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  • Hope for a Breakthrough in the Middle East

    The Takeaway

    Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict. 

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  • The 19 Truest Tweets About Life in New York City

    From the summertime scents of garbage to the proper way to be a pedestrian, these tweets are so true they hurt.

  • More Than Half of Citi Bike's Early Members Did Not Renew

    A WNYC analysis of Citi Bike data suggests that almost 30,000 of the system’s first users haven't renewed. So what's the problem?

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  • Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

    Morning Edition

    There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

  • Confronting a Body Changed By Cancer

    The Takeaway

    What do you see when cancer becomes a mirror for a lifetime of self-examination, self-scrutiny and self-reflection? We check in with the three women profiled in The Takeaway’s “Under Her Skin” series.   All three reflect on how the disease has changed their body-image.  

  • 'Surge Docket' Would Increase Deportations, Advocates Say

    Immigration advocates are wary of a new Justice Department plan to speed up the processing of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America.

  • Gathering at City Hall to Discuss a Troubled Relationship

    Mayor Bill de Blasio sat between police commissioner Bill Bratton and the Reverend Al Sharpton at the meeting that de Blasio convened on police-community relations, but he also appeared to act as a buffer between the two men. Elected officials and other clergy members gathered at City Hall on Thursday for the nearly two-hour discussion, following the death of Eric Garner in police custody two weeks ago. Everyone agreed that relationships between the NYPD and communities of color could be better, but disagreed on the best way to achieve that.

    Bratton restated that the key to reforming the department is re-training. "Routine training every year…has not been done, evidently for decades in this department," declared Bratton. 

    Sharpton conceded that training was part of the equation but that immediate accountability for officers who break the rules is essential. "The best way to make police stop using illegal chokeholds is to ‘perp walk’ one of them that did," said Sharpton. He also criticized broken-windows style policing, saying that for too long the department had focused on low level crimes and that black and Latino New Yorkers were disproportionately affected.

    “If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold,” Sharpton said, name-checking the mayor’s mixed-race son. "And we've got to deal with that reality."

    Sharpton and other clergy members agreed that Garner's death, and the promise to help the city heal from it, would be a test for the mayor and his administration. “The work of reform takes real intensity, real effort—and some patience…the kind of patience that says we have to get it right, said de Blasio.

    The cause of Garner’s death is still under investigation.

  • Tea Partiers & Republicans Clash on Border Bill

    The Takeaway

    In yet another clash between the Republican leadership in the House and Tea Party representatives, a spending measure aimed at addressing the crisis along the southern border may be in turmoil. 

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  • Paul and Mike Myers: Oh, Brothers

    Soundcheck

    Actor and comedian Mike Myers and his musician brother Paul Myers host a very special episode of Soundcheck! The duo spins tracks inspired by their childhood in Canada (with Liverpudlian parents), Austin Powers and Wayne's World, their mutual love of Monty Python, and Paul's awkward encounter with Linda McCartney on the set of SNL. Plus, Mike and Paul discuss their most recent documentary and album projects – and do their best Quincy Jones impressions.

  • A Decade-by-Decade Guide To Your Favorite Movies

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Kenneth Turan told Brian Lehrer what makes his favorite films great, from the silent era to recent features. Then, we compiled your nominations for best film ever -- along with links to all of the ones available to watch online. Happy watching!

  • A Subway Dancer Tells All

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Love them? Hate them? Don't understand how they do back flips on a moving train? Amid a crackdown on subway dancers, we talk to one who says he isn't going anywhere.

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  • Why Jukebox Musicals Make Broadway so Happy

    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical grossed $1.3 million dollars last week, trailing only Aladdin, another production centered around previously released songs. 

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  • Paul and Mike Myers: Oh, Brothers

    Soundcheck

    Actor and comedian Mike Myers and his musician brother Paul Myers host a very special episode of Soundcheck! The duo spins tracks inspired by their childhood in Canada (with Liverpudlian parents), Austin Powers and Wayne's World, their mutual love of Monty Python, and Paul's awkward encounter with Linda McCartney on the set of SNL. Plus, Mike and Paul discuss their most recent documentary and album projects – and do their best Quincy Jones impressions.

  • DJ Sessions: Yesterday's Covers, From 'Hound Dog' To 'The Twist'

    Paul Ray of KUTX shares famous covers that people may not know are covers - along with the lesser-known original versions.

  • First Aid Kit: Two Sisters Create Wistful Folk

    Soundcheck

    The two sisters who make up First Aid Kit create wistful folk on their new record Stay Gold. Hear them talk about the record with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale, and perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • A Karaoke-Soaked Memoir: Rob Sheffield's 'Turn Around Bright Eyes'

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    Karaoke and the idea of becoming whole again are at the heart of Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield’s newest memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke.

  • John Luther Adams: Bad Decisions and Finding Home

    Meet the Composer

    Composer and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams is the first subject in Q2 Music's new Meet the Composer podcast. Host Nadia Sirota explores how Adams's move to Alaska led to his current popularity.

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