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How Much Do You Pay Your Babysitter?

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Brian Lehrer Show wants to know how much people in our area pay the babysitter. Tell us what the hourly rate is and what's expected: do you provide dinner or offer extra cash for a cab? Take our survey below. 

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The State of the New York Republican Party

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale discusses the state of the local Republican party ahead of next week's New York primary election.

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The Etan Patz Case

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ailsa Chang, WNYC reporter, and Lisa Cohen, journalist and author of the book, After Etan: The Missing Child Case that Held America Captive, discuss the latest in the renewed efforts to find out what happened to Etan Patz, who disappeared 33 years ago.

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Details Emerge

Friday, April 20, 2012

The search resumes for answers in the Etan Patz case. Lisa Cohen, the journalist and author of the book After Etan, and WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang, discuss why investigators are digging for evidence in SoHo 33 years after the 6-year-old went missing in 1979. Plus, your calls on what you remember of the Etan Patz case and whether you think it changed New York City; documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about her surveillance teach-in at the Whitney; the local Republican party; new details on the BP oil spill; language savants; and legendary knuckleballers Tim Wakefield and Phil Niekro.

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley's Anti-Poverty Tour

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West,  which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto -- a call for a new socioeconomic system based on "fundamental fairness."

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Babysitting in the City

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dr. Susan Fox, founder of the Park Slope Parents Community, talks about her recent survey about babysitting costs and how much parents pay per hour. Listeners, how much do you pay for a babysitter? Call 212-433-WNYC and fill out the survey below. 

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Who is ALEC?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A major conservative group says it will no longer advocate for Voter ID or "Stand Your Ground" legislation. Cynthia Gordy, senior political correspondent for The Root, discusses the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), who they fund, and why they announced that they are changing their priorities.

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Questioning the Food Deserts/Obesity Link

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gina Kolata, medical reporter for The New York Times, and Mark Winston-Griffith, adjunct faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; executive director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, discuss new challenges to the conventional wisdom about the connection between food deserts and obesity.

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Gridlock Sam's Master Plan: Commercial Vehicles

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Each Thursday in April, Sam Schwartz, aka "Gridlock Sam" at the Daily News, former NYC Traffic Commissioner, president and CEO of Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC, a traffic planning and engineering firm, explains another facet of his plan for equitably pricing NYC transit and tolls.  This week he discusses commercial traffic and what he calls the "Verrazano Bridge boondoggle."  

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American Business View

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, Mitt Romney economic advisor and author of Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity, weighs in on inequality, taxation and the Citigroup shareholder vote.

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A Change in Priorities

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School and economic advisor to Mitt Romney, discusses inequality and tax policy. Then, a new report challenges the conventional wisdom about food deserts and obesity. Plus: Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on their poverty manifesto; the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has announced a change in priorities; Sam Schwartz returns with another part of his transit plan for New York City; and how much do you pay your babysitter?

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Twenty-Somethings

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, talks about young adults in their twenties and the opportunities and challenges they face. 

→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.

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The Mobile Marketing Revolution

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jed Alpert, founder and CEO of Mobile Commons, talks about his new book: The Mobile Marketing Revolution : How Your Brand Can Have a One-To-One Conversation with Everyone.

→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.

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Bob Hennelly on Bloomberg, Taxes, Guns

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, discusses his reporting around corporate taxes, Mayor Bloomberg's tax policy, and New York gun laws.

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The Day After Tax Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, and Diane BradyBloomberg BusinessWeek senior editor and author of Fraternity, talk about taxes -- the IRS, corporate rates, the Buffett rule and cheating. Plus the revolt from Citi shareholders about corporate compensation.

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Text Results: Survey on Marriage and Cohabiting

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On Wednesday's show, we asked you to text your answers to a four-part survey about attitudes towards living together before marriage. Almost 600 responded, here are some of the results. We'll post more data as we continute to crunch the numbers. Highlights:

  • 58% of our respondents were female; 42% male
  • Average age of respondents: 39
  • In response to the question "In general, do you think people should live together before getting married?" 
  • 84% of all respondents said YES.  
  • 93% of men said YES
  • 80% of women said YES
  • 84% of those under 30 said YES, 87% over 30 said yes

Below, some charts showing the living situation breakdown for our respondents.

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The Real News From the Summit of the Americas

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and columnist for Brazil's Folha de São Paulo, on what happened at the Summit of the Americas on trade, regional power, and Latin American development. And not on the Secret Service scandal.

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The Customized Life

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How do you see life in your 20s? Meg Jay, psychologist and author of the new book, The Defining Decade, talks about the challenges facing twenty-somethings. Plus: Founder and CEO of Mobile Commons, Jed Alpert, on the mobile marketing revolution; and on the day after Tax Day we check in with David Leonhardt of The New York Times and Diane Brady of Bloomberg Businessweek on corporate tax rates, the Citi revolt, and the fate of the Buffett rule.

→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.

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Your 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Pulitzer Prize Committee did NOT award a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction yesterday. Sarah McNally of McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan joins to talk about why the board might have snubbed the nominees, and which top titles of 2011 deserved to be in the running. 

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Inside the Presidents Club

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time Magazine and Michael Duffy, executive editor of Time Magazine are the co-authors of The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity.  They explain what it's like inside the brotherhood of former Presidents.  

EVENT: May 1st, 12 p.m. at 92Y Tribeca Lecture Hall | More Information 

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