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How Did You Spend Your Holy Week?

Monday, April 21, 2014

With holy weeks ending in Judaism and Christianity, did you observe either holiday through: Reflection? Public action? Prayer? How do you picture God when performing your rituals? Call us at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

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A Social History of God

Monday, April 21, 2014

Karen Armstrong, author of best-selling books on religion and the founder of the Charter for Compassion, addresses the question: How are religious concepts and practices different at different times for individuals and cultures? And we ask immigrants to call in and discuss how God is viewed differently in your country of origin than in the US.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, April 18, 2014

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

A Tribute to James Baldwin (First) | Horse(less) Carriages (Starts at 27:05) | Mayor of (Old) Amsterdam (Starts at 58:00)

If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

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Pre-K Apps: Your Questions Answered

Friday, April 18, 2014

The deadline for pre-kindergarten applications is Wednesday, April 23. Sophia Pappas, Executive Director of the Office of Early Childhood Education at the Department of Education, takes your calls and questions about the pre-k application process.

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Women and Confidence in the Workplace

Friday, April 18, 2014

Claire Shipman, senior national correspondent at "Good Morning America" and Katty Kay, BBC World News America anchor, follow up their book Womenomics with The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know (HarperBusiness, 2014), urging women to develop confidence, even overconfidence, in their abilities to compete in the professional marketplace.

Read The Atlantic's extended excerpt of The Confidence Code here.

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Your 1964 World's Fair Memories

Friday, April 18, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the World's Fair of 1964. Bill Young, World's Fair historian, host of www.nywf64.com, and co-author of The 1964-19645 New York World's Fair: Images of America Series (Arcadia), talks about the fair's significance and we take your calls with memories or reflections from the pavilions, rides, and exhibitions.

→ Events: Celebrate the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs at exhibitions and events across Queens.

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But Who Picks Those Locally Sourced Beets?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Margaret Gray, associate professor of political science at Adelphi University and the author of Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic (University of California Press, 2013), argues that the locavore movement needs to look at the labor practices of those small family farms.

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Municipal IDs

Friday, April 18, 2014

Carlos Menchaca, City Council Member for Brooklyn's 38th district (Sunset Park), and Daniel Coates, lead organizer for Make the Road New York, speak in support of the bill, co-sponsored by Councilman Menchaca, to create municipal ID cards for New York City residents, regardless of immigration status.

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The Fairest of Them All

Friday, April 18, 2014

The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opened fifty years ago in Queens. Call in with your memories and reflections on its significance. Plus: a City Council bill calls for municipal ID cards for all New Yorkers; your pre-k application questions answered; women, go with confidence at work; and a look at the labor practices of small family farms.

Manoush Zomorodi is in for Brian today. Manoush is host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City

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Unstoppable Ralph Nader

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Political rhetoric in recent years paints a picture of an American population that is more polarized than ever. But political activist Ralph Nader argues in his new book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State (Nation Books, 2014) that there is ample opportunity for the political left and right to join forces against the "corporate-government tyranny," and offers his suggestions for reform. 

-->Event: Ralph Nader will be discussing Unstoppable at Barnes and Noble on April 22nd at 7 p.m.

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The Screen As Babysitter

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dr. Jenny Radesky, a pediatrician and researcher at Boston Medical Center, has been studying how parents use screens with kids, and what all that screen time might mean for young children. Her latest study, published in the journal Pediatrics this week, finds that fussy kids are spending more time in front of screens.

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Horse(less?) Carriages

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Josh Robin, NY1 political reporter, reports on the battle to preserve horse-drawn carriages in the city (with actor Liam Neeson taking a leading role) against Mayor de Blasio's promise to end the business now under attack for mistreating the animals.

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Beige Book Explained

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Federal Reserve issues regional anecdotal reports on the economy every six weeks, known as the "beige book" because of the color of its cover. WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz explains what's in the new one, out yesterday, about the area's economic outlook, and how the report affects jobs and investments.

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Getting Over It

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Political activist and author Ralph Nader talks about how the left and right can get over their differences and work together. Plus: what’s a “Beige Book” and what does it tell us about the economic recovery; the latest from the Columbia startup lab; screens, parents, and babies; and how to manage feral cat colonies.

Manoush Zomorodi is in for Brian today. Manoush is host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City

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Startup Standouts from Columbia Startup Lab

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Columbia University has chosen 31 startups founded by recent alumni to take part in its new startup lab. Head of Columbia Entrepreneurship Richard Witten discusses Columbia Startup Lab's vision for the budding companies. Plus Bob Coyne, co-founder of one of the selected companies, talks about his startup called WordsEye.

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New York City's Feral Cats, and You

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trap-Neuter-Return is a non-lethal method of controlling New York City's feral cat population. Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals, talks about the New York City Feral Cat Initiative and the feral cat colonies across the five boroughs.

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For Teens, Being Tired Is Normal

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For teens, being tired is the norm. "It's a pretty normal thing to be tired throughout the day," reports Temitayo Fagbenle, WNYC Radio Rookie, who's been interviewing teens about sleep and what's keeping them up late. And it makes sense. Dr. Shelby Harris, director of the behavioral sleep medicine program at Montefiore Medical Center, explains how teenagers' biology makes them want to stay up later, and yet they have to be at school early. She says that teens are not going to be at their best that early in the morning given their body clocks. 

Also, it's the third week of WNYC's Clock Your Sleep project. Almost 4,000 people are participating and you can still join to track your sleep with us. Go here to register

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Five-Boro Birding

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Despite its urban landscape, New York City has many opportunities for bird-watching. Paul Sweet, collection manager in the department of ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about some of the best spots and what to look for during the spring migration.

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The Mastro Report: Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Memos from the Mastro report that cleared Gov. Christie of any wrongdoing in the Bridgegate scandal were just released. Matt Katz, reporter for NJPR, explains what the documents tell us about how the investigation was conducted, the skyrocketing cost to taxpayers and what was left out of the report.

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The Racial Politics of the Pistorius Trial

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Race relations are still fraught in South Africa today, 20 years after apartheid ended. Margie Orford, South African novelist and journalist, and Lisa Bloom, legal analyst for Avvo.com, discuss the Pistorius trial through this lens and explain why the runner is using his fear of the "unknown black intruder" as his defense against the charges that he murdered his girlfriend. Bloom is also the author of Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

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