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The State of Your Street

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We've heard the State of the Union, State of the State, and the State of the City. Now it's your turn. What's your State of Your Street?
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Catching a Train to Your Plane

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Governor Cuomo is proposing to build an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport, like the links to JFK and Newark. We look at how train-to-airport transit works around the country.
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The State of Everything; Vanity Fair; Parks & Rec

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Speaker Silver was arrested this morning. We'll go over the charges. Plus the State of the State, plus the state of your block; Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair; how to get to the airport.
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Parks & Recap: William Henry Harrison!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For some reason, Parks & Rec is focused on President William Henry Harrison who died on his 32nd day in office. Columnist Gail Collins wrote a Harrison bio and joins our t.v. club.
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Let's Plan the Pope's NYC Itinerary

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pope Francis is coming to New York City later this year, so we're asking you to put together a '36 Hours' itinerary for the pontiff, à la New York Times.
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There Are Only So Many Ways to Describe the Color Green

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

For one year now, Colorado has had legal marijuana—and a pot critic, who reviews strands for The Denver Post. He describes his job, and we speak to a NY Senator pushing for legalization.
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'I Know Because I Won Both of Them'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In his State of the Union speech last night, a confident President Obama noted that he "has no more campaigns to run." Our experts unpack Obama's policy proposals, and his tone.
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One Universe at a Time

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Theoretical physicist Lee Smolin and the philosopher, social legal theorist and politician Roberto Mangabeira Unger argue that the laws governing the universe must evolve. 
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One Minute Where Obama Sounded Like de Blasio

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Progressive policies are going to sound similar, but we couldn't help but notice that President Obama echoed some of Mayor de Blasio's first year policies in last night's SOTU speech.
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Cannabis; SOTU; Singularity; Showing the Pope NYC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What has Colorado's legalized marijuana meant for marijuana? Plus: a State of the Union recap; 36 hours in NYC (for the Pope); and singularity.
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Here Come Obama's Last Two Years

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address at 9 PM to a Republican-controlled Congress in Washington. What should we expect to hear?
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Forget That 2014 Was the Warmest Year on Record

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What really matters, says Andy Revkin of the New York Times, is that 19 of the warmest years have been in last 20 years. He parses the science behind this data.
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Come Chat With Us: State of the Union 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Join Brian Lehrer and special guests for a live chat as we watch Obama’s sixth State of the Union. Plus: Bingo!
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What Became of My Bully?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The author Allen Kurzweil spent 40 years searching for a bully who terrorized him when he was ten years old. In his new book, he describes what happened when he finally found him.
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When Totally Free Speech Isn't Actually That Free

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Even as French leaders have spoken out in defense of free speech and in support of the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, a French comic has been arrested for hate speech. 
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How Vision Zero Changed Your Intersection

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The city has redesigned 50 dangerous streets and intersections in the last year as part of the Vision Zero program. We check in on how they changed and the program's first year.
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The State of the Union, When Obama's Popularity Was at Its Peak

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our preview of President Obama's first State of the Union speech in 2009 pointed out something familiar—then, like today, the president was more popular than his economic policies. 
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The Limits Of: Free Speech; #SOTU2015; This Planet

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The State of the Union is tonight. Plus: one man looks for his childhood bully; last year was the planet's hottest on record; how the US and France defend free speech differently. 
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Hear Our Voices, Count Our Votes

Monday, January 19, 2015

Rep. Charles Rangel and co-host Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry were among those who joined Brian for his annual MLK Day celebration at the Apollo Theater. Hear excerpts from the event.
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Everything Is Stratified

Monday, January 19, 2015

America's class divide is so large it needs it's own poster. And even then, this one is abbreviated. We go through a graphic depicting income and education level inequality.
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