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The Takeaway

Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan it’s looking pretty dark. An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state along with parts of Eastern Canada, turning off street lights and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. Joining The Takeaway from Detroit is Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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New Tech City

This 'Glorified Oven Mitt' Stops Radiator Banging

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meet Marshall Cox. He's the founder and CEO of a New York City startup called Radiator Labs that's working to solve your heating woes, dampen the noise your radiator makes and even reduce energy expenditures and pollution.

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WNYC News

Winter Storm Loses Steam, but Still Threatens Coast

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The nor’easter, which prompted voluntary evacuations in some Sandy-damaged communities in New York and New Jersey, could still cause flooding.

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Soundcheck

The Science of Sore Throats

Monday, February 11, 2013

Winter can be tough on your vocal cords. Coughs, colds and sore throats all make using our voices a lot less pleasant – and, if dealt with incorrectly, could lead to bigger problems down the road, like a vocal fold hemorrhage or polyps. (Yuck!)

Dr. Lucian Sulica, Director of Voice Disorders/Laryngology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins us to explain what's actually happening when winter respiratory ailments cause sore throats or laryngitis -- and shares some tips on how to keep our vocal cords healthy in inclement weather. 

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck's Snow Day Songs

Friday, February 08, 2013

What music do you play when the weather outside is frightful? Soundcheck has you covered with a snow day mixtape to get you through the long week of being cooped up.
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Radiolab

The Hypnotic Power of Graph Paper

Friday, December 21, 2012

Look into this paper. You are getting very sleepy...


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New Sounds

Winter Is Coming

Friday, December 21, 2012

From San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band, listen to songs about winter for this New Sounds program.  There's the rare bit of instrumental music from Meredith Monk along with music for cellist Zach Miskin, written by guitarist Bryce Dessner (the National, Clogs), as well as keyboard music from David Borden.  Also, from New York-based Matt McBane and Build, hear "Imagining Winter."  Listen to Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson's take on winter, as well as Japanese pianist/composer/producer Ryuchi Sakamoto's music, "Ice." That, and more.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Which Piece Sounds Like a Winter Wonderland to You?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Friday is the first day of winter and today, we asked you to choose your favorite musical depiction of winter. We played the piece that makes you want to bundle up at noon.

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The Truth

Mirror Lake

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A couple goes in search of childhood memories. Performed by Ed Herbstman, Lauren Ashely Smith, and Louis Kornfeld. Story by Jonathan Mitchell with dialogue improvised by the actors. Produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Gurus of How-To Winterize

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, answer questions and share their advice on how to repair and maintenance. 

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: Finnish Underwater Ice Fishing Mystery Finally Solved

Saturday, November 10, 2012

NPR

I'm going to take you somewhere, but before I do, I should warn you that there's something not quite right about what you'll see. This place I'm going to show you will be astonishingly beautiful. It will be cold. It will be wet. But it will also be a touch -- more than a touch -- mysterious. So watch carefully.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: No-Snow Economics

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's been a particularly mild winter (remember the days of Snow-mageddon?), with temperatures today reaching into the upper 50s. Are you a "man with a plow", do you sell winter hats or organize ski trips? How is the mild winter affecting your bottom line? Give us a call 212.433.WNYC, or post your story here!

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WNYC News

Snow Joke! Ski Resorts Still Struggling With Warm Weather

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mild winter temperatures are putting a damper on the ski season.

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WNYC News

Warm Winter Blues for Some Shops

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Some small business owners say this mild winter is freezing them out of a profit. Hardware stores anticipating a harsh winter like last year stocked up on winter weather items like shovels and sleds — only to have those item sit on the shelf in what has thus far been a mild winter weather.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Winter Storm Batters Northeast, Morning Headlines

Monday, October 31, 2011

Over the weekend a bad winter storm surprised many with an early arrival, dumping inches upon inches of snow on the Northeast, causing power outages for millions, delaying flights and forcing some areas to cancel school and even declare a state of emergency. That and this morning's other top headlines. 

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The Takeaway

Spending the Night at Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When the TV cameras are gone, what is it like to spend the night at Occupy Wall Street? It's been a month since protesters first began to occupy Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New York City. Since then, temperatures have been dropping as the number of protesters in New York and across the globe grows. This leaves many wondering how many protesters will be left when winter hits. Well, we aimed to find out — and to understand better just who was spending the night there and why.

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WNYC News

April Fool's Winter Storm Takes Aim at East Coast

Thursday, March 31, 2011

This is snow joke: An April Fool's storm that will unleash a wintry mix on the Northeast late tonight and into tomorrow, according to the Natinoal Weather Service.

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WNYC News

March Cold Snap Actually Pretty Normal

Monday, March 28, 2011

It may feel like spring is off to a pretty cold start. But the National Weather service said cooler temperatures — and even some snow this time of year — aren't that unusual.

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The Takeaway

Winter Storms Slam Midwest

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

A massive winter storm slammed huge swaths of the country this week with snow and freezing rain. And the worst may be yet to come.  Central and northern Midwest can expert up to 15 to 20 inches of snow. Up to two-feet of snow — a record — could land in Chicago. Stephen Fybish, a weather historian, says he predicted this would be a rough winter back in 2003.

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WNYC News

On Site | An Inside Look at One World Trade Center

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

THIS WEEK: Frigid temperatures settled over the city but work at One World Trade Center steamed on. Workers, stuffing hand warmers into their gloves and boots, said the frigid temperatures somewhat slowed down progress but more than 52 floors have been completed and steel is up to the 56th floor.

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