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160- Perfect Security

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The pursuit of lock picking is as old as the lock, which is itself as old as civilization. - But in the entire history of the world, there was only one brief moment, lasting about 70 years, where you could put something under lock and key—a chest,

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Hammered!

Runs in the Family

Monday, March 17, 2014

Family ties resemble teacher-student relations in weird ways. A student's music might "resemble" a teacher's style, or sometimes try very hard to disassociate itself. This week on Hammered! we sort through the branches of four different musical family trees.

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On Being

Sherwin Nuland — The Biology of the Spirit [remix]

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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On Being

[Unedited] Sherwin Nuland with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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Hammered!

Runs in the Family

Monday, April 29, 2013

Family ties resemble teacher-student relations in weird ways. A student's music might "resemble" a teacher's style, or sometimes try very hard to disassociate itself. This week on Hammered! we sort through the branches of four different musical family trees.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Oil and Extremism: The Prescient Caution of Justice William O. Douglas

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WNYC

"We are heading up to one of the greatest crises, I think, in modern history." This prediction about oil and the Middle East was made in 1951 by none other than Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas at a Books and Authors Luncheon.

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WNYC News

Yale President Stepping Down at End of School Year

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yale University President Richard C. Levin announced Thursday he is stepping down at the end of the academic year, after 20 years as the head of the Ivy League school.

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Hammered!

Family Trees

Monday, May 07, 2012

Did you know that Stephen Sondheim was a pupil of Milton Babbitt? Or that Cage studied with Schoenberg? This week we tease out the often unexpected musical relationships between some of the last century's greatest pedagogues and their students.

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Soundcheck

The State of the Artist

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Recently, songwriters David Byrne and James Murphy (formerly of LCD Sound System) headed up to Yale to talk about the evolving role of the artist in the digital age. John Schaefer moderated the discussion, and we’ll hear excerpts that attempt to explain the songwriting process and how being a musician no longer means just being a musician. You can download our full podcast from the event here.

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Studio 360

Richard Powers, A Cappella, Squier

Friday, October 23, 2009

An oil painter is the $250,000 winner of ArtPrize. A cappella gets its due: the Yale Whiffenpoofs celebrate their centennial and Sonos, the harmonizing indie group, performs live in the studio. And in the only radio interview he's doing for his new book, "Generosity: An Enhancement," the novelist Richard Powers finds his muse in genetic engineering.

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Studio 360

Yalies Unplugged

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Seniority rules at Yale, but not entirely.  The Whiffenpoofs are the century-old men's a cappella ensemble, limited to 14 vocalists from each year's senior class – you’ll hear them on this week's show.  But there’s a noteworthy junior who’s hot on their heels.

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The Takeaway

Suspect Arrested in Yale Murder

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A suspect has been arrested in the murder of Yale pharmacology graduate student Annie Le. Raymond Clark, who the police called a "person of interest" in the investigation earlier in the week, was taken into custody after DNA evidence linked him to the killing of Le. Clark was a lab technician in the building where Le worked and where her body was found on Sunday. According to police, a digital trail of swipe card access records led them to suspect Clark, who was then found with scratch marks on his body, police say. He is being held on a $3 million bond. Le was to be married the day her body was found. The Yale community has been deeply shaken by the crime. Thomas Kaplan, the editor of the Yale Daily News, gives us his reaction.

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The Takeaway

Found Body Believed to be Missing Yale Student

Monday, September 14, 2009

Authorities found what they believe to be the body of 24-year-old Yale student Annie Le, in an ongoing investigation of her disappearance. Ms. Le, a pharmacology student, went missing on Tuesday and was last seen in the research lab where she worked.

Here to tell us more about the details, and how Yale students are reacting as they head to class this morning, we talk to Thomas Kaplan, editor of the Yale Daily News.

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On Being

Sherwin Nuland — The Biology of the Spirit (Encore).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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On Being

[Unedited] Sherwin Nuland With Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

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