Paige Cowett first joined the Brian Lehrer Show as an intern, following two years deep in the weeds on housing policy and Brooklyn politics. Before that, she studied urban planning in Los Angeles, and before that she worked at arts non-profits in San Francisco. She's a 4th generation Californian from San Diego, and she holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.
At WNYC, we've been experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. Over the last couple of weeks, you may have heard some of these experiments on This American Life and On The Media, which aired stories from a pilot project we called "The Antidote". The theme of our initial broadcast: "DNA Secrets." You can listen to the whole pilot project above -- just press play to stream it. You can also scroll down to see a video we produced for that pilot: it follows Kelly, pictured at left, who kept a radio diary for us as she received genetic test results that would change her life.
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.
The three-week, 1,714 mile Tour de France ends on July 22nd in Paris. If you're a little confused about the rules, strategy, and etiquette of this famous bike race, you're not alone. We asked Nick Legan, technical editor at VeloNews, to answer some of our and our listeners' basic questions about the Tour on the Brian Lehrer Show on 7/11. See his answers below.
Over the last four months, the Brian Lehrer Show has been asking our guests and you, our listeners, to tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Hundreds of you responded. Thanks! Below are some examples of the responses we got. To read ALL of the responses we got, go here.
And by the way, about 60% of people who responded think war is inevitable while about 40% think it's not. We're still accepting responses, so tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Survey here. And be sure to tune in on June 13th for the final End of War show live from the Greene Space.
Stanley Tucci’s blue hair, Elizabeth Banks’ pink eyelashes, and the brutal slaughter of young children could easily have distracted you from a quieter question at the center of dystopian future in The Hunger Games: who fights in wars and why do they volunteer to do it?
President Obama will deliver the State of the Union speech tonight. What do you know about this tradition and how have other presidents used this address in past years? We'll be giving this quiz to those attending our SOTU watching party at The Greene Space, but you can take it from home too. And -- no googling!
Below you'll see the political networks of each of the major New York gubernatorial candidates. These network maps illustrate confirmed political ties between each of the candidates and their allies. These ties include professional relationships and reported campaign contributors--but they also include the harder-to-track social ties and informal advisory roles that are invaluable in politics. For example—Jennifer Cunningham is not a paid advisor to Andrew Cuomo, but she's known to be an influential advisor nonetheless.
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!
Brian famously misses big news while on vacation. What is the most important news that happened while he was away for the past two weeks?
Tell us the most interesting or underreported news of the last two weeks. Post your pick below and be sure to listen in to the show on Monday when Brian returns.
Everyone's paying attention to Avatar and Up, but all this week at the Brian Lehrer Show we're highlighting some of the documentaries up for a 2010 Oscar. They may not get the hype, but they still deserve to be seen. Hear the BL Show segments and watch the trailers below....
A grand jury has charged Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone and his wife Diane with taking more than $8,000 from state paychecks for legislative aides and moving the money into campaign and personal accounts. Chiappone represents Bayonne.
He told The Jersey Journal that he was expecting the indictment; his attorney ...