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  • The End of Sábado Gigante

    On The Media

    After 53 years, Univision's Sábado Gigante is going off the air. We look at the iconic variety show's history and what it says about Latino demographics in the US. 

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  • Shaken and Stirred by a Black 007

    Studio 360

    If Idris Elba is “too street” to play James Bond, will we ever have a black 007?

  • The Living Legacy: Black Colleges in the 21st Century


    HBCUs helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle-class. In this special, learn the importance of these institutions amidst changing times and evolving higher-ed.


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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.

Music for your day

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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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