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Jody Avirgan

Associate Producer, The Brian Lehrer Show

Jody Avirgan appears in the following:

10 Questions that Count: Our Census Briefing Notes

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

As you may know, we here at the Brian Lehrer Show are planning to cover the 2010 census as only we can – with a crowdsourcing, interactive project. We call it “10 Questions that Count,” and we'll soon roll out a new website for your stories: about being counted, ...

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After Photography: The State of Photojournalism

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

In his new book, After Photography, Fred Ritchin, former New York Times Magazine photo editor; photography and imaging professor at NYU and director of PixelPress.org; discusses how affordable technology and digital manipulation have changed the world of photojournalism. Here are some sample images discussed on the BL Show 2/17/10. (Images 2-7 appear in After Photography.)

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Maesie Songs?

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Yesterday, February 3rd, our Senior Producer Megan Ryan gave birth to a baby girl - Measie Ryan Strauss! We couldn't find that many songs about Maesies (or Maisies, or Mayzies, or Maisys), at least any good ones.

The Theme to The Cartoon Maisy Mouse

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The Aughts Silver Linings: Why Bruce Matters

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On The Brian Lehrer Show we've been looking back at the 2000s, which some are calling one of the worst decades ever. But there's also plenty of silver linings, and BL Show producer Jody Avirgan makes his case for why Bruce Springsteen is the most encouraging story of ...

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Our Favorite Grandma Songs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Some of the BL Show's favorite songs about grandmothers, in honor of our segment on grandma's wisdom.

Listen to Lyle Lovett's "Hello Grandma" on Rhapsody

Bill Withers: Grandma's Hands

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The Aughts Review: Montages

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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from joelanman on flickr

On the show we've been doing semi-regular reviews of the 2000s, segments looking back at the last decade. During the segments, we've also played montages of some notable clips from throughout the decade. ...

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Live Chat #2: Season's Eatings! Your Hosting Questions Answered

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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The live chat is now over, but you can click on “replay” below to read the transcript and gleam some ideas!Read the transcript for last week's chat here.

Our guests for the month ...

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President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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The text of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, delivered Thursday in Oslo, Norway, as provided by the White House:

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens ...

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Live Chat: Season's Eatings! Your Hosting Questions Answered

Thursday, December 10, 2009

zora and tamara

The live chat is now over, but you can click on 'replay' below to read the transcript and gleam some ideas!

Our guests for the month of December are Tamara Reynolds and Zora O'Neill, ...

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Live Chat with Brian: President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

President Obama on his recent visit to Dover air force base (courtesy of whitehouse flickr stream)

President Obama on his recent visit to Dover air force base (courtesy of whitehouse flickr stream)

Tonight at 8pm, President Obama will give ...

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WNYC Vote 2009: Final Mayoral Debate Live-Chat with Brian and Andrea

Monday, October 26, 2009

Note: The chat is over, but you can read it by pressing "replay" below. Thanks to all for participating.

7pm Tuesday: During the final Mayoral debate between Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson on Tuesday, October 27th, join Brian Lehrer and Andrea Bernstein for a live chat. You can watch ...

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WNYC Vote 2009: Post-Debate Chat With Brian and Andrea

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Chat is now over, thanks to all who participated. If you'd like to read the entire chat transcript, press the "replay" button below.

Tuesday night, the 13th, is the first debate between Bill Thompson and Michael Bloomberg in the 2009 Mayor's contest. Brian Lehrer is on the moderating panel, ...

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The Schedule

Monday, September 21, 2009

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This fall, the 30 Issues in 30 Days Series will be honing in on the New York Mayoral race and the NJ Gubernatorial contest. And, as with last Fall's series, we are crowdsourcing the project. We asked for you to ...

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2009 30 Issues In 30 Days Nominating Process

Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Note: The Nominating Process is Over. We're on to stage two: Voting!

Once again, we're asking you to help produce our election series 30 Issues in 30 Days, this time focusing on the New York Mayoral race and the ...

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Live Chat: Ask the Headhunter

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nick Corcodilos is the man behind "Ask the Headhunter" and also our guest every Thursday for the month of July. Each week, there have been lots and lots of questions for Nick that we haven't been able to get to on the air. So, he's agreed to stick around and ...

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President Obama's Press Conference: Live-Chat with Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

President Obama gives his fourth prime-time news conference tonight. He's expected to keep making the case for significant health care reform, ideally before the August Congressional recess. Join Brian as he shares his thoughts and answers your questions, all in real time!

Chat will go live just before 8pm Wednesday. ...

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Call For Stories: Generics vs. Prescription Drugs

Thursday, March 19, 2009

from erix! on flickr

from erix! on flickr

The Brian Lehrer Show needs your stories!

Next month, we'll be doing a program on generic drugs, and we want your input. Most generic drugs seem to work just like their name brand counterparts, but with a ...

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Video: New Yorkers and the Recession

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Check out this great video from the WNYC News Blog. Oates Ritthichai went out and spoke with New Yorkers both about the toll the recession is taking, but also the ways in which they are maintaining normalcy in their day-to-day expenses.

This is something we see in the YUEI posts: ...

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Shapes and Sizes

Monday, March 16, 2009

We recently received a call to our Uncommon Economic Indicators hotline (that's 1-800-543-2543 if you haven't already added it to your cell phone's speed dial) about a listener's shampoo bottle. Take a listen:

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BL Show Teams With Fred Mogul To Investigate Insurance Costs

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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One of the underlying goals of the Brian Lehrer Show's Uncommon Economic Indicators project is not just to gather interesting stories, ...

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