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Mary Oliver — Listening to the World

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Howard Kremer Is a One-Joke Comedian, and Proud of It

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Most comedians have many memorable bits, but Howard Kremer has just one: “Have a Summah.” Good thing he has managed to build a comedy empire out of it. 
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Cookie Monster, Kate McKinnon, Jens Lekman, and a cameradog won the Internet this week. 
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The Takeaway

Why the Summer of 2014 Was Great

Friday, August 29, 2014

Three supermoons. A girl dominated the Little League World Series. It wasn't hot and gross. As the summer sun sets this Labor Day Weekend, let's remember how good we've had it. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Taking the Temperature of Summer Businesses

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Listeners report how this relatively cold summer has affected their summer businesses.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: “Rude” by Magic! Is the Worst Best Song of the Summer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

“Rude” by Magic! is America's #1 song — it's also America's most hated song. Critic Jia Tolentino explains the fine line between good, credible pop and the incredibly bad stuff.
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WNYC News

August in the City Has Its Upside

Friday, August 22, 2014

Best thing about New York in the summer? It's not Shakespeare in the Park or Summer Stage. It's the little perks that only New Yorkers can appreciate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Left On Your Summer Bucket List?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Biking. Hiking. Swimming. Gardening. Governors Island! You've got about a month left before summer officially ends and sweater season begins.

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WNYC News

Downward Dining Dogs

Sunday, August 10, 2014

During the dog days of summer, dine with your dog.

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Studio 360

Poetry Challenge: Magdalena from New Mexico

Friday, August 08, 2014

In our latest listener challenge, we’re calling for high school writers to send us their poems about summer — that season of long walks, hot sun, and frosty desserts. We talk with one of the young authors who entered excellent work.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — infographic violence, a moth's big moment, the real Uncle Sam, This day in TRL, and Lorde's "Royals" takes a rural victory lap.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is It Just Me or Is It Freezing in Here?

Monday, August 04, 2014

Why is your office is so cold in the summer? We explain, and tell you what you can do about it.

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The Takeaway

Looking For the Song of The Summer of 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Last summer’s anthem was unquestionably Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Yet, midway through the hottest months of 2014, there’s still no clear front-runner for the song of the summer. Is there an anthem for the summer of 2014?

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Studio 360

Extra Credit Poetry Challenge: Zofia from Massachusetts

Friday, August 01, 2014

It’s summer, and something about long, languid days calls out for poetry. Our latest listener challenge is for high school poets, and the results have been varied and lovely. This week, we talked with one of the entrants.

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Studio 360

Featured Poem: "Let's"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Studio 360 is challenging young writers to create poems on the theme of summer. Featured today: "Let's" by Samantha, 17, from Virginia.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gallery: Capturing Heat on Camera

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

James Estrin, photographer and editor of The New York Times "Lens" blog, talks about capturing heat on camera and the challenges of news photography in sweltering conditions. Plus: Some of Estrin's favorite heat photos.

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Studio 360

Featured Poem: "Hazy Summer Days"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Studio 360 is challenging young writers to create poems on the theme of summer. Featured today: "Hazy Summer Days" by Amy, 15, from Maryland.

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Life of the Law

Two Sides of a River

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sometimes what’s considered as socially acceptable behavior can also be technically unlawful. Reporter Jason Albert follows one city as it grapples with how to enforce laws in a public park without unnecessarily restricting public use.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hot Days and Heated Issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We've been pretty lucky this summer — there haven't been many dog days — but we can't expect that to last. Today, a discussion about heat: What it does to our body and brain, how climate change will affect our society and day-to-day life, how artists visually interpret heat, and your anecdotes about growing up in hot cultures. Plus: New York City's response to immigration in the face of inaction by Congress, and a discussion about responses — immediately from first responders, and afterwards from community leaders — after the death of Eric Garner.