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Teacher Tenure Fight Comes to New York City

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

A group of New York City parents said they joined in a lawsuit over the state's tenure rules on Monday because they think their children are not getting what they deserve at school. 

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Details Emerge of Long Island Rail Road Contract

Monday, July 28, 2014

When the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Long Island Rail Road workers agreed on a new contract earlier this month, specific details were not disclosed. But those details can be found in the transit agency's most recent bond update. 

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A Foreign Melody: Bel Kaufman Expounds on Pedagogical Concerns

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

Bel Kaufman, who died on Friday at 103, became an unofficial spokeswoman for the urban teacher after her book Up the Down Staircase was published in 1965. Hear her humor and insight in this rare audio treat.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Costa Concordia is getting scrapped. LA applies some urban acupuncture. Cameras may be coming to New York subway cars. And a six year old shames a bike thief.

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Pushing for Pre-Tax Transit for More People

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WNYC

Transit advocates posed the question to commuters: what would you do with $443 a year in savings on your MetroCard?

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Comcast and the Future of Internet for All, NYC's Immigration Commish, and Why the Modern Bathroom Stinks.

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I Dreamed of a Dairy Queen Blizzard Last Night

Friday, July 25, 2014

I was eight years old when Dairy Queen introduced their now-famous Blizzard. A perfect concoction of ice cream and candy, it nurtured the young eater that I was, and led me to gain more than a few pounds during that magical summer. Years later, working a dead-end temp job in Chicago, my life had a lot less magic. But the Dairy Queen Blizzard visited me in my dreams one night, giving me solace and hope. The dream was so vivid and so intense, that I spent most of the next day writing a poem about the Blizzard; and I share that fine poem with you now. 

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Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

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Chat With Us During Today's Show

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today's Brian Lehrer Show has no guests, just phone calls from listeners on a variety of topics. It's a good day to try a new version of our comments page - an open chat room where you can just wander in and react in real time. So, join us below, talk to other listeners, and have fun!

Just like our comments page, registration is not required, you can just enter your name and add your comment. Listen live online here.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, July 25, 2014

Arrests for subway sex crimes are on the rise in NYC. There have been three collisions involving Houston light rail this week. Capital Bikeshare's key shortage may finally be over. And: no, Alec Baldwin won't apologize for that whole riding his bike on the sidewalk episode.

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G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

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The Sound of Gratitude

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WNYC

High school students played beautiful music in our performance space, using instruments donated through WQXR's instrument drive.

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$12 Billion Gap Between Need and Funding at MTA, Comptroller Says

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The MTA is looking at more than $100 billion worth of projects over the next 20 years — and nowhere near that much money. That’s according to a new report by New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Is This A Sandwich? Or #NotASandwich

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sporkful host, Dan Pashman, throws down over what does and doesn't constitute a sandwich...beginning with his controversial stance that a hot dog is NOT a sandwich. He's joined by participants from a variety of backgrounds, including John Hodgman, Micki Maynard of the New York Times, Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty, and the Planet Money team (who recently reported on why the state of New York defines a burrito as a sandwich).

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 24, 2014

There's a "new world order" in oil train safety. LA explores hit-and-run alerts. GM recalls another 800,000 cars. The computer system that issues American passports crashed. And Bostonians can jaywalk without (much) fear of fines. 

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#tbt Brian Lehrer and George Carlin

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's 'Throwback Thursday' and we're marking the 25th anniversary of the show this fall with a dip into the Brian Lehrer Show archives every week. This week, we highlight part of Brian's conversation with legendary comedian George Carlin in 2007 in which they talk about Carlin's July 1972 arrest over the "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television." You can find Brian's whole interview (and it's really worth a listen) here. And here's the photo Carlin is really talking about.

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Council Passes Limited School Door Alarm Bill

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Schools with vulnerable or troubled students should be getting more door alarms installed next year as a way to prevent them from leaving the building undetected.

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Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority will spend $90 million on some quick fixes to improve its aging Midtown Manhattan facility. But officials say what the bus terminal really needs is to be completely replaced. That solution, however, is at least ten to 15 years away.

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NYC Families Jump Start High School Application Process

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hundreds of families used their summer break to learn more about the New York City high school admissions process which can be overwhelming, at best, or totally bewildering to many.

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Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thousands of Virginia commuters could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.

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