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RIP Oscar Brand, Who Was Way More Than a Folk Music Footnote

David Hinckley | Posted 10.03.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

If most deaths are like losing a page or a chapter, Oscar Brand's death Friday was like losing a book. The phrase "living encyclopedia" gets tossed ...

Watch Now: 'Ronna & Beverly' Live from New York

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.19.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

NEW YORK - On Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th, 50-something Jewish women, Ronna Glickman & Beverly Ginsberg ("You'll Do A Little Better Next...

GOP Effort to Control Trump Is the Embodiment of the Fable "The Scorpion and the Frog"

Murray Forseter | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

As they try to come to terms with the outrageous, bigoted, xenophobic, misogynistic, unconstitutional ravings of their presumptive presidential candid...

The Takeaway WNYC: Obama's Failed Pivot to Asia

Peter Navarro | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Peter Navarro

In this radio clip, I'm interviewed by legendary NPR host John Hockenberry about the Obama Administration failed "pivot to Asia."

WNYC To Raise $15 Million For New Podcast Division

The New York Times | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.13.2015 | Media

WNYC, the public radio powerhouse in New York, is about to grow even bigger through a new division that will develop programs for the expanding podcas...

The Challenge of Journalism Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.28.2016 | Media
Bill Moyers

But we need more than money to sustain independent journalism. We need laws to ensure that reporters can protect their sources. We need to hound government at every level to respond to public records requests.

Why I'm Stepping Out of the Debate on Women in Technology

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.26.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

I may have made the mistake of fighting the battles of women in technology for too long. Today there is a chorus of very powerful, intelligent voices who are speaking from personal experience. The women I have written about, who have lived the discrimination and abuse, as well as others, deserve the air time. So I am going to bow out of this debate.

ReplyAll and the Battle for Storytelling About the Net

Deji Olukotun | Posted 04.16.2015 | Technology
Deji Olukotun

Even if you love the internet, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by its scale. The sheer volume of content can give you anxiety, while headlines about the latest online craze are quickly surpassed by breaking news about the next superfast whirly gizmo.

This Challenge Just Might Help You Kick Your Digital Habit

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living

We're so connect to our smartphones, sometimes they feel like an extension of our own hands. Need to know what time it is? Check your phone. Want to l...

LISTEN: Arianna Explains Why She Sets An Alarm For Bedtime

Huff TV | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Huff TV

On Tuesday, WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" tackled the issue of the importance of sleep in terms of personal and professional well-being. During the ...

Thank You for Your Service, But It's Time to Go Justice Ginsburg

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

If either Ginsburg or Breyer resign this summer we can expect a contentious, drawn out, and divisive confirmation battle. But that is nothing like we are bound to see if they wait until after November when odds are the Republicans will take the Senate.

Director Of "Cosmos" Brilliantly Explains How Not To Approach The Bible

Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, is the host of "Cosmos," the rebooted version of Carl Sagan's classic science ...

Google's Chief Engineer, Not Bloomberg, May Be Reponsible for Igniting NYC Tech

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Manoush Zomorodi

Mayor Bloomberg likes to take credit for transforming New York City into the second biggest technology economy in the country. Does he deserve it?

I Was A Middle-Aged Intern

Cary Barbor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Cary Barbor

Sharp, creative ideas were slung around insouciantly and I could barely keep up with the pop culture references. But I felt challenged. I hadn't felt as inspired for a decade.

Shouting About The Arts On Talk Radio

Howard Sherman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

While the idea of all-arts talk radio, modeled on sports talk radio, may strike one upon first thought as rather absurd, I think my friend Pia Catton ...


Posted 12.10.2012 | New York

Considering that New York City is one of the most diverse places on the planet, it's not surprising that just 51 percent of New Yorkers speak only Eng...

Managing Kids and Gadgets: 12 Screen Time Rules

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Manoush Zomorodi

The most important thing you can do for your child is give him or her free, unstructured and unplugged playtime and let him figure out what to do... with his imagination.

Seth Meyers On Making Fun Of Romney: 'As Soon As He Stops, We'll Stop'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.25.2012 | Comedy

Proving that comedians who portray Mitt Romney are perhaps more interesting than the candidate himself, Seth Meyers went on WNYC's "The Takeaway with ...

LISTEN: Teaching Your Children Bravery | The Brian Lehrer Show | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of "Growing Up Brave: Expert...

Mother in Arms

Ricardo Castro | Posted 07.02.2012 | Teen
Ricardo Castro

18-year-old Keith Salgado was out late on a Saturday night in Campos Plaza, a group of housing projects on the Lower East Side, when he was shot. Keith was still in high school, just like us, when he died.

James Murphy Wants To Make Turnstiles A Musical Experience

Posted 04.10.2012 | New York

Love New York, but beeping subway turnstiles bringing you down? James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, would like to change that. Murphy recent...

Unemployed Mother Of Three Faces Homelessness | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

With tears rolling down her cheeks, Yolanda Cotto, 53, recently sat in the front row of a packed courtroom in the Bronx Housing Court writing two mone...

Rethinking Education: Should It Be a Civil Right?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Arlene M. Roberts

As access to education, particularly higher education, becomes out of the reach of many, the question inevitably arises, "Should education be a civil right?"

On the Culture Front: Krapp's Last Tape, John Schaefer Celebrates 30 Years, Private Lives and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes theater thrives on the simplest pleasures. A couple actors on a bare stage. This was the case at the last event for Carnegie Hall's young donor group, the Notables.

Mapping Out New York's Wealthiest And Poorest Neighborhoods

Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

WNYC has built an interesting map using data from the Census Bureau to highlight the city's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods. The data, which ...