°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

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  • Gitmo Detainees, Coming to a Town Near You?

    The Takeaway

    Officials are on the lookout for a place to put detainees from Guantánamo Bay. Some lawmakers are taking a stand, insisting that Gitmo prisoners are not welcome in their home states.

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  • French Investigators Confirm Wing Fragment Came From Flight MH370

    French authorities say they know "with certitude" that a piece of debris found in July is from the Malaysia Airlines plane. The reason why the Boeing 777 disappeared remains a mystery.

  • The Bitter Advertising of the Iran Nuclear Deal

    On The Media

    With Congress voting this month on the Iran nuclear agreement, ads from opponents and supporters of the deal are filling the airwaves. Hear a fact-check of the rhetoric and messaging.


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  • One Man Rode the Longest Known Subway Route. Here's How It Went.

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    When Jody Avirgan found out about what may be the longest subway trip without riding the same segment twice, he decided to give the nearly 14-hour journey a shot.

  • A Really Serious Investigation into Why We Watch Cats Do Dumb Stuff

    Admit it. You waste hours watching cats on the web. But why? A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image seeks to find out.

  • Black Lives That Mattered

    The documentary “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” probes the rise and fall of a polarizing movement.

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  • Alice Cooper Will Not Stop Dying

    Studio 360

    When Alice Cooper burst onto the scene, he was denounced as Satanic and a bad influence. But one of his biggest fans, Groucho Marx, understood that “Coop” was rehabilitating vaudeville.

Tech and Media

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  • New Cellphone Surveillance Safeguards Imposed On Federal Law Enforcement

    Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.

  • When Your Conspiracy Theory Is True

    Note to Self

    The government actually WAS sending beams through the walls of Daniel Rigmaiden's apartment, and his attempt to figure out how changed how we understand surveillance.

  • The Hidden Brain Podcast: A Behind the Scenes Preview

    Listen to a preview of the Hidden Brain podcast from NPR's Shankar Vedantam! The show will use science and storytelling to reveal life's unseen patterns, and what's inside your hidden brain.

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  • In A New Band Of Old Friends, Dan Auerbach Finds A Few Surprises

    All Things Considered

    The Black Keys guitarist and sought-after producer discusses his new album with his band The Arcs. Titled Yours, Dreamily, it finds Auerbach working with some of his favorite past collaborators.

  • Lou Barlow: Bracing For Change


    Hear the lo-fi hero and veteran of Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh perform songs from his latest solo album. 

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Remixing Racist Film; Mike Krol Cleans the Streets


    This week John gives us a few clues from Phillip Glass, Air Waves, and DJ Spooky as to where his vacation spot is. 

  • Evan Caminiti, In Studio


    Hear Evan Caminiti's pulsating synths live in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • Forró In The Dark, In Studio


    The New York based Brazilian ex-pats perform songs from their new album 'Forro Zinho' live in the studio.

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