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The Takeaway

Your 2015 Travel Guide to Cuba

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today the White House will officially ease travel restrictions to Cuba. If the island nation is making your travel list this year, we're here to help show you the other side of paradise.

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The Takeaway

Forget The Land of Misfit Toys, This Is The Land of Lost Luggage

Monday, December 22, 2014

Where does forgotten luggage go? To the one and only Unclaimed Baggage Center. The store gets 7,000 new items from planes, trains, and buses around the country for resale each day.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Internet's best TV show is sort of about pot. Don't check your email on vacation. An app can't give you great abs. These are a few of the week's most popular stories in one playlist.

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Money Talking

Clicking Your Way Through the Grocery Aisle

Friday, December 05, 2014

Lugging groceries around New York is tough. The weather's bad. The bags break. It's a grind. Fresh Direct pioneered home delivery, and now Amazon and Google want a piece of the action.

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Money Talking

Keeping Those Good Vacation Vibes, the Answer Isn't in Your Inbox

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Too many vacations end in a tidal wave of anxiety once you're back at work. Trying to catch up, paging through your inbox it's enough to stop vacationing altogether. Yeah right! 

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Listen to Lucy

Branson's big holiday offer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Branson's big holiday offer

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The Takeaway

Take a Real Vacation

Friday, August 15, 2014

Science says your brain needs it.

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Schoolbook

Chancellor, Like Her Boss, Heading to Europe for Vacation

Friday, July 11, 2014

The city's top education official is heading to Spain for vacation next week. And the mayor will be just across the sea in Italy. Their spokespeople said their deputies will be fully in charge during their summer breaks.

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BackStory

Frederick Douglass and July 4th

Saturday, July 05, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Best Travel Photo That's Sitting on Your Cell Phone

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Travel slideshows don't have to be boring. As the Brian Lehrer Show gets ready for Wednesday's special on all things travel, we're collecting the best travel photos sitting on your cell phone. Find out how to submit, and see some of our favorites so far.

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Features

Staycation! WNYC's July 4th Guide to Exploring Your City

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Even if you're stuck in the city for the holiday, you can still have an memorable weekend. Here’s your schedule for three days of delicious food, fun activities, and adventurous exploring - all on a budget.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Take Us On Your Trip

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

If you're traveling this week, give us a call and take us on your trip! Wherever you are in the world, we want to hear from you.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Modern-Day Pilgrimage

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Sometimes a trip is more than that. Cheryl Strayed, who wrote about her epic hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in "Wild", talks about travel as pilgrimage and takes your calls. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Importing and Exporting from Your Vacation

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

You know the feeling -- you go somewhere new and you discover that something is done differently there and you think: "we should import that, that's a great idea". So what would you adopt here? The Paris-Plages (temporary beaches) right here on the East River? Wifi on long-distance buses? Cable cars like in San Francisco? A giant ferris wheel like the London Eye? What would you import, and what would you export?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill de Blasio; Bill Thompson; Debate Over Syria; Libraries; Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

It's less than a week until the New York primary. Democratic mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio will take your questions. Plus: the latest on the debate in Congress over whether the U.S. military should strike Syria; the finalists in the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards; the global rise of anti-Semitism; and your calls on what you'd import to and export from NYC.

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Open Phones: What Should Brian Read and Listen to on Vacation?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's a summertime tradition: Brian leaves for vacation this afternoon -- what recent book should he read while he's out? We'll also take suggestions for music to listen to, and play some of the suggestions that have already come in. Post your picks below -- remember, recent books and music only.

→ UPDATE: Thanks for the great music suggestions -- listen to the playlist below!

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

All Ears Vacation

Saturday, June 15, 2013

There’'s something titillating about travel.  Whether it’s the sprawling landscape of the American Southwest or the beignets made in the French Quarter, getting away from the city for the summer is a unwritten tradition for New Yorkers.  On this episode, host Terrance McKnight tours the globe through music.  It'’s an exploration of composers capturing particular musical traditions found in cities and countries around the world.  The program concludes with music by an New York City musical icon.

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Soundcheck

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell; Rock 'n' Roll Travel

Thursday, March 07, 2013

In this episode: Alt-country legend Emmylou Harris and veteran songwriter Rodney Crowell recently teamed up for a new album called Old Yellow Moon. They perform a special session recorded in The Greene Space.

Plus: Got some vacation days stockpiled? How about a rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage? Robert Reid, U.S. Editor for Lonely Planet, suggests some musical destinations.  

And: John Schaefer talks about a recent musical journey that he took -- all while sitting at his desk.

    The Takeaway

    Why Working Less Leads to Getting More Done

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    More than a third of American workers regularly eat lunch at their desks, and more than half plan on doing work while they're on vacation. But Tony Schwartz, author of "Be Excellent at Anything" says we're doing it all wrong — and that the trick to getting more out of work is to do less.

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    Soundcheck

    Meet the Schaefer Reaction Simulator

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    While the host is away, the producers will play. Senior producer Joel Meyer and associate producer Katie Bishop introduce the world to the Soundcheck 5000 - a highly intelligent public radio robot (who can also be found on Twitter: @soundcheck5000). 

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