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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. 

All Things Considered

'Kiss Everybody': Voice Mails Live On After Parents Are Gone

Monday, May 25, 2015

Writer Charles Ornstein's parents endure in many forms, he says. Most of those, he doesn't carry in his pocket. But the voice mails — those unscripted moments of everyday life — he does.

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All Things Considered

In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

Monday, May 25, 2015

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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Morning Edition

For Aspiring Artists, Social Media Can Get Fans Too Close For Comfort

Monday, May 25, 2015

The power of social media is that aspiring artists can essentially invite fans into their living rooms, but fans can sometimes overstay their welcome.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Digital Breadcrumbs, Moon Trash, Building a Better Future in Africa

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day from The Takeaway! We're bringing you an hour chock-full of interesting stories to help you make the most of your holiday weekend.

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The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

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On The Media

The Right to Repair Our Things

Friday, May 22, 2015

Because of copyright laws and the rise of the Internet of Things, farmers break the law if they tinker with the software inside their tractors. That is, unless a new bill helps them.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 22, 2015

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

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TED Radio Hour

How Could Technology Change The Way We Evolve?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?

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Morning Edition

Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace

Friday, May 22, 2015

There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They're working from home doing tiny tasks computers can't quite do.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ireland Votes, Santa Barbara Cleans Up, and a Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Takeaway looks at Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage, we explore the oil spill in California, and we've got tips on perfecting your Memorial Day picnic.

#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?

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The Takeaway

To Explore the Final Frontier, Corporations Want Complete Immunity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The House of Representatives passed the SPACE Act today. Advocates say the bill gives corporate space exploration companies immunity from liability in the event of crashes or accidents.

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The Takeaway

First Batch of Clinton Emails Released

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The emails appear to contain "sensitive" but not classified information, and are largely from around the time of the attacks in Benghazi.

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Muddled Messages In America's Past

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.

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The Takeaway

Risky Stem Cell Clinics Take Root in U.S.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patients looking for a cure for disease or a quick-fix for cosmetic issues are frequently turning to the procedures offered at stem cell clinics cropping up across the country.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Charity Fraud, Water in Crisis, and the Power of Pencils

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a massive cancer charity fraud, we dig into water issues facing the Colorado River, and we hear about a new art exhibit on pencils.

The Takeaway

#GirlsWithToys: Proving Science Isn't Just For Guys

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

After an astronomer said many scientists were just "boys with toys," women in STEM took to Twitter to show that it's not just boys who get to have all the fun.

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The Takeaway

Texas Bans Fracking Bans

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Texas, the biggest producer of oil and gas in the United States, has passed a law that bars local communities from banning fracking in their area.

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Debate: Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Are we smarter now that technology has put a lot more than a slide rule into our pockets? Experts take sides on the impact of technology in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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The Takeaway

The Patriot Act's Uncertain Future

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Section 215 of the Patriot Act gives the federal government authority to collect American phone records in bulk. Just a few days before it expires, the Senate might finally change it.

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