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New Tech City

Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Secret Stories Behind Our Everyday Passwords

Monday, November 24, 2014

Passwords are a hated but necessary part of modern life, but they can be extremely personal. Ian Urbina looks at the secret stories behind passwords we use every day.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Swimmers, a Soprano, Secret Lives

Monday, November 24, 2014

Olympic swimmers Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce. Aasif Mandvi. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek on “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at the Metropolitan Opera. The secret lives of passwords.

Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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Specials

Innovation Hub: The Whole Tradition Show

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Leading up to this Thanksgiving holiday, Innovation Hub wonders: do traditions still serve a purpose, or should they be overhauled?

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Terrible Video Game, Great Fundraiser: Meet Desert Bus For Hope

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Desert Bus, a parody game invented by magicians Penn and Teller, consists of driving a bus on a featureless road for hours. A comedy troupe in Canada has turned that monotony into money for charity.

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Tech Week: Uber Under Fire, The Vision Behind Google's Lollipop

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Uber's CEO apologizes after a senior executive suggested the company would dig up dirt on journalists critical of the booming ride-sharing firm. And we give the new Android OS a close look.

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On The Media

A Conversation with George Takei

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob speaks to Star Trek icon turned multimedia phenomenon George Takei.

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On The Media

The Mysterious Rehana

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with Emergent's Craig Silverman about 'Rehana' - a mysterious Kurdish volunteer fighter who became the propaganda object of both ISIS and its enemies. 

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All Things Considered

Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, November 21, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Still Reeling From Supreme Court Ruling, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

Friday, November 21, 2014

The streaming company's founder said fallout from the court's decision in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

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Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Newly published research finds that common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of force on the cervical spine.

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All Things Considered

The CIA Wants To Delete Old Email; Critics Say 'Not So Fast'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agency. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents. The example they cite: Edward Snowden.

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Science Friday

Meet The Brain Scoop’s Emily Graslie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

YouTube science star Emily Graslie takes viewers behind the scenes of natural history museums with “The Brain Scoop.”

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Science Friday

Food Failures: The Science of Sides

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Find out how to avoid Turkey Day trip-ups in the latest episode of our “Food Failures” series.

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Science Friday

Would You Trust a Robot to Schedule Your Life?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Given access to your Google calendar, a personal assistant named Amy will happily schedule all your appointments. The catch? She's a machine—a digital personal assistant.

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Science Friday

‘Hot’ for Turkey

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Female wild turkeys parse the courtship performances of males to determine their genetic potential.

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Science Friday

Ghosts of Early Language May Linger in the Brain

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chinese adoptees living in Canada, who now speak only French, still process Chinese sounds as native speakers do, even if they have no conscious recall of word meaning.

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Science Friday

Into the Wormhole: The Science of 'Interstellar'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It’s a sci-fi epic set among black holes, wormholes, and tesseracts. But director Christopher Nolan and physicist Kip Thorne say Interstellar doesn’t break the laws of physics.

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How Well Do Your Apps Protect Your Privacy?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The website PrivacyGrade rates Android apps based on the personal information they collect from you. It's another reminder that your data are constantly on the move, whether you know it or not.

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