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  • Highlights From NY Governor Debate

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race.

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  • How Alaska Became the Sexual Assault Capital of the U.S.

    The Takeaway

    Over 100 Alaskan villages aren't connected to the road system, and 75 have no law enforcement at all, leaving a culture prone to accepting violence. This election, that could change. 

  • Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

    Morning Edition

    The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.

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  • Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

    This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

  • No Friday Night Lights for Sayreville's Homecoming

    Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey held its homecoming ceremony this year between the girls’ field hockey match and the boys’ soccer game.

  • 'Angels in America,' the Spare, Dutch Version

    Theater director Ivo van Hove presents Tony Kushner's masterwork on an empty stage.

  • New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

    The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.

  • This Election Season, We're Robocalling People

    If political campaigns can pester you in the run-up to an election, why can't your local public radio station? Sign up here to remind your friends to vote with Brian Lehrer's robocalls.

NYC 2050

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  • New York City Could Get as Hot as Alabama in 2050

    By 2050, NYC will likely experience 45 days at or above 90 degrees Farenheit. That's a month and a half of sweltering days, which could be deadly.  

  • As Temperatures Climb, So Does the Risk of Blackouts

    As it is, New York City sets a new record for electricity demand every year or two. No one can be sure what 2050 will bring, but if we're not ready, the grid could fail.   

  • Extreme High Tides Could Flood Our City's Streets

    The sea level around Manhattan increased a foot over the past century. By 2050, scientists predict it will climb another 18 inches, making mild storms as destructive as hurricanes.

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  • Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

    Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

Media and Technology

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  • You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

    All Things Considered

    "The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

  • The Yarmulke Comes To 3-D Printing

    Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.

  • She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

    New Tech City

    Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

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  • Why Has 'Pure Imagination' Been Covered So Many Times?

    Soundcheck

    "Pure Imagination" from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory has been reinterpreted hundreds of times by an array of artists -- from Lou Rawls to Fiona Apple to Primus.

  • Eight Must-Hear Bands At CMJ 2014

    Soundcheck

    Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.

  • 'Twin Peaks' Is Returning To Television, But What About The Music?

    Soundcheck

    David Lynch and Mark Frost invite us all to revisit the mysterious town of Twin Peaks, 25 years later.

  • Thurston Moore: After Sonic Youth, A New Chapter Begins

    Soundcheck

    The Sonic Youth guitarist and his band performs songs from his latest solo effort, The Best Day, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Little May: Lovely And Lonely Folk Pop From Sydney

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    The Australian folk pop trio performs songs from its self-titled EP in the Soundcheck studio.

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