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Romney-Ryan 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Governor Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. To react to this choice and what it'll mean for the Republican ticket, we have Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda. Then, Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, discusses Paul Ryan's background and record. 

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Starbucks, Square, and the Future of Money

Monday, August 13, 2012

Senior writer for Wired, Steven Levy, explains how cashless payment at Starbucks will evolve through a new deal with Square, and what it means for commerce and the consumer experience.

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Meet the Candidates: Republicans for CT Senate

Monday, August 13, 2012

Connecticut Republican contenders for U.S. Senate Linda McMahonformer CEO of WWE, and Christopher Shaysformer Congressman (R CT 4th), talk about Tuesday's primary election to pick the candidates to replace Joe Lieberman.

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Open Prep: 15 Things to Read, See and Hear About Paul Ryan

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan for his vice presidential pick. Reihan Salam of the National Review will be discussing the pick on Monday's Brian Lehrer show. In the meantime, here's some background reading on Ryan.

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Back to the Future

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mitt Romney has chosen Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. We'll discuss with National Review's Reihan Salam and the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. Plus:Wired senior writer Steven Levy discusses what a new cashless payment system at Starbucks tells us about how commerce is changing and what the consumer experience will be like in the future. And the latest on presidential politics; a pro-Christie shadow campaign in New Jersey; the two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Connecticut; and calls from out of town tourists on what their first impressions are about New York.

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Michelle Rhee's Education Reform

Friday, August 10, 2012

Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington DC school system and now the head of Students First NY, talks about the New York State advocacy group she's founded that's being described as a counter to the teachers' union. 

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And That's The Way It is

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. But you can keep the conversation going in the comments section!

Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington DC school system, has started an advocacy group. She describes the goals of StudentsFirstNY and whether it hopes to counter the influence of the teachers’ union. Then, Dr. Diane Ravitch, a former US assistant secretary of education and critic of Rhee’s style of reform, responds. Plus: historian Douglas Brinkley talks about his new book, Cronkite, and the life and times of “the most trusted man in America.” And the American author John Irving on how his agenda is reflected in his work.

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Cronkite by Brinkley

Friday, August 10, 2012

Douglas Brinkleyprofessor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite, talks about his biography of the news anchor called "the most trusted man in America."

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Diane Ravitch on School Performance and Standardized Testing

Friday, August 10, 2012

Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University, author of the "Bridging Differences" blog at Education Week and also author of  The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, follows up on a discussion about school performance and the frustration some teachers feel about standardized testing.

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John Irving: In One Person

Friday, August 10, 2012

John Irving, author of The World According to Garp, talks about his newest novel, In One Person.

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New York Great for Retirees

Thursday, August 09, 2012

NYC made Kiplinger's top 5 list for retiree-livingSandy Block, senior associate editor for Kiplinger's Personal Finance explains why it's great for seniors.

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Surviving Penn Station

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Jim O'Grady, WNYC transportation reporter, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, discuss their reporting on the ups and downs of trying to get around Penn Station.

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Intern Life: Internships Then and Now

Thursday, August 09, 2012

New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse continues his series on internships, every Thursday in August. Today's topic: how internships have changed over time.

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HSBC and Standard Chartered Behaving Badly

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Carrick Mollenkamp, reporter for Reuters, discusses the money laundering scandals at two UK banks.

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David Sanger on Syria, Iran and Regional Conflict

Thursday, August 09, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, discusses the latest diplomatic efforts around the Syria crisis and where Iran and the rest of the region fit in.

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Meet the Candidates: Dems for CT Senate

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Connecticut Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Susan Bysiewicz, former Connecticut secretary of state, and Chris Murphy, U.S. Congressman (D-CT-5th), talk about Tuesday's primary election to pick the candidates who will replace Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate.

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Truth and Consequences

Thursday, August 09, 2012

New York Times chief national correspondent and WNYC contributor David Sanger discusses the regional consequences of the crisis in Syria. Plus: a conversation about the money laundering allegations at HSBC and Standard Chartered; the Democratic U.S. Senate candidates from Connecticut; how internships have changed over time; why New York City is great for seniors; and your calls on how to best navigate Penn Station.

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Money Handlers

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Kevin Delaney, Vice Dean for Faculty at the College of Liberal Arts and sociology professor at Temple University, asks how working with money affects people's attitudes towards it in his book, Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players and Hedge Fund Traders.

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Fairway Goes Public

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The local Fairway grocery chain is one of the first companies to take advantage of a new program that lets smaller businesses go public through a more streamlined process. Greg David, director of the Business and Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, Crain's New York Business contributor and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City talks about the Fairway IPO, and concerns over the level of disclosure in the process.

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Gay Dads

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Abbie Goldberg, associate professor of psychology at Clark University, senior research fellow at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, regular blogger for Psychology Today and the author of Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood, looks at the specific issues faced by gay couples when adopting children.

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