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Paul Ryan's Budgets: Roadmap vs. Path

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Marc Goldwein, Senior Policy Director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discusses the difference between the first Ryan budget  plan - the "Roadmap for America" - and the more recent "Path to Prosperity."

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Intern Life: Who Gets Paid?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

All this month, we're looking at the world of internships, from pay to policy. Our guest for this month, Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, continues the weekly series on life as an intern and the socioeconomics of internships.

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Atheism on the Rise

Thursday, August 16, 2012

1 in 20 Americans now identify as "athiest," a five-fold increase since 2005. Kimberly Winston, correspondent for the Religion News Service, discusses a new poll that shows an uptick in atheism, and a drop in religiosity, in the United States.

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Join The Crowd

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Share stories about the before-30 life experience that shaped your politics as That's My Issue continues. Plus: Nina Khrushcheva and Masha Lipman discuss free speech in the context of Russia's Pussy Riot trial; Kimberly Winston, reporter for the Religion News Service, talks about a new poll that suggests an uptick in atheism in the US; and we continue our Intern Life series with a discussion of the socioeconomics of internships.

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Open Phones: That's My Issue

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

As part of our election-year project That's My Issue (launching today), we're gathering stories of an experience in your life that helped shape your politics. You'll be able to share your story, create a custom badge, record directly from your computer, and do lots more.

Below, some of the calls and stories that came in during the segment. Be sure to add yours at the That's My Issue homepage, and stay tuned for more open phones on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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Open Phones: Julia Child's Birthday

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today is the hundredth birthday of Julia Child, the American TV chef and author famous for her French cooking. We'll take your calls and hear from Union Square Cafe chef Carmen Quagliata, one of the participants in Julia Child Restaurant Week.  

Does Julia Child have a hand in your kitchen? Has she influenced the way you think about food and the way you cook? Do you have a Julia Child recipe that you return to for special occasions? Call 212-433-9692 with your Julia Child 100th birthday wishes and remembrances -- or post here!

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Violence in Sinai and Morsi's Reaction

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and author of Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?, talks about the recent violence in Sinai and its effect on Egyptian politics.

 

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Homelessness Spike in NYC

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses why there's been a spike in homelessness in New York.

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Applying for Deferred Deportation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New York's Secretary of State, Cesar Perales, discusses New York's program to help young immigrants apply for Deferred Action, a federal program that starts today.

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Hochul: The Ryan Effect

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blogger Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, looks at Kathy Hochul's campaigns in 2011 and 2012 and what they might have to say about the effect of Paul Ryan on the national ticket.

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Issue Oriented

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The phones will be open for you to tell us a story about an experience in your life that helped shape your politics. It’s part of a new project called That’s My Issue. Plus: today is the first day young immigrants can apply for deferred deportation. The New York’s Secretary of State Cesar Perales discusses the ins and outs of applying. And: what Kathy Hochul’s campaign says about the Paul Ryan effect; and a conversation about the spike in homelessness in New York City.

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Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bonnie Fuller, editor-in-chief of HollywoodLife.com and former editor of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Us Weekly, reflects on the life of Helen Gurley Brown, who passed away yesterday at age 90. Helen Gurley Brown wrote Sex and the Single Girl and was the influential editor of Cosmopolitan before Fuller took the helm. She is credited with influencing the sexual revolution and creating the idea of the "Cosmo Girl." 

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Language Issues

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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The GOP Rallies

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter for The Washington Post and the anchor blogger for the Post's "Election 2012" blog, discusses how both campaigns are positioning themselves in the wake of Mitt Romney's choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Plus, what the selection of Chris Christie to deliver the keynote address at the Republican Convention means.

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Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jennifer Burns, assistant professor of history at Stanford and author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, discusses the life and work of Ayn Rand and her influence on GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and the political right more broadly.

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Influence and Meaning

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisc). has been influenced by Ayn Rand. Now that he’s Mitt Romney’s running mate, Jennifer Burns, professor at Stanford University and author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand the American Right, explains Objectivism. First: how both campaigns are positioning themselves after the VP pick. Plus: the NYPD’s partnership with Microsoft aims to integrate surveillance; how nuns are responding to the rebuke by the Vatican; and linguist John McWhorter.

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Domain Awareness System

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fast Company reporter Neal Ungerleider talks about the new joint NYPD/Microsoft endeavor to monitor parts of Manhattan.

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Barbara Marx Hubbard

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In the wake of the Vatican's harsh rebuke of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), we talk with Barbara Marx Hubbard, the keynote speaker at the LCWR's recent Assembly.

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Open Phones: First Impressions

Monday, August 13, 2012

What did you or your house guest think of New York City when you first arrived or visited? Listeners call-in to relate what first impression of NYC they remember.

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New Jersey Update: Christie Ads and Medical Marijuana

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talk about the some mysterious pro-Governor Christie ads, plus the latest on medical marijuana in New Jersey.

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