen Institute. A leading advocate for food security must reassess her own relationship to food, a young man dreams of an iron roof for his family,

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This American Life

#525: Call For Help

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble. They need help. Figuring out how to get it, that's another problem.

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Strangers

Adrian’s Race

Friday, April 17, 2015

Adrian is 25 and losing his eyesight. He's in a race against time. He’s also in a battle between humility and pride. When is it stubborn, perhaps even foolhardy, not to make concessions to one’s disability? When is it the only way out?

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A Wigwam in Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Boerum Hill was once nicknamed Little Caughnawaga for the Mohawk community that lived there as they braved great heights constructing the Empire State Building and more.
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The Moth Radio Hour

Ijeoma Oluo & April Salazar: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ijeoma Oluo's mother teaches her how to turn bad situations into adventures and April Salazar goes to a pro-choice rally with her stepfather.

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This American Life

#554: Not It!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stories of people, cities, and commonwealths touching their noses and proclaiming "not it!" Including the story of how one city used a rocking chair to take retribution against a late night TV show host, and an island that takes people it doesn't want to

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WNYC News

Hockey Hub Bids Fans Adieu

Friday, April 10, 2015

As the NY Islanders decamp from the Nassau Coliseum to The Barclays Center, a deeply felt fan culture is about to fade away.

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The Truth

Can You Help Me Find My Mom?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her? Performed by Bee Herbstman, Melanie Hoopes, Ed Herbstman, Evan Sudarsky Abadi, Gregory C. Jones, and Blanche Ames. Written by Diana McCorry, Produced by  Jonathan Mitchell....

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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Ravioli, and The Monk

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Christian McBride, a jazz bassist, is put to the test by his idol, Freddie Hubbard; writer Adam Gopnik details his daughter’s cosmopolitan imaginary friend; and a down and out comic considers ending it all until the universe sends him an unlikely sign.

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This American Life

#553: Stuck In The Middle (2015)

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Jan Brady is not the only one who hated being in the middle. This week we have stories about how it sucks to be in limbo or be the mediator, but we also hear from a man who absolutely loves being in that uncertain and boring middle most of us dread &mdash

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The Jonathan Channel

The Debate About Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This April would be been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. To celebrate, we're telling the story of her life - beginning with her early years in Baltimore. Jonathan Schwartz narrates.

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The Moth Radio Hour

Molly Cameron & Stevie Long: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Molly Cameron tries to re-create a spontaneous moment for an album cover and a Stevie Long finds the nerve to sit down and have a difficult conversation with her father.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Signature Ethics Plan Isn't Exciting Anyone

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
The new state budget will require legislators with outside jobs to report all sources of income over $1,000, but AG Eric Schniederman says lawmakers shouldn't have any outside work.

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This American Life

#552: Need To Know Basis

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Even when you're not trying to get one over on someone, it can be useful to keep the truth to yourself. Or conversely, to not know why people are lying to your face all the time. This week we'll tell you the whole truth about not telling the whole truth.

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WNYC News

Eight Months and $100,000 Later, the Reality of Cancer Treatment Hits Hard

Friday, March 27, 2015

There’s one side effect of cancer treatment that's financial, not physical.

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