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What the ConEd Lockout Means for Labor

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Susan Schurman, dean of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, discusses the ConEd lockout as it relates to the larger conversation about the role of labor unions and strategy.

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Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

Monday, July 09, 2012

Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, talks about his new book and his past struggles with crippling anxiety.

→ EVENT: Release party and reading | Wednesday, July 11, 7pm | BookCourt (163 Court St., Brooklyn)

→ EVENT: Reading and book signing | Thursday, July 12, 7pm | Book Revue (313 New York Ave., Huntington, Long Island)

THE SCRAPBOOK: Smith cites "Singin' in the Rain" as a calming influence during bouts of anxiety. Inspired by his example, here are some of listeners' favorite movies for anxious moments.

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Hard Times on Long Island

Monday, July 09, 2012

Director Marc Levin talks about his film "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" and what he learned about families facing long-term unemployment.

→ Tune In: Hard Times premieres Monday, July 9th at 9pm on HBO

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David Sanger on Iran, Syria, More

Monday, July 09, 2012

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger talks about the latest on the diplomatic relationship with Iran, the effects of economic sanctions and their impact on the oil markets. Plus the latest from Syria, Libya, and more.

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Local Politics Heating Up

Monday, July 09, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses the headlines in local politics, from the Rangel-Espaillat race likely getting settled to the ongoing lockout of ConEd workers.

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Black Unemployment and Presidential Politics

Monday, July 09, 2012

Black unemployment is 14.4% and rose a full point in June. Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and Nation contributor, discusses the presidential contest and the latest unemployment figures —particularly as those numbers vary by race.

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Hard Times

Monday, July 09, 2012

Kai Wright of ColorLines and The Nation discusses the news from inside and outside the Beltway – including the campaign trails. Plus: David Sanger of The New York Times on the latest between Iran and the U.S.; the director Marc Levin on his new documentary on economics on Long Island; and your calls on what’s behind your anxiety and how you cope.

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Vacation Sabotage

Friday, July 06, 2012

New York Times reporter Matt Richtel (and author of the forthcoming "Floodgate") talks about what he learned from an unsuccessful vacation about disconnecting and getting away.

Listeners: How do you get away? What are your rules for a relaxing vacation? Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

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Taxes, Jobs and Nutley, New Jersey

Friday, July 06, 2012

Tom Moran, editorial page editor and columnist at The Star-Ledger, responds to the news that Roche is moving their plant away from Nutley, NJ and talks about the idea that low taxes are essential economic bait for companies.

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The History of the AIDS Activist Movement

Friday, July 06, 2012

Jim Hubbard, director of the new documentary "United In Anger: A History of ACT UP", talks about his new film and the legacy of the ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) grassroots movement.

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Breaking Down Today's Jobs Report

Friday, July 06, 2012

Quincy Krosby, Prudential financial market strategist and former U.S. representative at the I.M.F., discusses today's jobs report, the U.S. economy, and what it means for the 2012 election. And read our show prep - the jobs numbers we're trying to make sense of this morning.

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Open Phones: Weight and Responsibility

Friday, July 06, 2012

This week on ABC News Governor Chris Christie talked about his weight problem. At the same time, the soda industry began firing back against Mayor Bloomberg’s beverage size regulations. Is YOUR weight problem purely personal, or does the never-ending barrage of corporate temptation have something to do with it? Phones will be open for your stories about controlling temptation in a supersized world. Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

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Commissioner Benepe on the McCarren Pool

Friday, July 06, 2012

New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe discusses the incidents at the newly opened McCarren Pool, takes calls from Williamsburg/Greenpoint residents, and puts pool violence in context.

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Show Prep: Jobs Reports Highlights

Friday, July 06, 2012

The first Friday of each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics ("the other BLS" as we like to say here at the BrianLehrerShow) releases the monthly jobs report. Here are some quick highlights from the report that we're keeping our eye on as we get ready to discuss it at 10am with Quincy Krosby. Read the full report for yourself here.

+ Topline Number, Weak Report: 80,000 jobs added, unemployment remains at 8.2% Estimates going in expected 150k or more jobs.

+ One important factor to watch are the revisions – the bureau of labor statistics is notorious for significant revisions. This time, revisions were mixed: April revised down by 11k, but May revised up by 8k.

+ Average of 75k jobs a month created over last 3 months. Some estimates are that economy would have to add almost three times that per month in order to complete the recovery over the next five years.

+ From Justin Wolfers: The public sector jobs bleed is petering out. We lost only 4k this month, after -28k last month.

+ Unemployment rates: adult men 7.8%; adult women 7.4%; teenagers 23.7%; whites 7.4% (unchanged from last month); blacks 14.4% (up almost 1% from last month) ; Hispanics 11.0%. Asians 6.3%.

+ From report: Among the marginally attached, there were 821,000 discouraged workers in June, a decline of 161,000 from a year earlier. Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them.

+ Via Nate Silver: The household survey shows +127K jobs per month in Q2, slightly better than +75K in the establishment survey. Why the discrepancy?

+ Tweet from Dan Gross: Kind of cute and charming how many smart econo-pundit types expect this jobs market will spur Bernanke to action. Gang, he's done.

 

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In the Pool

Friday, July 06, 2012

→ Jobs Report 8:30am: Track Twitter Reaction Here

The jobs report for June comes out today. We’ll discuss how many are in the unemployment pool and what the new numbers mean for the economy and the presidential election. Plus: NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe discusses recent trouble at the newly opened McCarren Pool; Star-Ledger editorial page editor, Tom Moran, discusses Roche’s departure from Nutley; a new documentary on the history of ACT UP; and how not to sabotage your vacation.

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The Higgs Boson Is Found

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Lisa Randall is a professor of physics at Harvard University and the author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. Randall will discuss the latest news about the recently discovered particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson, the final major component of the Standard Model.

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NJ Senate Check-In: Teacher Tenure

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Assistant majority leader of the state senate, M. Theresa Ruiz , gives a post-holiday check-in on New Jersey's special legislative session and discusses her sponsored legislation on teacher tenure.

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The First Lady's Family Tree

Thursday, July 05, 2012

New York Times correspondent and author of American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, discusses her book about the ancestry of Michelle Obama, illuminating the complexity of racial intermingling in a changing nation.

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Corporations Behaving Badly

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Heidi Moore, Marketplace Wall Street correspondent and New York bureau chief, gives a round-up of GlaxoSmithKline's fraud settlement, JP Morgan's bad investment advice, and Barclay's interest rate manipulation.

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Keeping Cool: AC Goes Global

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Each Thursday in June, Stan Cox, a senior scientist at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and the author of Losing Our Cool, discusses the world of air conditioning. This week: the impact of the rise of AC in the developing world.  Have you noticed a growth in air conditioning in other parts of the world?

 

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