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  • Can Badminton Be A Smash Hit In Schools?

    A game that's more popular in Asia becomes a competitive sport in New York public schools.

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  • Cyndi Lauper: The Way She Talks

    Studio 360

    With a Tony Award for Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper is still finding new twists in her career 30 years after “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

  • Do You Like the Met's New Fountains? How About Their Politics?

    The Metropolitan Museum has two new fountains, but some people don't like that they are named after David H. Koch.



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  • How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

    Money Talking

    What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 

  • Mayor Sweetens Municipal IDs With Museum Membership

    Mayor de Blasio hopes to amp up sign-ups for city IDs next year with free membership at 33 cultural institutions.

  • Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

    Morning Edition

    As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

  • Taxi Drivers Get Sticker Reminding Them to Yield to Pedestrians

    Cab drivers will soon be required to post a sticker on their windshields reminding them to watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.

  • City Council Bests Mayor's Office in First Softball Match-Up

    The secret to the City Council's softball success was one of its three lone Republicans, Steven Matteo of Staten Island.

Arts and Culture

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  • ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

    The funniest songs of all time. The sports blogger solves hate crimes. The best way to spend the first ten minutes of your day. Here are the week’s top stories, all in one playlist.

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Groundskeeper Willie, Michael Jackson, and octopuses win the internet this week

  • Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" Is Back and Younger Than Ever

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Kenneth Lonergan talks about his 1996 play "This Is Our Youth," now on Broadway, which stars Kieran Culkin.

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  • Meet the Inventor of the Clavilux

    How a turn of the century lute player came to influence an entire generation of club VJs and video artists.

Happening Now: The Remix Summit in NYC

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  • WNYC and the Content Revolution

    Remix Summit

    The tools of the digital age have transformed the way  content is created and distributed. Companies like VICE, The Guardian and New York Public Radio are leading this change.

  • What's Next for Crowdfunding?

    Remix Summit

    Companies like Indiegogo and Kickstarter share their insights on the trends that are shaping the future crowdsourced financing.

  • Creating Experiences Worth Talking About

    Remix Summit

    We live in a world of overload and excess, but authentic and unique experiences still have the power to create deep connections between people.

Music for your day

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  • Jeff Goldblum: From Acting On Screen To Playing Jazz at the Carlyle


    Known for his roles in The Fly and Jurassic Park, the actor brings his jazz group to our studio.

  • Video: Shara Worden's Mystical Detroit Home and Garden

    For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).

  • Buck 65 Crafts A Sonically Opulent Breakup Album


    The two-time Juno Award-winning Nova Scotian rapper returns with his most personal work yet, Neverlove, an album that documents his own divorce. Hear his latest single, "She Fades."

  • Sarah Jaffe: From Folk Songwriter To Adventurous Electro-Pop Artist


    Once an acoustic singer-songwriter, Sarah Jaffe's Don't Disconnect demonstrates a sonic transition to lush electro-pop artist. Hear her perform in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Watch: Helado Negro, Live On Soundcheck


    The experimental electronic artist's fourth full-length album, Double Youth, explores childhood memories and the concept of rediscovering youth. 

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