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Open Phones: Why Don't You Vote?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Voter turnout in New York is abysmal--and we want to know why, what there is to do about it, and why we should all care.

Listeners: If you don't vote, tell us why. Maybe you don't vote because you feel like your vote doesn't matter. Maybe you feel like both parties are the same. Do you want to vote but are not allowed to? Or are you disillusioned with the political process and don't want to participate? Call us up at 212-433-WNYC or text "NYCVOTES" to 30644. 

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Living with Protest

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Julie Menin, chairwoman of Community Board 1 in lower Manhattan, discusses how downtown residents are dealing with their new neighbors in Zuccotti Park.

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Now the Hard Part

Thursday, October 27, 2011

With the OWS protests underway, Egyptian democracy activist Basem Fathy talks about the similarities and differences between Zuccotti Park and Tahrir Square, and the work left to be done.

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Cell Phones and Classrooms

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, talks about how students and parents deal with cell phone bans in school, and Willyn Webb, educator and co-author, with Lisa Nielsen, of Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning describes a few ways teachers can use texting in the classroom.

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Euro Zone Crisis Solved

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, talks about the agreement, reached overnight, to resolve the Greek debt crisis.

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Moving Forward

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zucotti Park has taken criticism from the surrounding community. Lower Manhattan’s Community Board 1 chairwoman Julie Menin discusses the tension. Plus: Egyptian democracy activist Basem Fathy discusses post-revolution Egypt; WNYC’s education reporter and SchoolBook contributor, Beth Fertig, talks about cell phones in the classroom; the October weekly series on cars and driving continues with a conversation about buying new cars; and a call-in for people who don’t vote.

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Behind the Wheel: Looking Ahead

Thursday, October 27, 2011

This month's Brian Lehrer Show series on cars and driving continues with a look at the automotive industry in 2012 with Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Edmunds.com and editor in chief of AutoObserver.com.

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From A to Z

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Frank Rich, New York Magazine columnist, describes what he sees as "the anger of a full-fledged class war" manifesting itself in Zuccotti Park and similar protests around the country. Plus: New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast on her own take on the alphabet book; WNYC’s Jim O'Grady on the latest effort from the MTA to fight litter (by removing trash bins); your favorite New York City spots; and what to look forward to in art galleries and museums. 

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The Trash Train

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jim O'Grady, WNYC's transit reporter, explains the latest MTA plan to fight litter by removing trash barrels from subway platforms.

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Critic's Picks: Art Museums and Galleries

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Carolina Miranda, arts critic and author of WNYC Culture's Gallerina blog, shares what she's looking forward to this fall in art galleries and museums.

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Your City, Your New York: Your Favorite Places

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jeryl Brunner, entertainment journalist and author of My City, My New York: Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places, takes your calls about your favorite New York City spots and talks about what celebrities said when she asked them about the NYC locations dear to them. Jay Jay French, founding member and one of the guitarists of the band Twisted Sister, and Will Shortz, editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, chime in with their favorite places.

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ABC's of Phobias

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast designs her own take on the alphabet book from "alien abduction" to the end in What I Hate From A to Z (Bloomsbury USA, 2011).

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Frank Rich on Class Warfare

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Frank RichNew York Magazine columnist, discusses his latest piece on Occupy Wall Street and what he calls "the anger of a full-fledged class war." He also reflects on the 10th anniversary of the PATRIOT Act, and talks about the end of the Iraq War and current politics. 

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Putting It Out There

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger describes what he calls the emerging Obama Doctrine. Plus: Israeli novelist and essayist, Amos Oz, discusses his new collection of short stories; Marc Maron, stand-up comic and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron discusses the popularity of his podcast and his views on Occupy Wall Street; and the pop music to look forward to this fall.

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Land of Oz

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Israeli novelist and essayist, Amos Oz, talks about his new collection of short stories: Scenes from Village Life.

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Critics' Picks: Pop Music

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Newsday critic and Takeaway contributor, Rafer Guzman shares what pop music he's looking forward to this fall.

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The State of Real Estate

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jhoanna Robledo, real estate reporter at New York magazine, and Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal real estate reporter, talk about Obama's housing rescue plan, the latest real estate market indicators, and whatever became of all those vacant condos.

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Marc Maron: What's What

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Marc Maron, stand-up comic and host of WTF with Marc Maron, talks about his popular podcast and Occupy Wall Street.

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Washington and the Emerging Doctrine

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, David Sanger, discusses the latest from Washington, including how the Obama administration is reacting to news from Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. 

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MLK Memorial

Monday, October 24, 2011

Natalie Hopkinson, writer for The Root and the author of Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation, talks about the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the Mall in Washington.

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