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  • Sex and Radio

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Comparing WFMU to commercial radio is like comparing Nat Geo to People magazine. WFMU is weird. It's provocative. And the new film "Sex and Broadcasting" covers the fight to save it.

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  • Why Do People Keep Having Children?

    Even a brutal tsunami in Indonesia didn’t diminish our appetite for procreating. This week, Freakonomics asks if there's anything that can curb our path toward massive overpopulation.

  • What You Need to Know About Obamacare 2.0

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Open enrollment for year two of the Affordable Care Act starts Sunday. It should be easier to sign up for Obamacare than last year, but it’s very different in New York and New Jersey.



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  • We Landed on a Comet. What Now?

    The Takeaway

    With the Rosetta spacecraft secured on Comet 67P, scientists are hoping to discover where the building blocks of life came from and how we can identify life outside our planet.

  • How Christie Will Rely on Mouth, Money & Moxie To Run For President

    We learned three things about Chris Christie this past year: He can raise oodles of money. He is tireless. And voters love his sharp tongue.

  • After Bankruptcy, Banks Still Go After Some Debts

    In what's been likened to a hostage situation, some banks are still extracting payments from debtors who've already filed for bankruptcy, according to the New York Times.

  • After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

    Morning Edition

    The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.

  • Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold at WTC

    The fire department said the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

Arts and Culture

Media and Technology

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  • An Anthropologist Walks Into a Bar in Silicon Valley

    Money Talking

    Software engineers and venture capitalists aren't the only ones interested in technology. Turns out anthropologists are finding their way to Silicon Valley, too. 

  • For Greener Skyscrapers, Basic Building Materials Are Being Reinvented

    Can wood replace steel in a 70-story skyscraper? Architects and biochemists at Cambridge think so. Meanwhile at MIT, rethinking cement is cutting down carbon emissions.

  • Voting Easier Than Netflix? How the Internet Can Kill Voter Apathy

    The Takeaway

    Seth Flaxman is trying to modernize democracy. He's the co-founder of TurboVote, an online platform that claims to make voting "as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix."

Music for your day

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  • Video Premiere: High Ends, 'Intoxicated'


    Vancouver songwriter Jeffrey Innes presents brightly colored stop-motion music video that suits the had-one-too-many pop song.

  • Watch: Idina Menzel Performs 'If/Then' Live On Soundcheck


    The Tony Award-winning actress who sang "Let It Go" in Disney's Frozen performs songs from her current Broadway show, If/Then, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Video Premiere: Watch Electric Youth Play 'Runaway' Live


    Best known for its song "A Real Hero" from the 2011 film, Drive, the L.A. and Toronto-based synth duo performs its aching love song "Runaway" live.

  • Check Ahead: Bryan Ferry, 'Avonmore'


    The Roxy Music singer channels his classic work while still sounding fresh. Ferry's sound remains full, clear and direct, with layers of instruments shifting in and out of focus.

  • Check Ahead: Mr. Gnome, 'The Heart Of A Dark Star'


    Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.

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