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  • Can Business Owners Handle Paying $13 an Hour?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    After Mayor de Blasio pleaded with business owners yesterday to voluntarily pay employees $13/hour, we heard from local business owners about whether they could make that happen.

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  • More Valuable Than The New York Times

    Money Talking

    Vox Media, BuzzFeed and Vice Media have investors all aflutter. Is this the future of media, or a bubble that might burst?

  • A Kernel of Truth Behind the Myth of Atlantis

    The Takeaway

    There really was a maritime city that Plato used to base his story of Atlantis, and there's a good chance a tsunami washed through it. But why are so many people still searching?



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  • U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February

     The strong report beat economists' expectations. But there is one troubling trend: wage growth remains sluggish.

  • NYC's Last Classical Sheet Music Shop Closes Its Doors

    Frank Music Company, on the 10th floor of a Midtown office building, has an antiquated feel—but its economic problems are grounded firmly in the present. 

  • Taxpayer Subsidy Allows Time Inc. To Slash Jobs

    A $7 million state grant kept the publisher of Time and Sports Illustrated from moving to New Jersey. But Time can still cut nearly a third of its workforce.

  • Cardinal Edward Egan, Former Archbishop of NY, Dead at 82

    The former Archbishop died in a New York hospital of cardiac arrest.

  • Four Dangerous NYC Streets Could Get $250 Million Safety Upgrade

    The de Blasio administration plans to give a handful of the city's most hazardous roadways the Vision Zero treatment.

Arts and Culture

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  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Fifty Shades of Hutt, a "Total Eclipse of the Heart" explainer, and classical music's chest-baring heartthrob win the internet this week.

  • Björk at MoMA: 'Abominable'

    For WNYC's art critic Deborah Solomon, the museum's mid-career retrospective of the pop-artist is too much about the worship of a celebrity, and not enough about art.

  • John Ridley’s “American Crime” Breaks the Mold of Crime Shows

    Studio 360

    Ridley won an Oscar for writing “12 Years a Slave.” Now he’s back with a new series that takes a hard look at race and justice in the present.

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  • Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

    Morning Edition

    Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.

Tech and Media

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  • NASA Probe Reaches Orbit Around Dwarf Planet

    Morning Edition

    NASA's Dawn mission has reached its destination and is orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres. It's the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.

  • There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

    New Tech City

    Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

  • When Government Agencies Friend Tech Companies

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Journalist Robert Scheer discusses how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives, and offers a defense of privacy and democracy.

Music for your day

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  • Watch Torres Perform On Soundcheck


    The powerful singer-songwriter previews songs from her new record, Sprinter live in the Greene Space.

  • Kim Gordon: Redefining The 'Girl In A Band'


    In her new tell-all memoir, the Sonic Youth co-founder reflects on her career in music and art, and her life after the end of her marriage and the band.

  • Why it Took 20 Years to Write Modest Mouse's New Single

    Studio 360

    Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock was inspired to write "The Best Room" when he experienced a UFO sighting 20 years ago.

  • Watch: Dan Deacon, In The Studio


    Watch the endlessly exuberant electronic musician perform songs from his latest album, Gliss Riffer, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Guster, Live In The Greene Space


    The band Guster is back with a denser, dancier version of their iconic 90s sound.

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