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A Comedian Who's Serious About Running for Governor

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The former political satirist Randy Credico wants to raise minimum wage, lower bus and subway fares, and legalize marijuana, and he's on the ballot for September 9th's primary.
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What's "Aggressive Liking"?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Caroline Knorr, Common Sense parenting editor, offers back-to-school advice on how kids use social media (and when parents should be concerned).
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Let's Talk About Talking About HPV

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In a recent opinion piece in The New York TimesDr.Paul Offit asked: "How do we separate "the sex talk" from the first dose of HPV vaccine?" The professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about why HPV vaccination rates are so low despite the risk of dangerous cancers and what doctors can do about it. Plus: what it means that New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has announced that she has HPV. 

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Taking the Temperature of Summer Businesses

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Listeners report how this relatively cold summer has affected their summer businesses.
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ISIS in Syria

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dion Nissenbaum, national security reporter for The Wall Street Journal, discusses the latest news on ISIS
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ISIS and Syria; Social Media and School; Summer Businesses

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As the kids get ready to go back to school, parents may fret about social media and too much smartphone time. Caroline Knorr, parenting editor for Common Sense, offers advice on how to deal with Twitter, Facebook and all the devices.  Plus:  the continuing crisis over ISIS; activist, comedian and NYS Democratic primary candidate for governor Randy Credico; and a check-in for all those warm weather-dependent business owners in this exceptionally cool summer. 

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Hong Kong Rallies

Monday, August 25, 2014

New York Times reporter Michael Forsythe talks about the island's pro-democracy movement and the counter-protest held by Beijing loyalists earlier this week.
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Your Primer for the Primaries

Monday, August 25, 2014

In just about two weeks, New Yorkers vote in the Democratic gubernatorial primary and other races. Here's what you need to know about the candidates.
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Listeners Report on Bay Area Quake

Monday, August 25, 2014

Listeners with ties to Napa and the Bay Area call in with reports on yesterday's earthquake and share what it's like to live on fault lines.
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Suburbs and Segregation

Monday, August 25, 2014

WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal and Slate's Jamelle Bouie explore the suburban racial divide. 
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International Politics: Iraq Vs. ISIS

Monday, August 25, 2014

Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post talks about developments in Iraq.
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Democracy, At Home and Abroad

Monday, August 25, 2014

State elections are quickly approaching, so Capital New York's Azi Paybarah looks at the candidates and their campaigns. Plus: New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger on the latest Iraq news; the way suburbs historically maintained racial segregation, a pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong grows while supporters of China push back; and listeners with ties to Napa and the Bay Area report on this weekend's earthquake.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Police Militarization, Google Trends Inequality, The Gig Economy

Friday, August 22, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

The Local-Police-Military-Industrial-Complex (First) | How Rich and Poor People Google (Starts at 21:00) | Not Making it In the 'Gig Economy" (Starts at 58:00)

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On the Road, Again: A Family Meeting on Travel

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. As always, you can join the conversation online through our comments section (links below), on Facebook, or on Twitter through @BrianLehrer. We'll be back live on Monday!

It’s not a vacation unless...? What makes traveling a vacation, for you? What do you seek when you travel? Author Cheryl Strayed shares her story of hiking alone as her life was falling apart, and we ask for your modern-day pilgrimage stories. Plus: How your race affects your travel experience, stories of vacations gone horribly wrong and advice on how to travel ethically.

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Throwback Thursday with Brian and Billie Jean King.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's 'Throwback Thursday' and we're marking the 25th anniversary of the show this fall with a dip into the Brian Lehrer Show archives every week. This week, we highlight part of Brian's conversation with tennis legend Billie Jean King from 2011. She discussed her involvement with the 'Let's Move!' campaign, what happened when she was outed in 1981, and progress for women through Title IX. You can hear the entire conversation here

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What's Left On Your Summer Bucket List?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer is winding down (it's okay, you don't have to think about it) and we're checking in on what's left to do on your bucket list this season. Trip to the beach? Trip to a pool? Long bike ride somewhere special? A specific meal? Time Out New York's Carla Sosenko takes your calls and offers suggestions of her own. Call in and tell us what's left on your list of summer ambitions. 212-433-WNYC. 212-433-9692.

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The Last Day Whites Outnumber Minorities

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Census Bureau calculated that whites would cease to make up a majority of Americans in the year 2042, but Guy Garcia, journalist and president of new mainstream initiatives at EthniFacts, expands the definition and says multicultural Americans will actually move into the majority tomorrow. He and Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR's Latino USA (airing Sundays at 6am and 7pm on AM820), talk about who's counting and why.

EVENT:  Maria Hinojosa and Guy Garcia's press conference on the new multicultural majority happens August 22 at 10 a.m. at Father Duffy Plaza in Times Square, between 46th and 47th Streets. 

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Columbia's Revised Sexual Assault Policy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As the fall semester approaches, students returning to classes at Columbia will learn about changes to the way the school handles sexual assault allegations, and how it seeks to prevent sexual violence from happening. Suzanne Goldberg, special adviser to the president on sexual assault prevention and response at Columbia and a Columbia Law School professor, explains what's new, and follows up on some criticism of the new policy from a Columbia student on yesterday's show.

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A Doctor's Diagnosis of the Medical System

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A doctor diagnoses what's wrong with America's medical system.
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Governor Paterson on Saturday's Eric Garner March

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Former governor David Paterson plans to join in Saturday's protest on Staten Island over the death of Eric Garner. Are you planning to march?

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