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Jody Avirgan

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The Mix: Voices From The Week of September 6th

Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome to It's A Free Country's The Mix, where we take some of the notable Politics Bites clips from the week and mix 'em up. Here's what we've got on tap. Voices are in blue, connections are in bold.

Daisy Khan on the controversy over the Park51 mosque and cultural center, a development that NY gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio opposes. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand supports Park51, but her opponent in the Democratic primary, Gail Goode is mounting a campaign to unseat the first-term Senator. Another candidate looking to bring new voices to the table is Kevin Powell, in NY's 10th congressional district, against long-time Congressman Ed Towns. The Powell-Towns race is one of many interesting races this Fall that are bringing unknown candidates into the spotlight, a phenomenon that got New York Times columnist Gail Collins thinking (see: Jan Brewer's 16 seconds of silence).

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Daisy Khan: Reaction to Park51 'Un-American,' Muslim Community At Risk

Friday, September 10, 2010

This is the fate of the Muslim community, you know. Our entire future is at risk here. So many mosques have been under attack since this project was announced.  And the Muslim community is taking this very seriously and taking a real pause. You know this is Ramadan. And our Ramadan has not been the same.

- Daisy Khan, co-founder of the Park51 mosque and community center, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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"Time To Speak Up": Former Adviser Ken Adelman Calls on Bush to Support Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Speaking on today's Brian Lehrer Show, former Bush and Reagan adviser Ken Adelman called on President Bush to break his silence and come out in support of the proposed Park51 cultural center and mosque development in Lower Manhattan. Adelman said "I'm a little disappointed in President Bush, that he hasn't come out...now would be a wonderful time to reemerge on the political state and to say that after 9/11 [he] was for acceptance of Islamic leadership that was moderate and responsible in the American way, and that [he still] believes that now."

When asked by Brian if he thought this, and not other matters such as taxes or the war in Afghanistan, was the issue on which Bush should break his silence, Adelman said "I do...this is an issue on which he has been identified with in the past, a moral issue. It would be going against members of his own tribe, his own party, his own ideology. I think it’s especially important at times to show that kind of political courage."

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Map Your Moves: Data Visualization Challenge Submissions

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

As part of our 10 Questions that Count census project, we asked you to Map Your Moves by filling out a survey where you've lived over the last ten years and why you moved. Then we asked all of you graphic designers, mappers, statisticians or any other kind of data visualization gurus, to play with the data and make the information beautiful. (More information about the Map Your Moves challenge here)

Here are the the submissions we've received. Feel free to add your thoughts below. Any favorites? Learn anything new? Share your feedback!

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Our Favorite "I Quit" Movie Scenes

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In light of the Jet Blue attendant's creative walking off the job, we've compiled some of our favorite "I Quit" movie scenes. [[Note: Some (all?) of these contain mature language.]] Be sure to add your scene suggestions in the comments section below, and add tell your own quitting stories at our show page.

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Listener Suggestions: Brian's Vacation Playlist

Thursday, July 22, 2010

On Thursday, July 22, listeners called in to give Brian suggestions for music to listen to and books to read on his summer vacation. Here are some of the suggested songs played on the show. (Expand)

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Map Your Moves: Data Visualization Challenge

Thursday, July 22, 2010

→This project is now closed, but you can see the submissions we received here!

As part of our 10 Questions that Count census project, we asked you to Map Your Moves - where you've lived over the last ten years and why you moved. Now, it's time for you to make that information beautiful. 

If you're a graphic designer, mapper, statistician or any other kind of data visualization guru, we're offering the raw data for free download to play with. (What is data viz? Some infoYou have until Sunday, August 22nd to work with the data and present it in whatever neat way you see fit. Be it a map, a chart, an image, it's up to you! Anything visual goes.

Download the data (for import, .xls, .csv, .xml, or .txt) here!

When you're done, email blshowmaps@gmail.com with your file attached or a link to where you've posted it online.

The favorite entry (as determined by WNYC producers and the BL Show audience) will be posted on our site, appear on air, and possibly more.

For more information and some basic guidelines check after the break. Thanks for participating, spread the word, and happy visualizing!

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Guineas, Ghanas, and Guyanas: A Primer

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and Guyana. Often confusing in both geography and pronunciation. First, here's an online thread that tries to answer the question "Why are so many countries named "Guinea"? And, if you have advice on how to pronounce each country, post it in the comments below!

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Overdraft Changes and Your Bank Account

Friday, June 18, 2010

Brian Lehrer producer Jody Avirgan talks about some confusing mail he's been getting. Then, Gail Hillebrand, senior attorney for Consumers Union, discusses the coming changes to bank overdraft charges, what it means for debit cards, and other credit card legislation in the works. Then Nessa Feddis, retail banking expert at the American Bankers Association provides an industry perspective.

Have you been getting letters or calls about changes to your checking account? How have they been phrased, are they clear, have you acted on them? Let us know!

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The Gulf Oil Spill: How You Can Help

Friday, June 04, 2010

In the aftermath of the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti, the public was flooded with messages and options of how to help.  But where can you send money to help post oil-spill?  Here’s a list of organizations on the front lines of supporting locals impacted by the disaster as well as efforts to clean up the mess and protect against environmental damage over the long term.

 

 

 

 

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*starred orgs are recommended by Charity Navigator

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Live Chat: President Obama in NYC

Thursday, April 22, 2010

On the morning of Thursday, April 22 President Obama be in New York City to deliver remarks on Wall Street Reform at Cooper Union. You can listen to the speech live online at wnyc.org. (Listen Here. Stream goes live at 11:55)

Starting at noon, join WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Heidi Moore of The Big Money, and fellow WNYC listeners for a live online chat.

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BL Show Winter Mixtape

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's a snow day, it's cold outside, and it's time to listen to some good winter music. We want your ideas for your favorite snow or winter songs - tracks that are good for curling up inside or trudging through the slush.

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Connecticut Senate Candidates

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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The 2010 Senatorial race in Connecticut to replace Chris Dodd's seat is one we'll be watching closely. Already we've interviewed all four major candidates. Listen here and judge for yourself.

 

+ Democratic Candidates

Attorney ...

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10 Questions that Count: On The Air

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In early March we'll officially launch our '10 Questions that Count' census project, but for now we're getting ready, blogging about some of the preparations and doing a few on-air segments. Here are the census-related conversations that have already aired.

+Series: Five Census Myths Each day during the first week ...

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10 Questions that Count: We Have a Logo!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Brian Lehrer Show team is plugging away behind the scenes to get the 10 Questions that Count census project up and running. We've done some programming already, the website will be launched in the next few weeks, and the project begins in earnest in mid-March, around the time that ...

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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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