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  • Can Anything Resuscitate Brooklyn’s Ailing Hospitals?

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Long Island College Hospital was closed this year, emergency funding has kept Interfaith from closing, and a 2011 state report has identified at least three other Brooklyn hospitals on the brink of financial collapse.

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  • Could an Anti-HIV Drug Discourage Condom Use?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New drug Truvada can prevent HIV infection when taken daily, but it faces some resistance in the gay community over fears that it will result in other risks to health.

  • Race Swap on the Web

    On The Media

    The Internet you experience depends on who the Internet thinks you are.



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  • After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

    Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.

  • White Flags, No Surrender

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, is offering a $5,000 reward for information about who hung white flags in place of the usual U.S. flags over the Brooklyn Bridge. He's called the placement of the flags a "terrorist act."

  • After Death in Custody, a Test and Opportunity for Bratton

    Whatever comes out of the Eric Garner investigation, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said one thing is clear: officers need more training, beginning with the use of force.

  • City Admits it Approved 'Poor Door'

    Housing advocates say a developer took advantage of a loophole when it created a separate entrance for renters in the affordable units of a new building.

  • There Are Still Places in New York Where You Can’t Build Highrises

    Areas of Brooklyn that could be prime housing are zoned for industrial use. The city needs more housing, so it could rezone. But the mayor also has aspirations for a resurgent industrial sector.


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  • Designing Outdoor Play With Creativity in Mind

    The Takeaway

    Playgrounds are much safer and calmer in today's age of concerned parents and lawsuit-fearing school districts, and when kids want to play outside their options are sometimes limited. Architect David Rockwell weighs in on the future of playgrounds. 

  • Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff – and How to Stop

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and that can be a problem. The psychology behind why it’s hard (but often necessary) to let go of our excess things.

  • Sharon Jones: Back On Her Feet, And Back On The Road


    Sharon Jones is known for her vintage soul sound and her irrepressible on-stage energy. But a recent battle with cancer put her career on hold — and made her doubt that she'd ever sing again. Jones talks about that struggle, and about her latest album, Give the People What They Want.

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  • Mourning a Sibling

    The Longest Shortest Time

    When parents lose a baby, siblings grieve too. In the book The Waters of Our Time, Giancarlo Roma imagines life through the eyes of the sister he lost when he was four. Alongside photographs, like one of his sister's baby dress, Giancarlo tackles the story he says a lifetime of grieving has trained him to write.   

Technology & Media

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  • Mining Your Voice for Hidden Feelings and Company Profits

    New Tech City

    There's a subtle difference between feeling 'exasperated and furious' and 'exasperated but ready to listen.' Hear how new technology aims to decode true meaning from the messy signal of the human voice.


  • Gallery: Capturing Heat on Camera

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    James Estrin, photographer and editor of The New York Times "Lens" blog, talks about capturing heat on camera and the challenges of news photography in sweltering conditions. Plus: Some of Estrin's favorite heat photos.

  • Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

    Morning Edition

    It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

Music for your day

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  • Richard Reed Parry Explores 'Music for Heart and Breath'

    Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week. 

  • Preview: Andrew Norman: Better Living Through Architecture

    Meet the Composer

    Preview the second episode of Meet the Composer, featuring guest Andrew Norman. The podcast will be available on July 29 and stream on Q2 Music at 7 pm. 

  • Watch: PHOX, Live On Soundcheck


    Watch the Wisconsin indie pop sextet perform songs from its charismatic and soaring debut album.

  • Summer '94: Jeff Buckley's 'Grace' Still Endures At 20


    Professor and author of the 33 1/3 book on Grace, Daphne A. Brooks talks about her favorite tracks from Jeff Buckley's alternative rock masterpiece from 1994, his early days performing in the Lower East Side, and his tragic death in 1997.

  • Relive Summer '94: Weezer And 'Regulate'


    In this episode: Soundcheck's Summer ‘94 retrospective continues: Comedian Hari Kondabolu looks back on an album so near and dear to his heart that it that inspired his very first AOL screen name – Weezer’s self-titled debut, known to most as the "Blue Album."

    Then: Also that summer: hip hop met yacht rock, when Warren G and Nate Dogg sampled Michael McDonald’s hit slow jam “I Keep Forgettin’” on their song “Regulate.” It was a match made in heaven. We feature the song in our occasional series “That Was A Hit?!?”

    And: Hear Dum Dum Girls perform music from its latest album, Too True, in the Soundcheck studio.

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