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Science on the Road of Excess

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Zoe Cormier, a journalist and the author of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science,  explains how we evolved as pleasure-seekers.
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The Nation's First 150 Years

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Nation's editor & publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel, looks back at the major political themes over the magazine's past 150 years and examines the current moment.
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Instability in Yemen Creates Conditions Ripe for Extremism

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The New York Times' Eric Schmitt discusses the United States' struggle to combat what has become a hotbed of disparate terrorist cells in Yemen.
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Eva Moskowitz; The Nation Magazine; Instability in Yemen; Science of Hedonism

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz; Ted Cruz's presidential hopes; The Nation's 150th anniversary; instability in Yemen & the science of hedonism.
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The Family Secret in the Mirror

Monday, March 23, 2015

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz tells the story of her discovery of a huge family secret in her documentary "Little White Lie."
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Three Borough Presidents

Monday, March 23, 2015

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. talk about the issues facing residents of their boroughs.
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Your Alternative March Madness Brackets

Monday, March 23, 2015

As the NCAA basketball tournament roars along, people on the Internet have been inspired to start brackets for all kinds of things, from Hindi movies to Catholic saints.
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James Hannaham's New Novel

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Brooklyn novelist James Hannaham talks about his new novel that imagines modern-day slavery -- and even makes crack cocaine a character.
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Announcing the 'NYC Neighborhood Library Awards' Finalists

Monday, March 23, 2015

The next round in the "NYC Neighborhood Library Awards” process starts now as the finalists have been announced!
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Can Obama and Netanyahu Find Middle Ground in the Middle East?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times and Time Magazine's Joe Klein discuss U.S.-Israeli relations now that Benjamin Netanyahu has won reelection.
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Israel-US Relations; Borough Presidents & Family Secrets

Monday, March 23, 2015

Israel-U.S. Relations post-Netanyahu's win; three borough presidents; a documentary filmmaker confronts her family's secrets and the novelist James Hannaham discusses his new book.
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Everything Freelancers Need to Know for Tax Season

Friday, March 20, 2015

The freelance economy is booming, but many feel the IRS isn't recognizing this. Filing taxes is particularly painful for the self-employed. Here are some tips to help you through it.
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Keeping the Floodwaters at Bay

Friday, March 20, 2015

A new report reinforces the need for NYC to plan for more rains and floods as the effect of climate change become more pronounced.
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Catching Up With the Comptroller

Friday, March 20, 2015

Scott Stringer found that New Yorkers work longer days than other Americans, once commuting times are figured in. Plus, pregnancy as a qualifying event for health insurance.
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BL Weekend: Manhole Explosions, Racism + Latinos & the Truth About Moods

Friday, March 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Manhole Explosions (First) | Racism + Latinos (Starts at 11:16) | The Truth About Our Moods (Starts at 45:24)
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Brooke Gladstone Talks 'House of Cards' and Hillary Clinton

Friday, March 20, 2015

On The Media's co-host has a new podcast recapping season 3 of "House of Cards." She joined us to discuss how the show mends the real Washington with a dark, twisted political fantasy.
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Scott Stringer; Planning for Floods & Freelancer Tax Advice

Friday, March 20, 2015

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer; plans to avoid the worst effects of climate change along our coastline; our digital discontent; tax advice for freelancers & a "House of Cards" recap.
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Digital Discontent

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jacob Silverman, a journalist and the author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection, calls for consumers to take more control of their digital lives.
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When Hoop Dreams Become Nightmares

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The demand for college basketball talent in the U.S. has led to human trafficking in countries like Nigeria. Alexandra Starr reports on a Nigerian teenager who got caught up in it.
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NYC Council Speaker Urges Latinos to Vote

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito  talks about the national campaign to get out the Latino vote in 2016, plus local politics.  
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