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  1. My Depressing Day With A Famous Climate SkepticRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    On Sunday, The New York Times ran a damning story about Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon , a scientist who's played an outsized roll in the public debate over climate change. Soon is a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a prominent climate skeptic often sited by folks hoping to cast doubt on the current state of climate science.


  2. Shock, Awe And ScienceRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | WNYC-AM New York

    Imagine you walked outside one morning and there was a 30,000-pound cat sitting in your front yard. Imagine that, on the way to work, you walked past a mushroom the size of a house.


  3. Does Binge-Watching Make Us Depressed? Good QuestionRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    Netflix and other streaming media services have become the crack of television, making it possible to watch an entire season of shows like House of Cards or Orange Is the New Black in one go. It seems like harmless fun, but recent headlines suggest that our binge-watching habits could be making us depressed and miserable.


  4. Challenge to New York's Teacher Tenure Law Gets Day in CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York State will ask a Staten Island judge on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit by parents seeking to change the teacher tenure laws. The suit was brought by plaintiffs who claim the current tenure process violates students' constitutional right under state law to a sound basic education.


  5. First Listen: Red Baraat, 'Gaadi Of Truth'Read the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    One of the greatest, biggest, most enjoyable brass bands has just made its best studio recording. Red Baraat is a beat- and brass-driven affair, with a double-headed Indian drum as its timekeeper and rhythm maker.


  6. The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines TodayRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Stepping off the plane in Zimbabwe a quarter century ago was a huge shock. A college student on my very first visit to Africa, I was surprised how familiar everything felt. 21 comments

  7. Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive TrillionsRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    How much power should corporations wield in Washington? It's an enduring question - and now the Sunlight Foundation has devised a new way to gauge that power The foundation took the 200 corporations most active in Washington, analyzed the years 2007-2012 and applied several metrics: what the companies got in federal contracts and other federal support, what they spent on lobbying, how much their executives and political action committees gave in campaign contributions. Bill Allison, the Sunlight Foundation's editorial director, says that there aren't permanent majorities governing in Congress and the executive branch - "but there really are permanent interests in Washington," he says.


  8. Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American ManufacturingRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and the eye care company, Bausch + Lomb. Led by these companies, the manufacturing sector once employed 60 percent of Rochester's workforce. 1 comment

  9. Death Beds: Living Wills Slowly Take RootRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Sophie Bomba , at her granddaughter Stephanie's medical school graduation, months before she died. Patricia helped Sophie draw up medical orders that she carried with her at all times.


  10. Crews Search For Wreckage Of N.Y. Couple's Plane Near JamaicaRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Search teams are looking for signs of a private plane that crashed in the ocean near Jamaica Friday, after diverting from a flight path that was to have taken it from New York to Florida. The plane attracted the attention of both the U.S. and Cuban military after its pilot ceased communications.


  11. Turboprop Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaican CoastRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    The private U.S. plane, a high-performance single-engine turboprop, left the Greater Rochester International Airport in Rochester, N.Y., at 8:45 a.m. EDT, reports The Associated Press. It was headed for Naples, Fla.


  12. When Cities Become Science, Where Does Art Fit In?Read the original story

    Jul 26, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    The race has started. It's going to be run fast and hard and it won't be over for a while.


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