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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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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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Economy on the Cliff

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Business Day reporter for The New York Times, Nelson Schwartz, talks about the effects the federal budgetary "cliff" is already having on corporate spending.

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iPhoneography

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Dan Burkholder, photographer and author of iPhone Artistry, talks about how to use cell phone cameras for "serious" photography.

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Orthodox Jews and the Web

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

NY1 political reporter Josh Robin delves into his series,“Tangled Web,” which looks at how orthodox Jews are dealing with the internet.

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Money, Money, Problems

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The federal “fiscal cliff” is already looming over Washington. Nelson Schwartz of The New York Times has found that the effects are already being felt on corporate spending. Then, what you need to know about the initial public offering for Fairway. Plus: a conversation about gay fatherhood; the effects of working closely with money; NY1’s Josh Robin on his series about the Internet and Orthodox Jews; and the rise of using cell phone cameras for “serious” photography.

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The Big Data Election

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Micah Sifry, co-founder of Tech President, discusses how the last election was all about social media, and this year's election is all about gathering data.

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Activist New York

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sarah Henry, chief curator at the Museum of the City of New York, wraps up the Activism NY Facebook project from the MCNY and the BLS, and hears from listeners about New York City's activist past. New York Times Magazine contributor Jonathan Mahler, author of the article "Oakland: the Last Refuge of Radical America," discusses Oakland as a center of activism.

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The Sikh Temple Shooting and Hate Groups

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, discusses Wade Michael Page, the gunman who allegedly killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, and had ties to hate groups. We take a look at white supremacy in the US.

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