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Thursday, October 06, 2011

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PICTURES! Bruce Davidson was on the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday, October 18th - Listen Here

Subway, Bruce Davidson's classic collection of New York City photography, is being re-released this fall by Aperture books. On Tuesday, October 18th, Bruce will join Brian Lehrer to talk about his photographs, and we want you to submit your most iconic subway shot. Head underground (or to an elevated track!) and snap a picture, then submit it here. Bruce will take a look at your submissions, and we'll feature some of our favorites online and on-air. By the way, regulations for what kind of photography is legal on MTA trains and platforms can be found here. Short version: it's legal, as long as you don't have extra equipment.

EXHIBIT: Aperture Gallery presents Bruce Davidson: Subway—a groundbreaking series documenting a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City, coinciding with the highly anticipated re-release of the book published in 1986. Opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 6:00-8:00 pm Exhibition on view: Monday, October 3-Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Ahead of the Curve

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and the anti-globalization movement’s manifesto, No Logo, talks about why she’s joined the Occupy Wall Street protests. Plus: WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly talks about New Jersey politics after the Christie presidential speculation and before the November state election; the October weekly series on cars and driving begins with Michelle Krebs, editor in chief of AutoObserver.com; a conversation about the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature; author Isabel Wilkerson takes calls on family Great Migration stories; and remembering Steve Jobs. 

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What's Next for the Republican Presidential Field?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Matt Bai, chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, discusses the Republican field and whether we should consider it set now that Chris Christie ruled out a last-minute bid.

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Media and the Muslim World

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and author of The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil, Lawrence Pintak examines media and policy in the Muslim world and reflects on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

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Your Nominees For The Nobel Prize in Literature

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Nobel committee is announcing this year's Literature Prize winner early tomorrow morning. We take your nominations and readings for who you think should win this year.

Tip: Be sure they haven't won before (you can find a list of past winners using the link below) and make sure they are still living.

Nominate someone on-air with a 100-word reading. Pick your excerpt now and call in to 212.433.WNYC at 11:40!

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Nobel Sciences

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Bob Vosatka science educator at the Liberty Science Center, talks about the breakthroughs that won this week's Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics, and chemistry.   

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Unions Join Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Mike Fishman and president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York Michael Mulgrew explain why their unions are joining the Occupy Wall Street protests today.

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FEMA Funding and the Deficit

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

U.S. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19), a co-chair with U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) of the Hurricane Irene coalition in Congress, discusses ongoing budget negotiations in Washington. Then, Representative Pascrell, who serves on the House Budget Committee and is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, gives his take on how the federal government can fund FEMA for disaster relief and overcome another looming budget impasse. Plus both react to NJ Governor Christie's decision not to run for president.

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Stepping Up

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

U.S. Representatives Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-8) are two co-chairs of the Hurricane Irene congressional coalition. They discuss how FEMA disaster relief funding has become part of the still ongoing budget battles in Washington -- and react to Chris Christie's decision not to run for president. Plus: Mike Fishman of SEIU 32BJ discusses why unions are joining the Occupy Wall Street movement; Lawrence Pintak, author of The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil, reflects on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki; and a closer look at the Nobel prizes for science.

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Terrorists at Heart

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Terror Free Tomorrow, is a non- partisan, not-for-profit organization which investigates the causes of extremism. President and founder, Ken Ballen, discusses his book Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals, which profiles six of the many terrorists he's interviewed and their emotional attachment to extremism.

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Fail: Hip Replacements

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Barry Meier, reporter for New York Times business, public health and law, discusses his reports on the problems with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Moving Working Families Forward

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Brooklyn College economics professor Robert Cherry discusses his new book, Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work.

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Tough Love

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz argues that other American corporations should follow Starbucks lead and stop giving political donations until Washington lawmakers learn to work together. Plus: a new book profiling six terrorists and their emotional attachment to extremism; third way policies for working families; and New York Times reporter Barry Meier discusses the growing problem of faulty metal-on-metal artificial hips.

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The Wall Street Take on Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Josh Brown, financial advisor and man behind the popular Reformed Broker blog, and Henry Blodget, editor in chief and CEO of Business Insider, discuss whether the conversation at Occupy Wall Street is affecting the conversation on Wall Street itself.

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Change Brewing

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, is urging other corporate execs to stop making campaign donations until Washington starts working together to repair the economy.

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Free Trade Agreements and Jobs

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post congressional reporter and lead author of 2chambers, the Post's blog covering politics and policy on Capitol Hill, and Elizabeth Williamson, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, talk about the three free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, which the White House submitted to Congress yesterday after resolving a dispute over displaced worker assistance.

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What We Know Now

Monday, October 03, 2011

New York Magazine’s national affairs editor John Heilemann discusses politics heading into 2012. Plus: the evolutionary biologist and author, Richard Dawkins, talks about his new graphic science book exploring what we should teach kids about science and the world and why; the pros and cons of banking at credit unions and community banks over the big banks; and two Canadians travel the perimeter of the United States and are here to tell us what they learned.

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How We Know What's Really True

Monday, October 03, 2011

Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist and author talks about his new graphic science book, The Magic of Reallity: How We Know What's Really True, illustrated by Dave McKean, which explores what we should teach our kids about science, the world and why.

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What We Know About Occupy Wall Street

Monday, October 03, 2011

Writer and editor of Waging Nonviolence, Nathan Schneider, examines the protests and movement taking place around Occupy Wall Street.

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At The Edges of the U.S.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Canadian writers Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds, one the descendent of an American slave, the other educated at an American school in Brazil, write about their trip around the perimeter of the U.S. and discuss their new book, Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America.

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