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Presidents and Their Faiths

Friday, April 13, 2012

Steve Shaw, political science professor at Northwest Nazarene University, and Darrin Grinder, chair of the English department at Northwest Nazarene University, are co-authors of The Presidents & Their Faith: From George Washington to Barack Obama. They look at how the relationship between religion and the presidency has played out in history.

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How Gilt Changed Shopping

Friday, April 13, 2012

Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founders of Gilt Groupe, and authors of By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, discuss how their business changed the way we shop--and what it says about consumer culture today. 

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Lessons to Learn

Friday, April 13, 2012

Former chancellor of the DC school system, Michelle Rhee, talks about her campaign for education reform that she’s now bringing to New York.  Plus: Advocates talk about service worker advocacy efforts.  Gilt Groupe co-founders Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson talk about their company and consumer culture.  Northwest Nazarene University professors Steve Shaw and Darrin Grinder explore the relationship between religion and politics from George Washington to Barack Obama.  And, humorist Joel Stein shares his tax accountant tales.

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Joe Nocera on the Chevy Volt

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist at The New York Times, discusses the right's reaction to the Chevy Volt-.

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Open Phones: George Zimmerman Charged

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Following up on the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida, does the indictment of George Zimmerman mean the protests should stop?  Could you sit impartially on his jury?

Call us at 212-433-WNYC or comment here! 

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Apple, E-Books, and the DOJ's Anti-Trust Case

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tim Carmody, senior writer for WIRED, discusses what the antitrust case against Apple and 5 publishers means for the industries and for consumers of e-books--and why Amazon is very happy about this turn of events.

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Poll: Your Open Source Conversation Starters

Thursday, April 12, 2012

On Tuesday, the Brian Lehrer Show asked for your suggestions for conversation starters. In addition to your phone calls, we've also received over 100 submissions through our comments page and now we're asking for your vote on which open phones conversation we should have tomorrow.

Check out all the listener submissions and listen to the original segment here.

To get back to the main show page, click here

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Gridlock Sam's Master Plan: Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Each Thursday in April, Sam Schwartz, aka Gridlock Sam at The Daily News, and former NYC traffic commissioner, explains another facet of his plan for equitably pricing NYC transit and tolls. This week: bicyclists and pedestrians.  

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Debate: Does Income Inequality Matter?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Scott Winship, fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, debate whether income inequality is really a problem.

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On the Road to Inequality

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera discusses the backlash against the Chevy Volt by the right.  Wired senior writer Tim Carmody explains what the antitrust case against Apple and five publishers means for the industry and ebook readers. Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Scott Winship, fellow at the Brookings Institution, talk about economic inequality.  Plus: Sam Schwartz, a.k.a. "Gridlock Sam" at the Daily News, focuses on pedestrians and bikes in this week’s installment of the NYC transportation series.

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Listen: Gideon Rose on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Turmoil in Syria and a Ballot in Egypt

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, explains the state of the negotiations for a ceasefire in Syria, and what we know about the presidential ballot in Egypt.

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Governor Nikki Haley's American Story

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina and now author of her memoir, Can't Is Not An Option: My American Story, talks about her background as a child of immigrants who has become a rising star in the Republican party, and today's political news headlines.

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Learning from Engineering Failure

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

As designs get more technologically complex, Henry Petroski, professor of civil engineering and history at Duke University and the author most recently of To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, says it's more important to study patterns of failure in past projects -- and in historical incidents like the sinking of the Titanic.

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A. J. Jacobs: Advice for Living

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In another installment of "experimental living," A.J. Jacobs, the author of The Year of Living Biblically, follows ALL the advice for healthy living for his new book, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.

EVENT: Join A.J. Jacobs at the Barnes & Noble on 82nd street and Broadway on Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm.

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Open Phones: Finding Diversity

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Picking up on one of the "conversation starters" listeners proposed, today's question is "Why is it hard to have a diverse set of friends, and should we care?"   And joining us in the studio is Dr. Valerie Salwen, the listener who inspired this segment, to talk about her search for more diverse friends.Call us at 212-433-WNYC or comment.

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NYPD Blues

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor looks at the overall mood at the NYPD, from criticism of stop-and-frisk to the PBA's ad campaign, and discusses the increase in police shootings. 

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This American Story

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nikki Haley, the Republican Governor of South Carolina, talks about her new memoir, the presidential race, and the future of the Republican Party. Plus: Author of Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, A. J. Jacobs, talks about his latest installment in “experimental living.” And Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, gives an update on the crisis in Syria and the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt. 

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Open Phones: Open Source Conversation

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Brian takes your suggestions for tomorrow's conversation. Call or comment here!

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Listen: David Harvey on Whether War is Inevitable

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David Harvey, leading social theorist, Distinguished Professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, recently came on the Brian Lehrer Show to discuss how cities are at the center of both capital and class struggles--and asks how cities might be reorganized to be more just. When he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? Listen. 

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