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  • Hot Debate: Should Dogs Be Dining with Us?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New York City sidewalks already invite a mix of trash, tourists and rodents. So why not allow dogs into outdoor dining areas at restaurants? We hear convincing cases from both sides.

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  • The FIFA ‘Syndicate’ Finally Meets Its Match

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Sportswriters discuss the indictments of several FIFA officials over charges of corruption, racketeering and conspiracy over a period of two decades.

  • What the World Pays for Cheap Clothing

    The Takeaway

    We now consume 400% more clothing than we did two decades ago, and a lot of it is affordable, fashionable and disposable clothing that's linked to human rights abuses across the globe. 



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  • Cuba Removed From US Terror List

    Secretary of State John Kerry acted 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so.

  • In Bedford-Stuyvesant, a Café Uses Gentrification to Give Back

    As a diverse, affluent customer base moves in, a high-end coffee shop tries to accommodate the needs of everyone.

  • Observatory at One World Trade Center Opens to Public

    Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet and stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Grandpa's Favorite Stat Needs an Update

    Money Talking

    As Wall Street and Washington anxiously await the latest GDP numbers, the reality about economic figures begs further exploration.

  • State Senator Dean Skelos Indicted; New Details Revealed

    The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on federal corruption charges in Manhattan federal court Thursday.

Arts and Culture

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  • Picasso's Ballet Curtain Now On Display

    The piece that hung like a tapestry for 55 years at the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building is now at the New York Historical Society.

  • The Professional World of Amateur Porn

    "Hot Girls Wanted" looks at the professional world of 'amateur' porn in Miami and the steady stream of 18 and 19-year old girls cycling through it.

  • You Suck At Drinking: A Guide To Buzz Management

    The Sporkful

    Dan talks Buzz Management with Matthew Latkiewicz, author of "You Suck At Drinking," and the founders of Bitch Beer pair beer with weather forecasts. Plus, beer ads hit peak stupidity.

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  • What Listeners Loved This Week

    John Waters hitchhikes across the country. Soccer is an incredible way to make immigrant students feel welcome. There's a right way to drink this summer. Here are the week's top stories.

Tech and Media

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  • Welcome to Note to Self

    Note to Self

    New Tech City got a new name! We're now called Note to Self. And we're glad you're here. 

  • A Hopeful Study... Debunked

    On The Media

    A study found a short conversation with a gay person could make people more open to marriage equality, and the media reported it as a hopeful sign. But the findings were faked.

  • Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

    Morning Edition

    Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.

Music for your day

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  • Bryce Dessner's Mesmerizing Inventions for So Percussion

    When composer and rock guitarist Bryce Dessner of the National was asked to write music for So Percussion, he didn't just create a new piece of music. He invented a new instrument.

  • Soundcheck's Guide To New York's Summer Festivals


    So, you’re in New York this summer and facing an eye-popping array of possible musical choices. What do you do? Soundcheck's John Schaefer lays out the festival landscape.

  • 'I Felt Like I Was Getting My Life Back': After Brain Surgery, Leah Shapiro Reflects On Her Recovery


    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's longtime drummer sheds light on being diagnosed with a brain condition, her gratitudes towards fan support, and rediscovering her musical passion.

  • Mac McCaughan: Superchunk's Frontman Goes Solo


    Watch the Superchunk guitarist and singer perform songs from his solo debut, Non-Believers, plus an older favorite in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Courtney Barnett, In The Greene Space


    The Australian songwriter performs songs from her latest album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, in the Greene Space at WNYC.

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