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Following Up: Do Latino Leaders Need to Speak Spanish?

Friday, August 03, 2012

Both parties are trying to court the Latino vote, and putting Latino politicians in the spotlight. But some of them don't speak Spanish…. Does it matter? We ask Gerson Borrero, columnist at El Diario La Prensa and borreroreport.com.

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Goldman Sachs Funds Anti-Recidivism Program

Friday, August 03, 2012

New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs discusses the deal between the city and Goldman Sachs and the potential of social impact bond financing for social service programs.

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Gymnastics Fever

Friday, August 03, 2012

Meghan O'Rourke, Slate contributor and author of The Long Goodbye: A Memoir, discusses why gymnastics is so captivating and takes calls from anyone with gymnastics fever.

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The Culture of Cuomo in Albany

Friday, August 03, 2012

Capitol New York political reporter Azi Paybarah explains how Governor Cuomo's promises of transparency compare to his administration's record, and discusses the latest on the governor's 2016 hopes.

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Life Without Parole

Friday, August 03, 2012

Charles Ogletree, professor and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and co-editor of Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty?, examines the social, political, cultural, and legal meanings of lifelong imprisonment.

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July Jobs and the Fed

Friday, August 03, 2012

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is stuck between the economic hawks, who are worried about high inflation, and doves, who want to spur employment. Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses this morning's jobs report and whether it will spur the Fed into further action.

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Vote: What's NYC's Most Annoying Sound?

Friday, August 03, 2012

UPDATE: The results are in! Car Alarms def MTA Emergency Exits to win as the NYC sound that #ANNOISE you the most!

Semifinals Results: MTA Emergency Exits def Motorcyles | Car Alarms def Subway Stereos

Quarterfinals Results: MTA Emergency Exits def Loud Conversations | Car Alarms def Yankee Fans | Subway Stereos def Garbage Trucks | Motorcycles def Subway Screech

Round of 16 Results: Loud Conversations def NYC Politicians | MTA Emergency Exits def Ice Cream Trucks | Subway Screech def Subway PA Announcements | Loud Motorcycles def Jackhammers | Yankee Fans def Gum Chewing | Car Alarms def Firetrucks | No Headphones def Nail Clipping | Garbage Trucks def Idling Buses

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Put to the Test

Friday, August 03, 2012

New York City will be a test case for "social impact bond" financing for social service programs. New York City Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs will discuss the deal announced yesterday where Goldman Sachs will invest ten million dollars in an effort to curb recidivism with the hopes of getting a return on their investment. Plus: Andrew Cuomo's Albany; what today's jobs numbers mean; a hard look at life without parole; and your calls on gymnastic fever.

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Open Phones: What Should Brian Read or Listen to on Vacation?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Brian's off for his annual summer vacation starting tomorrow. As we do every year, we ask: What should Brian listen to or read on his trip? And please limit your suggestions to recent releases - we'll compile them below!

 Listen below to a mix of some of your picks - we'll add more as they come in.

Summer Vacation Picks from blshow on 8tracks.

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Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Mathew M. Wambua, Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development, talks about the latest from the office of affordable housing, including the City's micro-units project, new investments, an online lottery, and more.

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Taxing Campaign

Thursday, August 02, 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney are going back and forth on their respective tax strategies. Ruben Navarette, nationally syndicated columnist and CNN contributor, talks about the latest in the pre-convention presidential campaign.

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On the Chick-Fil-A Backlash

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and what local politicians have said in response to the news that the company's CEO is against gay marriage.

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Intern Life: What's Legal?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, kicks off the weekly series on life as an intern and the role of internships in our economy. Today's topic: What's legal and what's not, and what rights interns have.

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Talmud Party

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, talks about the celebration at the Meadowlands of all those who've read the Talmud, one page per day, over the last 2,711 days.

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Day by Day

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and the national day of appreciation, and what local elected officials have said about gay rights and the fast food chain. Plus: Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua; a celebration for those who have read the Talmud over the past 2,711 days; our August series on internships kicks off; and what should Brian listen to or read on his summer break?

Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and the national day of appreciation, and what local elected officials have said about gay rights and the fast food chain. Plus: Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua; a celebration for those who have read the Talmud over the past 2,711 days; our August series on internships kicks off; and what should Brian listen to or read on his summer break? 
Day by Day
Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and the national day of appreciation, and what local elected officials have said about gay rights and the fast food chain. Plus: Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua; a celebration for those who have read the Talmud over the past 2,711 days; our August series on internships kicks off; and what should Brian listen to or read on his summer break
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Imagining an NYC Olympics

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

NYC lost out to London for the 2012 games. WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and Newsday presenter on the BBC World Service Nuala McGovern discuss what the city missed, and imagine the games taking place in NYC.

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Remembering Gore Vidal

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, remembers the life and work of the celebrated author and cultural icon Gore Vidal, who died yesterday at the age of 86. Call in (212-433-WNYC/9692) with how you remember the writer and thinker, or start posting in the comments below. What's your favorite Gore Vidal memory or work? 

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India's Blackout in Context

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Anand Giridharadas, "Currents" columnist for the New York Times and author of India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, discusses the massive blackout in India, which ended yesterday, and what it says about that country's development and democracy. 

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CEO in Chief

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Vanity Fair national editor, Todd Purdum, looks at the theory that business experience is important for a president.

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Screening Room: Gore Vidal's Best Moments

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Novelist, essayist and cultural critic Gore Vidal died at the age of 86 Tuesday. Here are some of our favorite Vidal moments - from showdowns with fellow intellectuals to bizarre guest appearances. Got a Vidal moment to suggest? Post the video link below and we'll add it.

The Brian Lehrer Show will be discussing the legacy of Vidal - and taking your calls - Wednesday at 11:40am

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