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  • Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

    Note to Self

    A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

  • As More Adults Pedal, Their Biking Injuries And Deaths Spike, Too

    Morning Edition

    Hospital admissions caused by bike injuries have more than doubled in the past 15 years across the country. One doctor thinks the "Lance Armstrong effect" could be a reason for the jump.


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  • Exit of de Blasio’s Deputy Saddens, Alarms Advocates

    Those who serve the poor say the departure of Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli leaves a huge hole in the administration — in more ways than one.

  • Minority Rules: Capitol Hill Vote Tactics Displayed In Iran Deal

    Morning Edition

    When Congress votes on the deal this month, it will be considered under rules that favor the president, even if his opponents gain a majority.

  • CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

    The former Hewlett-Packard CEO had been fighting CNN's criteria for the September presidential candidates debate. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main event.

  • An Extra Week of Summer, If You Choose to Accept It

    This year is unusual: Memorial Day came as early as it can and Labor Day will arrive as late as the calendar allows, making for a 15-week-long summer. What to do with all that time? 

  • Mayor de Blasio: 'We're Never Going Back to the Bad Old Days'

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    We spoke with the mayor about the city’s new emergency measure to provide rental assistance to people facing eviction, and other efforts to reduce homelessness.

Arts and Culture

Tech and Media

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  • How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

    All Things Considered

    The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

  • After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

    Morning Edition

    The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

  • Jorge Ramos Is a Real Journalist

    On The Media

    After a confrontation with the GOP front-runner this week, some accused Jorge Ramos of being an advocate - not a journalist. They're wrong: he's both, and that's what his viewers want.

Music for your day

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  • Weekly Music Roundup: Remixing Racist Film; Mike Krol Cleans the Streets


    This week John gives us a few clues from Phillip Glass, Air Waves, and DJ Spooky as to where his vacation spot is. 

  • Lou Barlow: Bracing For Change


    Hear the lo-fi hero and veteran of Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh perform songs from his latest solo album. 

  • Lil Wayne In New Orleans: Hot Boys, History And Homecoming

    The show was improbable and internal — a roster of cameos reflecting the city's tradition of bounce music and Cash Money Records — and its ringleader was a local superstar happy to share the stage.

  • Evan Caminiti, In Studio


    Hear Evan Caminiti's pulsating synths live in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • Forró In The Dark, In Studio


    The New York based Brazilian ex-pats perform songs from their new album 'Forro Zinho' live in the studio.

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