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VIDEO: Bike Left on NYC Street for 365 Days -- Guess What Happens

Friday, January 20, 2012

Red Peak Branding agency left this friendly but not flashy bike securely locked to a bike rack on New York City's busy SoHo neigborhood ... for a full year. Well, not quite a full year, because, as you can guess, it didn't last. Here's a day by day time lapse of the slow decay of a noble bike.

The project, called "LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC" was conducted for Hudson Urban Bicycles.

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Features

2011 Year in Review: Best of Soundcheck Live (The Video Edition)

Monday, December 26, 2011

From pop sensations like Foster the People to world music powerhouses like Tinariwen, WNYC's Soundcheck studios have seen some hot live acts in 2011. But there is no need to go paging through YouTube armed with Boolean search terms. We have assembled our Top 10 (make that Top 12!) Soundcheck music videos from the past year, just for you.

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Features

Trimming the Tree with New York Public Radio

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

With highs in the 40s predicted for December 25th in the city, it's not exactly a storybook Christmas. Still, the tradition of buying a tree, schlepping it home through the streets and hoisting it up narrow apartment stairwells is alive and well. Watch this video of a tree-trimming party.

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Features

Matisyahu, Clean-Shaven for the First Time in 10 Years

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jewish rapper Matisyahu shocked fans this week by shaving off his trademark beard. The White Plains artist joined John Schaefer on WNYC's Soundcheck Wednesday to talk about his recent transformation. Watch video of the interview here.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: The Barr Brothers

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Barr Brothers do interesting things with drums, a harp, a harmonium and more to produce a textured, ethereal sound. Watch the group play "Beggar in the Morning" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cellist Yo Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer, and mandolinist Chris Thile got together to make the album The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Learn what a goat radio is and watch the quartet play "Atta Boy" live on Soundcheck here.

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The Takeaway

Anti-Extremist Pop Song Goes Viral in Pakistan

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A satirical music video by the pop rock band Beygairat Brigade which openly mocks the military, nationalist politicians, and religious conservatism in Pakistan has become an internet sensation with more than 400,000 views in a few short weeks. “Aalu Anday,” which means “Potatoes and Eggs,” encourages open thought and a repeal of the country's anti-blasphemy laws. 

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On The Media

Lack of Video on American TV News

Friday, October 28, 2011

Today, it is easier than ever to create and consume video, with billions of computers, TVs, and cell phones providing the world with access to the medium.  This should be good news for television news, but according to veteran TV journalist Dave Marash American TV news is actually using less and less video.  Brooke spoke with Marash about why American TV news is capping its lens.

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Radiolab

We're teaming up with dance company Pilobolus

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pilobolus is a modern dance company of many talents--including sculpting with shadow and bending light into unbelievable images. Their performances are insanely riveting, choreographed puzzles that turn the stage into a playground for the imagination. And they'll be teaming up with us for Radiolab Live: In the Dark! Our first full performances will be in Berkeley, CA on November 3rd and 4th, and we can't wait.

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Features

The Man Who Calls Green-Wood Cemetery Home (No, He's Not Dead.)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ken Taylor, Vice President of Operations for Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, remembers when kids used to push over tombstones for fun. He still puts on extra patrols during Halloween although there are rarely these days any problems. Watch a video of Green-Wood at night here.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: The Bo-Keys

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Old and young, black and white, The Bo-Keys is good old 1960s Memphis soul. Check out a video of the Bo-Keys below playing "Sunset on Beale" off the band's new album Got To Get Back live on Soundcheck.

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Radiolab

A World of Undersea Cutouts

Thursday, October 06, 2011

After hearing about the "Whale Fall" story in our Loops episode, former Radiolab intern Sharon Shattuck rallied the folks at Sweet Fern Productions and made this beautiful video. 
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Radiolab

Becoming a Noun

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ever dreamed about your name living on forever? Robert and Adam Cole put together this wildly charming video about eponyms.

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies Featured in TakePart Video

Friday, September 23, 2011

Check out this beautiful video produced by TakePart about how Radio Rookie Erin Reeg reported on her experiences after 9/11.  It gives a real window into the process of making a Radio Rookies story and how the staff facilitates helping people report and tell their own stories.

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Features

World Leaders Descend on UN Headquarters, Under Construction

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

As world leaders gather this week for the 66th United Nations General Assembly, some may not realize that they're meeting at a massive construction site. WNYC took a behind-the-scenes tour of the headquarters under construction.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: Steve Earle

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If you're looking for the real deal, look no further. Steve Earle's gravely voice, which is equal parts joyful and desolate, infuses his songs with authenticity. Watch a video of Earle performing "This City," which was written for the HBO series "Treme" and also appears on his new album, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: Tinariwen

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tinariwen was born in a refugee camp. The band's members met there more than 30 years ago. Now the band is out with a new acoustic album. That album is called Tassill. Watch a video of a pared down version of Tinariwen playing playing "A Dunya" from the album live in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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Radiolab

Radiolab Reads: Innocent When You Dream

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lately the only song I want to hear is "I Don't Want To Grow Up" by Tom Waits.

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Features

Fans Get Another Week to Watch John Lennon-Yoko Ono Film

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Bed Peace" is a 70-minute documentary about bed-ins for peace Lennon and Ono held in 1969 in Amsterdam and Montreal. Check out the documentary here.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Tom Bissell on Jennifer Hale and the "Mass Effect" trilogy

Monday, August 08, 2011

Tom Bissell on Jennifer Hale and the "Mass Effect" trilogy.

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