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  • Bed-Stuy Residents React to #MyNYPD Twitter Fail Comments [ 2 ]

    When the city's police department asked Twitter users to post pictures of themselves with officers — and instead of posting smiling tourist pictures, users tweeted out photos of police officers tussling with protesters — Bed-Stuy residents weren't surprised.

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  • NYC Sherpas Mourn Those Killed on Everest

    The largest community of Sherpas in America resides in Queens. For many of them, climbing dangerous mountains brings both glory and the constant fear of death.

  • Why Lupita Nyong'o's 'People' Cover Is So Significant

    In a world where beauty is often portrayed with pale skin and flowing hair, she told People, she loves that this has happened "because of all the girls who would see me ... and feel a little more seen."

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  • When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

    Morning Edition

    Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

  • The FCC Is Set to Change Net Neutrality Rules

    On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

  • Brooklyn DA Will Dismiss Low-Level Marijuana Cases, Report Says Comments [ 1 ]

    The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. 

  • New Sanitation Chief: UES Garbage Facility Is Moving Forward Comments [ 1 ]

    Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the proposed East 91 St. Marine Transfer Station was moving forward, but she's ready to meet with opponents of the plan.

  • Hell's Kitchen "Overwhelmed" by Buses Comments [ 1 ]

    More than 8,000 buses cross the Hudson every weekday, bringing New Jersey commuters into Manhattan. But once buses get in to the city, there’s no place for them to park.

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  • Carla Bruni's 'Little French Songs' Comments [ 11 ]

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    That’s what Andy Borowitz is doing after interviewing the singer, songwriter and former first lady of France about her latest album, “Little French Songs.” Bruni plays Thursday night at New York’s Town Hall. 

  • Was Shakespeare a Scientist at Heart? Comments [ 3 ]

    The Takeaway

    When most people think of William Shakespeare they think of his plays, not science. But how much did the real science of astronomy influence Shakespeare's writing? 

  • How Bryan Cranston Crafts a Great Villain Comments [ 1 ]

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    Breaking Bad's Walter White on why the connection between horror and humor is an actor's goldmine.

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  • Jay Z vs. Drake: The NBA Playoffs Fuel a Rap Beef

    Studio 360

    As the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors meet in the NBA playoffs tonight, their most famous fans are in a battle of their own that could take hip-hop to a new level.

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  • Check Ahead: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

    Soundcheck

    Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.

  • Conor Oberst, Live At Gigstock Comments [ 4 ]

    Soundcheck

    Watch Conor Oberst perform and talk about his upcoming album, Upside Down Mountain, live at WNYC's Greene Space.

  • The Baseball Project: Honoring And Skewering The National Pastime Comments [ 1 ]

    Soundcheck

    Hear the baseball-themed rock band, built around Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey and Linda Pitmon, perform songs from its latest album, 3rd.

  • Calle 13's Residente, On 'Multi_Viral,' Latin American Politics, And Julian Assange Comments [ 1 ]

    Soundcheck

    Rene Perez Joglar, (a.k.a. Residente), the co-founder of the beloved and divisive Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13,  talks about Multi_Viral -- the group’s latest album which includes vocals from Uruguayan poet Eduardo Galeano and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

  • What's The Most Relaxing Song Ever? Help Us Make A Playlist Comments [ 156 ]

    Soundcheck

    As part of WNYC's station-wide Sleep project, Soundcheck has been thinking about the best music to help you relax and fall asleep. Help us build a playlist of your most relaxing songs ever.

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