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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

MTA Tax Reversal

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ted Mann, transportation reporter for the Wall Street Journal's Greater New York section, talks about the judge’s ruling against the MTA payroll tax.

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Eye of the Storm

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 1 of the Republican National Convention has been postponed because of the impending landfall of Hurricane Isaac. Molly Ball of The Atlantic checks in from Tampa on the state of affairs, Dean Skelos discusses the New York delegation, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Plus: what the MTA payroll tax ruling means, and powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez in trouble.

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Shooting At the Empire State Building

Friday, August 24, 2012

A shooting at the Empire State Building has left two people dead, including the suspect. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speak at a press conference from the scene. Then, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eugene O'Donnell and Capital NY reporter Azi Paybarah react to what's known about the incident.

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Teaching Bravery

Friday, August 24, 2012

Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety offers advice for helping children overcome anxiety and stress.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Social

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's That's My Issue Day, when we're inviting you to make an Issue Badge and share it with your friends. And as we do, the phones are open to talk about how your friends and others - teachers, parents, anyone - have influenced your politics. Have you had an experience with another person shape the way you view an issue? Call 212-433-9692.

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David Sanger on Iran

Friday, August 24, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and WNYC contributor, discusses his reporting on the progress of Iran's nuclear program and how regional tensions are playing out. Sanger is also the author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars And Surprising Use of American Power.

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Older Fathers and Autism

Friday, August 24, 2012

Alice Park, Time Magazine staff writer who covers health and medicine, talks about the latest research that shows older fathers increase a child's risk for autism and schizophrenia.

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Braving the Issues

Friday, August 24, 2012

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger discusses the latest news out of the Middle East. Plus: as part of our election-year project That’s My Issue, the phones will be open for you to tell us how a person in your life helped shaped your politics; WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein on presidential politics then and now; and a new book on how to raise brave, anxiety-free children.

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2008 vs. 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein compares the political atmosphere in 2008 to the political atmosphere this year as we head into the conventions next week.

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Your Twitter #InternAdvice

Thursday, August 23, 2012

As part of our ongoing series on internships, we opened the phones - and took to twitter - to get your advice for how to get the most out of an internship. Here are some of the responses, lots more from the calls to the show.

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"The Accidental Pundette"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Nancy Giles, CBS Sunday Morning contributor, talks about her one-woman show, "The Accidental Pundette," part of the Summer Shorts series at 59E59 theater.

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Intern Life: Getting the Most Out of Your Internship

Thursday, August 23, 2012

All this month, we're looking at the world of internships, from pay to policy. Today's topic: Your calls on how to get the most out of an internship. Employers and current or past interns--call us up at 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Paid Sick Leave Pressure

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progressives are mounting a campaign to force the City Council to pass paid sick leave legislation. Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party, discusses the bill and the issue.

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NYC Employment Paradox

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New York City keeps adding jobs, but the unemployment rate stays the same. Barbara Byrne Denham, chief economist at Eastern Consolidated, talks about NYC employment paradox and what it says about the area economy.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Business Owners

Thursday, August 23, 2012

That's My Issue is our election-year series to gather stories of how personal experience has shaped your politics. You can write your story and create a personalized badge, record your story directly from your computer, read essays, and do lots more on the That's My Issue home page.

Today: A Brian Lehrer Show call-in for anyone who has started a business or owns a business. How has the experience shaped your politics? Did government help you, or hinder you? How have your views on taxes, health insurance, pay, or any other issue changed? Give us a call at 212-433-9692.

→ Want To Share Your Story? Visit the That's My Issue Homepage

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The Akin Fallout

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World, discusses the political fallout from Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin's inflammatory comments on rape and abortion.

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Campaign March

Thursday, August 23, 2012

There’s mounting pressure for sick paid legislation in New York City. Dan Cantor of the Working Families Party explains their campaign and paths to passing a bill. Plus: unemployment numbers in New York City; CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles on how she became “The Accidental Pundette”; and how interns can leverage their experience into employment.

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One Hundred Years of Middle East History

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bernard Lewis, historian professor emeritus at Princeton University, talks about the historical roots of the Middle Eastern conflicts and his memoir, entitled Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian. He's joined by Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and author of The Syrian Rebellion, to discuss recent political developments in the Middle East.

→ EVENT: Tel Aviv University will host a dinner honoring Bernard Lewis, including a tribute from Fouad Ajami, at The Pierre on Wednesday, September 12th

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Bronx DA Declines to Prosecute

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang discusses her months-long investigation that reveals that the Bronx DA declines to prosecute far more cases than other borough's DA's.

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NYCHA Chairman Rhea Responds

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New York City Housing Authority chairman John Rhea responds to the Daily News examination of NYCHA's board structure and finances.

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