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I’m Always on the Floor and Working

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The perfect age for women.

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On The Media

Episode 5: Marking Their Territory

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Brooke discusses the fifth episode of House of Cards with Fred Kaplan and Patti Solis-Doyle.
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On The Media

Cancer and Comedy: Strange Bedfellows?

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the 1990s, Julia Sweeney was a comedian known for her SNL character, Pat. Then her brother got cancer. She discusses performing cancer, and why cancer is inherently hilarious.

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On The Media

The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me. 

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Hype and Hope: The #SaveJosh Story

Friday, April 03, 2015

In 2014, a family launched a media campaign to pressure a drug company to provide a life-saving medicine for their son. We hear how they eventually got the drug.

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On The Media

Cancer Meets its Match

Friday, April 03, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses the convergence of cancer, media, and celebrity.

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On The Media

Cancer in the Movies

Friday, April 03, 2015

Brooke explores Hollywood depictions of cancer and examines how film reflects as well as distorts our perceptions of the disease.  

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The Takeaway

Send Us Your Ballpark Memories!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Next week, the 2015 baseball season will officially kick off. To celebrate America's pastime, we'll be talking to some unsung baseball heroes, but we also want to hear from you.

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On The Media

Podcast Extra: Jon Ronson and Public Shaming

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Brooke talks with Jon Ronson about his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. 
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On The Media

Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Brooke discusses the sixth episode of House of Cards with Nina Khrushcheva and Dan Savage.
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WNYC News

Listen to the Chaos Behind the Albany Budget Negotiations

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Things got heated as frustrated legislators debated "the worst budget I've ever seen."

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The Takeaway

Hillary Declares 2016 Run, Files For Divorce

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Records filed in Westchester County, New York appear to reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has both filed paperwork for a 2016 presidential run, and filed for divorce.

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On The Media

Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of the season with two veteran political reporters.
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New Tech City

Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.

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On The Media

Episode 5: Marking Their Territory

Monday, March 30, 2015

Brooke discusses the fifth episode of House of Cards with Fred Kaplan and Patti Solis-Doyle.
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Studio 360

Noah Baumbach Explains Why HBO Dropped "The Corrections"

Friday, March 27, 2015

The director Noah Baumbach explains why his adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" for HBO fell through, and why he may just not be cut out for TV.
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On The Media

Perception vs. Reality

Friday, March 27, 2015

The latest cancer cures, fundraising campaigns, and miraculous survival stories are ubiquitous in the news— but cancer coverage rarely reflects real-world cancer incidence rates. 

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On The Media

What Makes a Great Disease Story?

Friday, March 27, 2015

A rare muscle cancer made David Grover sick—and famous—when he was just a kid. But then the media moved on. 

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On The Media

Speaking in Tongues

Friday, March 27, 2015

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be like entering a foreign land where you don't speak the language. 

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On The Media

The Cancer Show: Part I

Friday, March 27, 2015

A deep dive into cancer: in the media, in language, and in our mind's eye.