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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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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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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv to make a point. The Senate could vote on transportation funding today. Five countries are responsible for 20% of the world's traffic deaths. And: Sarah Palin is blaming a Sammy Hagar song for her speeding ticket.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Balm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Can you handle the heat? On Tuesday's show, we devoted much of the show to a mini-series of conversations around the theme of HEAT. Listen and download the full special above, or individual segments below.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One San Francisco street has seen more than half of the city's pedestrian deaths so far this year. Dallas has a new bike czar. NYC's yellow taxis are facing stiff competition. And: it turns out that transportation is a favorite topic for...Broadway musicals.

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Pre-K Program Seeking Teacher: Must Be Caring

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The city has to find 1,000 pre-k teachers before fall. So at a hiring fair last week, the interviews were fast and furious, and the task was matchmaking.

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"We’ve been around the block. We probably helped pave it."

Monday, July 21, 2014

The current Secretary of Transportation — and 11 of his predecessors — are urging Congress to get its act together and enact a long-term fix for the rapidly dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

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Special Podcast: Bill de Blasio at Six Months

Monday, July 21, 2014

All last week, we checked in on the Bill de Blasio administration's first six months in office with one segment each day on the environment, policing, affordable housing, jobs, and a final conversation with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris. Above, stream and download all five segments edited together into one podcast. This special podcast is also available on iTunes.

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