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SchoolBook: Physical Education

Monday, October 10, 2011

New York Times education reporter Fernanda Santos talks about the recent audit that showed NYC's public schools to be falling short on required physical education classes. What about your child's school?

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Scheduling the Primaries and the Caucuses

Monday, October 10, 2011

Josh Putnam, an assistant professor at Davidson College who studies presidential primaries and writes the blog FrontloadingHQ, discusses how states are deciding when to schedule presidential primaries and party caucuses, and how the schedule determines the candidates who get into the race.

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Washington Responds to Occupy Wall Street

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich talks about economic news from Washington over the weekend, and how politicians from right and left are responding to the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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Cancer Screening Change

Monday, October 10, 2011

New York Times reporter, Gardiner Harris, talks about the controversy over widespread screening for prostate cancer and whether it's warranted.

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Get In Line

Monday, October 10, 2011

States like Iowa, Nevada, Florida, New Hampshire and South Carolina are scheduling primaries and caucuses early in the year. Josh Putnam, assistant professor at Davidson College who writes the blog Frontloading HQ, explains how influence is tied to the calendar and how the schedule determines which candidates get into the race. Plus: is widespread screening for prostate cancer warranted?; New York City public schools are falling short on required gym classes, a recent audit shows; and what we can learn about design for New York City from other cities.

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Breaking Bread

Friday, October 07, 2011

David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, explains the exact numbers behind income inequality in the U.S. and takes a deeper look at the 99 percent vs. 1 percent wealth disparity claim made by Occupy Wall Street protestors and their critics. Plus: sports economist Robert Baade explains how sports stadiums and games (including the post-season for the Yankees) affects neighborhood economies; journalists Matthew McAllester and Farnaz Fassihi talks about the importance of meals while covering conflict; and the behind-the-scenes story of the automotive crisis of 2008. 

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Open Phones: Your Nobel "Disturbing-The-Peace" Prize Nominations

Friday, October 07, 2011

We talked about today's winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, now we want to nominate winners for the "disturbing the peace" prize. Talk about who you would give an award to for minor irritation, unseemliness, or general annoyance. Keep it fun, keep it civil, but (in the spirit of Andy Rooney) - vent a little!

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Car Trouble

Friday, October 07, 2011

Bill Vlasic, Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times and author of Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Auto Makers - GM, Ford and Chrysler, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the near-collapse of the U.S. automotive giants following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Meals While Covering War

Friday, October 07, 2011

Journalist and editor of Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food During Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents, Matthew McAllester, discusses his new book of stories told by war correspondents about the importance of meals while covering conflict. Contributor to McAllester's book, senior staff writer for the Wall Street Journal covering the Middle East and author of Waiting for an Ordinary Day:The Unraveling of Life in Iraq, Farnaz Fassihi, joins the discussion. 

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Three Women Share Peace Prize

Friday, October 07, 2011

Foreign Policy news editor Cara Parks talks about the three Nobel Peace Prize winners: Liberians Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and from Yemen, Tawakkul Karman.

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Checking the Stats on Income Inequality

Friday, October 07, 2011

David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, goes through the stats that have been thrown around by Occupy Wall Street protesters and their critics, and what the income inequality picture really looks like.

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Stadium and Dollars

Friday, October 07, 2011

With an eye on the American League Division Series games, Robert Baade, A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, discusses his research on how stadiums and games affect communities they're in.

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The Great Migration

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, talks about her book, now in paperback, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration,  as listeners share their families' stories of moving away from the Jim Crow south.

Event:  Isabel Wilkerson will be speaking tonight at 6:30 at the Tenement Museum.  RSVP here.

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Behind the Wheel: License to Drive

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Edmunds.com and editor in chief of AutoObserver.com, kicks off a Brian Lehrer Show series on cars and driving with a discussion on the peculiarities of driving in New York and New Jersey.

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New Jersey with Governor Christie

Thursday, October 06, 2011

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly reports on altered state politics in New Jersey, now that Governor Christie is no longer on the national stage. 

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A Few Ways To Look at the Steve Jobs Legacy

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Alexis Madrigal, technology editor for The Atlantic, talks about Jobs' tech legacy and his surprising counterculture origins; then, Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab, on Jobs' influence on music and radio.

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Nobel Prize for Literature: Tomas Tranströmer

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Rika Lesser,  poet and translator of Swedish and German literature and author of several collections of poetry including Etruscan Things and Questions of Love: New & Selected Poems, discusses this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, Tomas Tranströmer, his poetry and his place in the poetry world.

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Naomi Klein: Occupying Wall Street

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Naomi Klein, syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian and author of The Shock Doctrine  and No Logo, a seminal text for  the anti-corporate globalization movement, talks about why she's in town to support the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

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Your Subway Photos

Thursday, October 06, 2011

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PICTURES! Bruce Davidson was on the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday, October 18th - Listen Here

Subway, Bruce Davidson's classic collection of New York City photography, is being re-released this fall by Aperture books. On Tuesday, October 18th, Bruce will join Brian Lehrer to talk about his photographs, and we want you to submit your most iconic subway shot. Head underground (or to an elevated track!) and snap a picture, then submit it here. Bruce will take a look at your submissions, and we'll feature some of our favorites online and on-air. By the way, regulations for what kind of photography is legal on MTA trains and platforms can be found here. Short version: it's legal, as long as you don't have extra equipment.

EXHIBIT: Aperture Gallery presents Bruce Davidson: Subway—a groundbreaking series documenting a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City, coinciding with the highly anticipated re-release of the book published in 1986. Opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 6:00-8:00 pm Exhibition on view: Monday, October 3-Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Ahead of the Curve

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and the anti-globalization movement’s manifesto, No Logo, talks about why she’s joined the Occupy Wall Street protests. Plus: WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly talks about New Jersey politics after the Christie presidential speculation and before the November state election; the October weekly series on cars and driving begins with Michelle Krebs, editor in chief of AutoObserver.com; a conversation about the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature; author Isabel Wilkerson takes calls on family Great Migration stories; and remembering Steve Jobs. 

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