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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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Bike Crash Fatalities and Police Reporting

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

WNYC reporter Alex Goldmark details police procedures following cyclist fatalities and why so few drivers face charges.

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Rebel in the City

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, discusses how cities are at the center of both capital and class struggles--and asks how cities might be reorganized to be more just.

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Wallace and Westmoreland

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David Blum, editor of Kindle Singles at Amazon, adjunct professor at Columbia School of Journalism, and author of TICK...TICK...TICK...The Long Life and Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes, talks about the Westmoreland v. CBS case, its affect on Mike Wallace, and history's verdict on the accusations.

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The Science Behind Telling Stories

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

In his ongoing efforts to bring more science to the humanities, Jonathan Gottschall looks at the human "instinct" for narrative. Gottschall teaches English at Washington & Jefferson College and is the author of the new book The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

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What's Up with Chris Hayes?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Christopher Hayes, editor-at-large of The Nation and host of "Up With Chris Hayes" on MSNBC, discusses the latest in politics and Paul Ryan's budget proposal.

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Keeping it Human

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chris Hayes, editor-at-large of The Nation and host of "Up with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC, continues the discussion about the Ryan Plan and its proposed cuts in entitlement spending. Then: WNYC reporter, Alex Goldmark, reports on police procedures following cyclist fatalities in New York City. Plus: literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall, talks about his new book The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human; and leading social theorist, David Harvey, discusses how cities are at the center of both capital and class struggles in his new book, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

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Defending the Ryan Budget

Monday, April 09, 2012

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, looks at some of the charges and counter-charges surrounding the House-passed federal budget.

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New York Business

Monday, April 09, 2012

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, discusses the past half-century of New York's big business that he chronicles in his new book, Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City.

EVENT:  Greg David will be hosting a book signing tonight at 7 at the Barnes & Noble on 82nd street and Broadway. 

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Open Phones: Opinion Roulette

Monday, April 09, 2012

We invite you to call in with your opinion on any issue, as long as you respond to the opinion of the caller before you.  Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

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School Break News Roundup

Monday, April 09, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, looks at Chancellor Walcott's first year and other education news.

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Not Quite Alcoholic

Monday, April 09, 2012

Robert Doyle, MD, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and co-author with Joseph Novinski of Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem? (The Almost Effect), talks about those people who fall somewhere between social drinkers and black-out drinkers.

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Forging Economic Legacies

Monday, April 09, 2012

Reihan Salam of The Daily and The National Review Online’s The Agenda defends the Paul Ryan budget and its proposed $5.3 trillion in cuts. Greg David, of the CUNY Journalism School and Crain's New York Business, traces the city's financial legacy from Main Street to Wall Street over the past 50 years in his new book Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City. WNYC education reporter and SchoolBook contributor Beth Fertig looks at Chancellor Walcott’s first year and other education news.  Plus: Harvard Medical School's Dr. Robert Doyle talks about what it means to be “almost alcoholic.”

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Freakonomics: Lottery for Savings

Friday, April 06, 2012

Stephen J. Dubner, host of Freakonomics Radio, talks about the latest edition of Freakonomics Radio and whether America's enthusiasm for lotteries can translate into a higher savings rate. 

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End of War: The Military Industrial Complex

Friday, April 06, 2012

William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of The Military-Industrial Complex, and Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist for Slate and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed, discuss the military industrial complex and whether cutting corporate influence could stop wars. 

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Health Care, How To Do It Right

Friday, April 06, 2012

In his new PBS documentary, "U.S. Health Care: The Good News," T.R. Reid, veteran foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, explores the places that manage to balance fiscal and physical health.

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Standing Your Ground From State to State

Friday, April 06, 2012

Emily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, continues the conversation about the President Obama's conflict with the 5th Circuit over the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court case. Plus, she'll discuss Florida's Stand Your Ground Law and how gun regulation varies from state to state.

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Open Phones: Relevance of Easter and Passover

Friday, April 06, 2012

As we head into the weekend, we'd like to hear from you: what is the relevance of Easter and Passover in today's world? Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

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JOBS Act and Jersey Jobs

Friday, April 06, 2012

Charles Herman, WNYC Economics editor, and Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter, join to discuss today's jobs numbers, the local angle, and the various ways politicians are trying to create work - including the JOBS Act.

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