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From Columbia to the District of Columbia

Monday, January 16, 2012

Reuters White House correspondent, Andy Sullivan, and national political reporter for POLITICO, Reid Epstein, discuss President Obama's speech on restructuring government agencies to the latest from the 2012 GOP race -- from Stephen Colbert's jumping in to Jon Huntsman's getting out.

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Open Phones: MLK Traditions

Monday, January 16, 2012

Other than having the day off from work or school, do you celebrate the holiday with friends and family? Call in with your MLK traditions. 

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Dr. King’s Education Legacy

Monday, January 16, 2012

Brian hosted a gathering of hundreds of New Yorkers yesterday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and to discuss whether education is a civil right. Hear excerpts from that event. Plus: hear the latest news from the GOP presidential race and get an update from Washington.

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed

Friday, January 13, 2012

New York Times national security correspondent, Scott Shane, and senior staff writer for The Wall Street Journal covering the Middle East, Farnaz Fassihi, discuss the fallout from the killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist - and the global security implications. 

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Open Phones: Education and Civil Rights

Friday, January 13, 2012

In anticipation of the MLK event this weekend at the Brooklyn Museum, we ask: What would it take to make quality education a civil right for all Americans? Is it already?

→ Join the Conversation at Schoolbook

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The State of the City

Friday, January 13, 2012

WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Ilya Marritz discuss the Mayor's State of the City address.

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The State of NYC Education

Friday, January 13, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and SchoolBook contributor, discusses the education proposals in Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City address.

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Open Phones: Stage Calls

Friday, January 13, 2012

Alan Gilbert halted a performance by the New York Philharmonic when a cell phone went off and didn't stop. WQXR host Naomi Lewin was there and reports back. Plus, listeners relate stories of performances that have been stopped by ringing cell phones.

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Dylan Ratigan on "Greedy Bastards"

Friday, January 13, 2012

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State of Play

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City address laid out plans for the future of the five boroughs. WNYC reporters discuss the progress he described and what’s next for his administration. Then, Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC discusses his new book on financial regulations. Plus: your calls on education as a civil right ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day; the latest from Iran, the death of nuclear scientists, and Stuxnet; and when was the last time you attended a performance which was interrupted by a cell phone?

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The State of Gov. Christie's State

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Governor Chris Christie postponed New Jersey's State of the State address, but WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and New Jersey News Service managing editor Nancy Solomon will round up New Jersey's political news.

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Open Phones: Blue Ivy and Your Run-Ins With the Super-Rich

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The birth of Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of Jay Z and Beyoncé, created a controversy over whether the couple dominated too much of the Lenox Hill Hospital maternity ward. Village Voice writer and author of the new book Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, Michael Musto, discusses the controversy and takes your calls.  

Listeners: Do you have stories about your run-ins with celebrities or the super rich in your daily lives? Call us and tell us if you reacted by being both annoyed and star-struck? Do you actually like brushing up against the privileged class--or are you too annoyed by it to be impressed? Tell us a story of your celebrity run-in. Call 212-433-WNYC or comment here. 

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When Private Equity Comes to Town

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital has made private equity firms an issue in the campaign. Peter Lattman, Dealbook reporter for The New York Times, looks at the industry and its effect on jobs.

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Open Phones: State of Your Neighborhood

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg will deliver his State of the City address this afternoon. Call in at 212-433-9692 and let us know what the state of your neighborhood is.

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Crosscheck: The Worsening Customer Experience

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jad Mouawad, airline correspondent for The New York Times, discusses how passengers have been squeezed as a result of the airline industry's success, and what consumer protection groups are doing.

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Seeing Dollar Signs

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Private equity firms are in the news because of Mitt Romney’s former role at Bain Capital. Peter Lattman, Dealbook reporter for the New York Times discusses what private equity firms actually do and how much they really contribute to the economy. Plus, New Jersey news with WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Nancy Solomon; the January series on flying and airline industry continues; NPR’s Planet Money correspondent Adam Davidson discusses the manufacturing sector in our economy; and the phones will be open for your stories about brushing up with celebrities and the super-rich.

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Creating and Keeping Manufacturing Jobs

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Adam Davidson, co-host of NPR's "Planet Money", discusses his Atlantic cover story, which profiles a plant in South Carolina that may serve as a model for the future of manufacturing and job creation in the U.S.

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Brian, Anna and Todd Talk Mussolini, Moderates, and Beanbags

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's the day after a Romney sweep of Iowa and New Hampshire - and all eyes shift to South Carolina. Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale, and Todd Zwillich play their most revealing clips and talk about comparisons of Obama to fascists; why moderates feel left out; and how to play "cornhole."

Don't forget this week's twitter challenge: Update the phrase "Politics ain't beanbag" with a more modern activity  (See what others are saying)

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NYC Housing Authority's Strategic Plan

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

John Rhea, the New York City Housing Authority's chairman, talks about their new strategic plan--including selling off air-rights and other strategies to raise revenue to support the city's public housing. 

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Good Enough for Google

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

William Poundstone is the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the New Economy. He joins us to share some brain teasers used to screen applicants at Google and other companies looking for creative thinkers. 

Have you ever gotten a brain-teaser or other sort of puzzle question in a job interview? Tell us about it!

shares some of the brain-teasers used to screen applicants at Google and other Cleared No
companies looking for creative thinkers.
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