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  • The Lives That Make Up Rikers Island

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    An in-depth look at life at Rikers Island through the eyes of the people who live and work there.

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  • Britons Mark The 10th Anniversary Of London Transit Attacks

    It was July 7, 2005 that four British men inspired by al-Qaida blew themselves up on three London subway trains and a bus.

  • The New Tappan Zee Bridge Isn't as Innocent as It Looks

    A book about the new bridge across the Hudson argues that Gov. Cuomo twisted the truth ... but at least he's getting the job done.

  • Solar Power Capacity in New York Grows by 300 percent

    More people are putting panels on their roofs, and reaping the benefits.

  • For Profit Schools Respond to New Rules from Feds

    The Obama Administration's new rules target for profit colleges whose students are burdened with too much debt.

  • The West Side of Prospect Park Is Now Car-Free (Sorry East Side)

    Now that cars are out, park-goers are looking for the city to crack down on a new bogeyman: cyclists.

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  • Tuesday Music Round Up For July 7: Greek Pop, African Guitar, And More


    This week's Tuesday Music Round Up covers ground from Greece to Atlanta with a sprinkling of post-rock.

  • Alec Baldwin Dives to the Gulf Floor with Antonia Juhasz

    Here's The Thing

    Journalist Antonia Juhasz details the ongoing environmental disaster of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Being 12: How the Views of Young Teens Changed

    Questions about race and policing reverberated through New York City classrooms all year. Hear what some local 12-year-olds are thinking almost one year after the death of Eric Garner. 

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  • Road Trip with WNYC

    A show that samples WNYC’s best podcasts, curated to fit all your travel needs.

Tech and Media

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Music for your day

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  • Girlpool, In Studio


    Hear the uncompromising punk of Girlpool live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Following Langston Hughes's Musical Treasure Map, 'Ask Your Mama'

    How appropriate that the release date of Laura Karpman's new record should arrive right around the birthday of the U.S.: a setting of Langston Hughes's cycle of poems "Ask Your Mama."

  • Rachel Grimes, In Studio


    Hear Rachel Grimes perform songs from new album, 'The Clearing.'

  • Great Lake Swimmers, In Studio


    Listen to the Toronto band spin their lush and poignant folk in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • A Little Sympathy For Allen Klein


    The devil of rock history gets a second chance by music business writer, Fred Goodman. 

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