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Who Would Your Favorite Superhero Vote For?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Contributor to It's A Free Country and one of the editors of Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, Jeff Yang, talks about his most recent column on how comic books and politics mix, and who he thinks various superheroes would endorse in the 2012 election.

→ Read Jeff's Piece, Add Your Comments, and Listen at It's A Free Country

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Ask an Occupy Wall Street Reporter

Friday, October 14, 2011

Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, takes your questions about Occupy Wall Street, particularly the logistics of the encampment at Zucotti Park.

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Following Up: Self-Defense

Friday, October 14, 2011

Following up on yesterday's conversation on the Brooklyn sexual attacks, Tracy Hobson, executive director of the Center for Anti-Violence Education, offers advice on self-defense strategies.

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To The Rescue

Friday, October 14, 2011

Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, explains how Occupy Wall Street protestors are organizing meals, showers and bathroom trips in addition to the movement itself. Plus: a discussion of white collar crime after the sentencing of Raj Rajaratnam for insider trading; It’s A Free Country contributor Jeff Yang talks about the 2012 presidential field through a comic book lens; searching for a solution to urban street violence; and how rescue dogs can end up rescuing people.  

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Plotting the Course

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vanity Fair contributing editor Suzanna Andrews discusses her article in the current issue about the Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s battles with Wall Street bankers and fellow Obama administration officials. Plus: David Sanger of the New York Times and Karen Greenberg of Fordham Law School discuss the foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador; Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of LatinoJustice, discusses a proposal to redraw district lines along racial lines; Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Edmunds.com and editor in chief of AutoObserver.com, discusses car sharing strategies; and the art and science of translation.

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Does It Translate?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

As Google Translate and similar programs gain traction, Princeton professor David Bellos talks about the art and science of translation and other communication challenges. Bellos is director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University and a recipient of the Booker International Translator’s Award. His new book is Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything (Faber & Faber, 2011). 

→ Event:  David Bellos will be reading at McNally Jackson bookstore tonight at 7PM.

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Drawing Ethnic District Lines

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of Latino Justice PRLDEF, discusses a proposal from minority advocacy groups to redraw districts with an eye toward creating districts with large Latino or Asian populations.

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Behind the Wheel: Rentals and Car Shares

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This month's Brian Lehrer Show series on cars and driving continues with car shares and rentals - and we take your calls on what you use. Our guest is Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Edmunds.com and editor in chief of AutoObserver.com.

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Elizabeth Warren vs. the Banks

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vanity Fair contributing editor Suzanna Andrews  talks about Elizabeth Warren's battles with bankers and her campaign to challenge Scott Brown as Senator from Massachusetts.

→ Add Your Comments, Listen, and Read a Recap at It's A Free Country

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Foiled Assassination Plot

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, David Sanger, and Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, Karen Greenberg, discuss the foiled assassination plot to kill the Saudi ambassador.

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The Brooklyn Sexual Attacks

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kate Briquelet, staff reporter for The Brooklyn Paper, talks about the 13 sexual assaults, including one rape, of young women in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, South Slope, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace.

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Open Phones: #HashtagReport

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We've got a Twitter assignment for you! Here's how it works: select a Twitter hashtag of your choice to follow all morning, then call in at 11:40 to let us know what you found out. What's the conversation like, how did it evolve, what'd you learn? If you're participating, tweet the hashtag you're watching to @brianlehrer and we'll retweet it for others to see!

Some Resources to Get You Started: Search Twitter | Tweets the BL Show is Following | Trend Map

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Comptroller Liu's Campaign Donations

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

David Chen, City Hall bureau chief for The New York Times, talks about irregularities he found in examining donations to New York City Comptroller John Liu.

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New Hampshire GOP Debate

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The GOP candidates squared off again last night in New Hampshire. Anna Sale, political reporter for It's a Free Country, discusses the debate, which focused on the economy.

→ Add Your Comments, Listen, and Read a Recap at It's A Free Country

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What's Next for Yelp?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Luther Lowe, director of business outreach for Yelp, explains how trust is built online and whether online reviews help or hurt business.

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Ask an Occupier

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Occupy Wall Street has entered its fourth week in Zuccotti Park. Justin Wedes, an initial organizers of the protests, talks about the movement and takes listener calls.

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Inclusionary Education

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Boston educator for 36 years and retired principal of the Patrick O'Hearn Elementary School (now the Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School), Bill Henderson talks about his book, The Blind Advantage: How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone.

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Real People. Real Reviews.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Justin Wedes, an organizer of the Occupy Wall Street protests, answers listener questions about the movement. Plus: Anna Sale, political reporter for It’s A Free Country, discusses highlights from the GOP debate on the economy last night; a Yelp executive explains about how trust is built online; and an educator talks about his new book, “The Blind Advantage: How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone.”

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Forecasting the Future

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The new executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson, talks about the future of the paper and about her new book The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout. Plus: New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli talks about Wall Street; NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks about covering the uprisings throughout the Arab world; and actors Dulé Hill and James Roday from the show "Psych."

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The 2012 Latino Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

President and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, Angelo Falcón talks about how the GOP candidates and President Obama are courting the Latino vote.

→ Add Your Comments, Listen, and Read a Recap at It's A Free Country

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