News from the BBC World Service, with live updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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This is a best-of Brian Lehrer Show, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open, and we'll be back live on Monday!
Before heading to the stores this Black Friday, Elizabeth Cline gives her take on bargain shopping. Plus: the founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill; Paul Auster remembers; Context and a Critic on Homeland; Randy Cohen's ethics, and the man behind the Khan Academy videos.
We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! Today we’re rebroadcasting some favorite interviews. We’ll find out the history and future of anonymous information leaks by hackers and activists, like Wikileaks and Anonymous. Tony Danza tells us about his experiences teaching 10th-grade English for a year at Philadelphia’s largest high school, and explains why he wants to apologize to every teacher he’s ever had. Emma Straub talks about her new novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures. Plus, Paul Tough looks at why children’s success depends less on intelligence and more on skills like curiosity, optimism, and self-control.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.