Jody Avirgan started two days before The Brian Lehrer Show won a Peabody, and he is taking full credit. He comes to WNYC from WFUV, where he produced "Cityscape" and before that KQED Radio in San Francisco. He's a founder of Longshot Radio, and has produced pieces that have aired here and there and everywhere. Every other month in New York City he hosts the conversation series Ask Roulette, a live audience version of the Brian Lehrer Show's "radio roulette" segments.
Jody went to high school in Washington, DC and college in Middletown, CT, which few people know is called Middletown because it's the geographical center of the world.
Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.
On election day, we asked you to snap a photo of yourself doing your civic duty: Waiting in line, exiting the voting booth, or proudly wearing your "I Voted" sticker. It's our #VoterSelfie project.
On election day, WNYC wants you to help tell the story of how voting is going. Take our 3-minute survey to report any issues you've experienced.
Throughout the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days," we're hosting a Twitter chat every Friday afternoon at 2pm to discuss the key issues for New York City and New Jersey's election. On Friday, September 20th, we hosted a #30IssuesChat around education - the topic for the first week of 30 Issues (9/23-9/27). Below, some highlights. Track the full hashtag conversation here. And join us this Friday at 2pm on Twitter for another #30IssuesChat.
The Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days" looks at the key issues in the New York City mayoral and New Jersey governor's races. This year, we've grouped the conversations into focused weeks - see the (tentative) schedule below. Audio posted once a segment has taken place.
Also, join us every Friday for a #30IssuesChat on Twitter. At 2pm every Friday until election day, we'll discuss the issues that matter and use the conversation to set our 30 Issues segments the following week.
You helped us tell the story of Tuesday's primary election, starting with your experience at the polls.
→ Update: The debate is over, thanks for listening and chatting. Find full audio above, and links to video and the chat replay below. Brian Lehrer will be recapping the debate and taking your calls at 10am Thursday. WNYC's Anna Sale offers her recap here.
WNYC's Brian Lehrer is asking questions at the first 2013 Campaign Finance Board mayoral debate, featuring the candidates for the Democratic nomination. Watch below, or listen online on WNYC and wnyc.org. Also join a live chat with reporters from CFB partners. Be sure to check out the Reddit "AMA" with Brian and Errol Louis of NY1 where they previewed the debate and talked about the election season.
WNYC's Brian Lehrer co-moderates the first of the official 2013 public advocate debates, featuring Democratic candidates for November's election.
→ Update: The debate is over, but you can revisit the commentary in the chat window below. Full audio of the debate is above, and a link to video on the NY1 site below.
WNYC's Brian Lehrer co-moderates the first of the official 2013 comptroller debates, featuring Democratic candidates Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer. Listen to full audio, watch video, and read the chat transcript.
There's a big deadline coming up: August 16th is the last day to register to vote in this Fall's primary. We discuss various ways to increase turnout, and how you can get registered to vote.
For over a decade (according to Know Your Meme), Dancing Spiderman has been shuffling and swaying online. Sometimes he dances in obscurity, sometimes people pay attention. I recently noticed him on the front page of reddit, which means a lot of people were watching him again, in the animated ...
About 12,000 runners competed in the New Jersey Marathon Sunday amid cheering crowds and tighter security. It was the first marathon in New Jersey since Sandy devastated the Shore, and since last month's bombings at the Boston marathon.
A follow up on some lingering questions from Wednesday's interview with Thomas King of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. First, BL Show producer Jody Avirgan fact-checks the stats about the number of out-of-state weapons in New York. Then, Paul Browne, Deputy Commissioner at the NYPD, discusses the tools law enforcement has at their disposal to trace illegal guns brought into New York City and State.
New York's magazines and newspapers cover the world, but they also produce great journalism about the tri-state region. Eddie Robinson spoke with Jody Avirgan, a contributing editor at Longform about the best 2012 nonfiction about our community.
Grab your shovel. Four years ago this week, on the day after the 2008 election, we asked you to answer the question "By 2012, what will Obama actually change?" We put your predictions into our online "time capsule," and now, we'll open it up and look at some of what you had to say. Remember, we're doing it again: make your predictions for 2016 here. Now let's revisit some of your 2008 predictions, grouped by category.
WNYC asked Longform to pick great stories as background reading for our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. These are stories that help illuminate and humanize the important issues this election year. Part Five of 30 Issues looks at "social issues" -- from abortion to gay marriage, race, guns, and gender. See all the guides here.
WNYC asked Longform to pick great stories as background reading for our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. These are stories that help illuminate and humanize the important issues this election year. Part Four of 30 Issues looks at the role of government in housing, energy, health, and military funding and policy. See all the guides here.
WNYC asked Longform to pick great stories as background reading for our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. These are stories that help illuminate and humanize the important issues this election year. Part Three of 30 Issues looks at those in foreclosure, returning veterans, the safety net, and other questions of inequality. See all the guides here.