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  • How the Cloud Threatens the Private Lives of Celebrities

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    A hacker released nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence this weekend, which they found in her iCloud account. The invasion of privacy easier, but are we taking part in harassment if we click?

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  • So You Want To Be a Lawyer

    The Takeaway

    Ditch the country club and move to Nebraska. Young law school graduates looking for clients are set to have more luck in rural towns where they're the only lawyer for miles.

  • Let Teens Sleep In

    It's the doctor's orders. The American Academy of Pediatrics says chronic drowsiness in teens is a public health issue, and middle and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30 am.



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  • Cracking the Myths About 'Evil' Genetically Modified Food

    The Takeaway

    Activists have long condemned GMOs for a host of problems, but the pro-nature movement may have turned anti-science, and it's threatening our ability to feed the world.

  • Christie's Foreign Policy Crash Course

    The New Jersey governor is headed to Mexico to talk trade. Is this also about his expected run for president? Absolutely. 

  • New School Schedules Send NYC Families Scrambling

    Changing the school day by 40 minutes might not sound like a big deal, but it can throw a wrench into the schedule for busy New York City families.

  • Rinse and Repeat? No Easy Fix to Chronic Flooding

    Some homes in New Jersey have flooded dozens of times, costing the national flood insurance program millions of dollars.

  • Enter September, With a Blast Of Heat

    After an unusually mild summer, Tuesday could be the season's hottest day.

Arts and Culture

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  • No One Wants to Buy the World's Most Expensive GIF

    Artist Michael Green was hoping to sell a .gif of a Jeff Koons balloon dog melting for $5800. With .gifs being so expensive these days, it's practically a steal!

  • Back to School: Teacher Redesign

    Studio 360

    Teachers deserve better than the old-fashioned visual junk they're often stuck with—apples, ABCs, one-room schoolhouses with bells on top. A top-notch graphic designer fixed all that.

  • This Is Your Bird on Drugs

    Studio 360

    Australian multimedia artist Andy Thomas makes bird songs dance with 3D animations. It’s the latest in his line of “audio life forms.”

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  • 21 Tips For Surviving New York City

    Drop off your laundry. Meditate in the Bronx. See improv. Our hosts and producers tell you how to survive -- and thrive -- in this insane place. 

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  • Alejandra Ribera: Sultry Polylingual Pop From North Of The Border


    Hear the Award-winning Canadian singer and songwriter plays selections from her latest album of "polylingual pop."

  • John Zorn Presents Masada: Angels, Inspiration, and Improvisation

    Spinning on Air

    John Zorn visits the WNYC Studio to present some of his Masada series of compositions along with pianist Uri Caine, guitarist Jon Madof, and saxophonist Uri Gurvich.

  • How to Talk to a Female Composer

    Interviewing a composer can be a daunting proposition, especially when confronted with the bodily reality of one who is non-male. Here's a how-to guide for beginners. 

  • Jenny Lewis Fights Fear And Insomnia On 'The Voyager'


    The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman's new record, The Voyager, promises to be some of her most personal songs to date.

  • Comedian Marc Maron Is Not A (Total) Music Snob


    Comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron shares three favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's Pick Three series. 

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  • George Takei Misses His Mother's Enchiladas

    George Takei is King of Facebook! Find out what he thinks made him such a strong person and which recently movie had a powerful effect on him.

  • How to Make the Perfect Paper Airplane

    David Rees, host of "Going Deep" and expert on all things you thought you learned in elementary school, teaches Brian Lehrer and listeners how to fold a paper airplane.

  • Neil Gaiman Confronts the Real World

    There are few things more mundane than people at their desks doing stuff, eating snacks. But to Neil Gaiman, even the humble workplace is glorious fodder for the writer's imagination. 

  • Bodega Cats In Their Own Words

    There's no cat quite like the New York City bodega cat: killer of rats, fixture of the detergent aisle, silent observers of the human condition. If only these cats could talk. Well, now they can.