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Higher Wages and No Tips; Glass-Steagall Still Up For Debate; Your Town's History

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vice President Biden eyes 2016; debating Glass-Steagall; will wage hikes end restaurant tipping; and the hidden history of your town.
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Would You Pay More for Dinner if You Knew Tip Was Included?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Some restaurants are adjusting to wage hikes for their workers by increasing prices and eliminating tips. Who wins when this happens, and will customers go for it?
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings News from Galaxies Far Away

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dr. Tyson, an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, talks about the discovery of a new planet, Kepler-452b, and why he's so excited about it.
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Should Times Square Replace Its Nude Models with Honking Cars?

Monday, August 24, 2015

The mayor proposed tearing up the pedestrian plazas in Times Square due to the confluence of "desnudas" and aggressive panhandlers, but would that make the area any more pleasant?
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The Study of Men

Monday, August 24, 2015

Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, makes the case for adding "masculine studies" to the curriculum.
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The Iran Deal Local Vote Count

Monday, August 24, 2015

Nathan Guttman, Washington Bureau Chief for The Forward, gives a head count on how local electeds plan to vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal. 
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The Market Takes a Dive

Monday, August 24, 2015

Charlie Herman, Business and Economics Editor for WNYC News, updates us on plunging markets in New York and around the world.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson; Our Local Delegation on Iran; Panhandling in Times Square

Monday, August 24, 2015

How our local electeds plan to vote in the Iran deal; Neil deGrasse Tyson; the study of masculinity; how to fix aggressive panhandling in Times Square; global stock market updates.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Mayor Bill de Blasio, The Pope’s Climate Change Vision, ‘Show Me A Hero’

Friday, August 21, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Mayor de Blasio (First) | The Pope's Climate Change Vision (Starts at 40:33) | 'Show Me A Hero' (Starts at 1:01:50)
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Human Rights in New York City

Friday, August 21, 2015

Carmelyn Malalis, chair and commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, talks about the commission's efforts to combat discrimination in housing, jobs...and taxis.
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How NJ Failed to Regulate Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sharon Lerner, freelance journalist who covers health and the environment, reports on how Governor Christie quashed efforts to create a safe threshold of chemicals in NJ drinking water.
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The Policy Goals of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton challenged a group of activists recently to work toward change by working to change laws. When it comes to racial justice, what policy ideas does the movement offer?
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Can Off-Field Feuds Lead to On-Field Failure in Sports?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Can a sports team be successful on the field (or court, pitch, rink) if its players are feuding in the locker room?
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DuPont's Toxic Chemicals; NYC's Human Rights Commissioner; Black Lives Matter Policies

Friday, August 21, 2015

DuPont's legal battle over chemical byproducts; New York City’s human rights commissioner; sports feuds; policies of #BlackLivesMatter.
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Mayor de Blasio Warns Against Blowing Off Trump

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mayor de Blasio warned against blowing off Trump: "As a progressive, when you take conservatives lightly, you end up getting burned a lot of the time.”
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Should Poor Neighborhoods Stay Poor to Preserve Affordable Housing?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Mayor insists city policies should not keep poor neighborhoods poor to preserve low rents. We're taking your calls: are you wary of gentrification eradicating affordable rents?
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East Ramapo Gets a Monitor

Thursday, August 20, 2015

East Ramapo is finally getting a monitor to oversee the school board. New York State education commissioner MaryEllen Elia and monitor Dennis Walcott discuss their plans.
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What Good School Integration Might Look Like

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Schools like the Brooklyn New School have become highly attractive to parents, in part because of their diverse student bodies, but City Councilman Brad Lander says we need more options.
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Is Our Online Information Ever Safe?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer explains the growing frequency of major online hacks and data breaches.
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A NJ Pineland and Approval for a Pipeline

Thursday, August 20, 2015

NYPR's Matt Katz discusses the approval of a gas pipeline, without a public hearing or public input, after a NJ commission previously found the same plan violated the commission's rules.
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