Jody Avirgan

The Brian Lehrer Show

Jody Avirgan appears in the following:

A Running List of What We Know the NSA Can Do. So Far.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show has been keeping a list of elaborate tricks the NSA can use to monitor communications and data around the world, revealed in the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. We update it whenever there are new revelations; contact us if we missed anything.

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Best of 2013: The Year's Best Pictures (That Are Sitting On Your Phone)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It could be yours. Send us the most amazing picture you took on your phone in 2013 and we might put you on the air.

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Oh Christmas Fees! How Much Did You Pay For Your Tree?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Is the tree guy around the corner selling for half the price you paid? Tell us how much you shelled out, and whether you feel you got a fair price. And if you're still shopping - check out the results on our XMas tree map.

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Election Night Special Coverage Hosted by Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.

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Look at All These Happy Voters: A #VoterSelfie Gallery

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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. 

WNYC's Election Day Survey

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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.

#30issueschat: Education

Monday, September 23, 2013

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.

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30 Issues in 30 Days 2013: Schedule and Archive

Monday, September 23, 2013

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.

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We Asked, You Answered: #VoterSelfies

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You helped us tell the story of Tuesday's primary election, starting with your experience at the polls.

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Playback: Mayoral Democratic Debate and Chat

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

→ 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 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.

Playback: Public Advocate Debate

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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.

Playback: Stringer, Spitzer Face Off in Comptroller Debate

Monday, August 12, 2013

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.

Why Spiderman is Such a Good Dancer

Friday, June 21, 2013

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 ...

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Thousands Flock to Jersey Shore for Post-Sandy Marathon

Sunday, May 05, 2013

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.


Help Rename the Mayoral "Forum"

Monday, April 08, 2013

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Following Up: Tracing Illegal Guns

Friday, February 08, 2013

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.

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Best of 2012: Longform Writing About The NY Region

Sunday, December 16, 2012

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.



Opening the Obama 2008 Time Capsule

Thursday, November 08, 2012

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.

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Longform on the Issues: Race, Gender and Society

Sunday, October 21, 2012

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.

For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform’s app to read the latest picks.

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