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Meditations: Derek Jeter, Coding and the Climate Crisis

Monday, September 22, 2014

As Derek Jeter plays the last few home games of his career, Suzyn Waldman, the color commentator for Yankees baseball on the radio, reflects on the captain, and talks about why he's so beloved by his teammates and his fans. Plus: excerpts from the event “Climate Crisis: Which Way Out,” featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Van Jones and more; and a meditation on the art of computer coding.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, September 19, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Are Dress Codes Sexist? (First) | A Former Football Fan's Lament (Starts at 23:00) | Hacking a Better Breast Pump (Starts at 50:50)

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The Whole World's Gearing Up for This March

Friday, September 19, 2014

Will you be marching on Sunday? Three guests from around the world talk climate change and what this Sunday's People's Climate March plans to accomplish.
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What Will The World Look Like In 2030?

Friday, September 19, 2014

 A former analyst for the National Intelligence Council explains what global trends -- like the growth of the middle class -- will mean for stability worldwide.
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"From V to Shining V"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lady Parts Justice is organizing a day of action next week to raise awareness about women's reproductive rights and ask the question: Why don't women have a day anyway?
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Swerving As a Cyclist, Ticketed As a Driver

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New York attorney is filing a lawsuit alleging that cyclists have been unfairly charged when they receive NYPD tickets which treated them as motor vehicles -- raising the larger question of whether the laws for cars and the laws for bikes should be the same. We open the phones for bikers, driver, pedestrians and anyone else: When you violate traffic laws on your bike, should you be treated as a car would? Bikers, do you follow the letter of the motor vehicle law when on your bike? Former NYC traffic commissioner and transportation expert "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz helps clarify the laws; and attorney Steve Vaccaro discuses his lawsuit and efforts to protect bikers.

Some of the Articles and Videos We're Reading and Watching

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Follow Up Friday: Recycling Bags and Foam; School Uniforms

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's not just Friday, it's Follow-Up Friday, where we dig a little deeper on some of the things that came up during the week. First, stemming from our conversation about Bag Week, a clarification of the laws surrounding the recycling of plastic bags -- and some thoughts on what really happens when you drop off your plastic bags at those grocery store bins. And then, something that came up as we discussed the Tottenville High School dress code uproar -- Should kids just wear uniforms?


Listen: Is the Tottenville Dress Codes Sexist?

Listen: It's Bag Week in NYC

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Hi. Could You Call Us?

Friday, September 19, 2014

This is the 25th year of the Brian Lehrer Show, and starting this month we’ll be marking it with a year-by-year look at some of the defining stories from 1989 through 2014. Right now, we need your help to introduce the series!

Helping us will only take a minute and is as easy as leaving a voicemail. We’re looking for Brian Lehrer Show listeners from everywhere who can record some introductions for the show, and we’ll use those to kick off segments for 25 years in 25 days.

Below are some templates you can follow but it’s also okay if you want to add your own twist or message. We just ask that you note that's the show's 25th, and include your first name and where you’re calling from. Please be as specific as you can: town, county, borough, or neighborhood. And please be brief.

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Leave us a voicemail. We'll start airing select recordings starting September 29th. 

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Megatrends: Climate Change; Women’s Rights

Friday, September 19, 2014

Comedian, writer, Daily Show co-founder and now political organizer Lizz Winstead discusses women’s reproductive rights as the midterm election season gears up. Plus: Global ambassadors talk climate change ahead of this weekend’s huge climate march in Manhattan; and a look at why big social changes, like globalization and unstable weather patterns, require close study. 

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How to Hack a Breast Pump

Thursday, September 18, 2014

MIT is hosting a 150-person hack-a-thon this weekend in an attempt to do the impossible: Make the hated breast pump not suck so much.
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Even the Grown-Ups Don’t Feel Like Grown-Ups

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Each generation laments that young people don’t have a clue, but three cultural critics point to why everyone’s confused about what adulthood means, and how our T.V.s reflect that.
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Humanitarian Help Across the Globe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As the world debates military action and political positioning, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees continue to suffer -- particularly women and girls.
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Training Your 'Bi-Literate' Brain

Thursday, September 18, 2014

 How screens are changing the way our brains process reading, and why we might need to train our brains to be 'bi-literate'.
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The Feminist Response

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Where are all the serious adults in American culture? A.O. Scott’s recent New York Times Magazine essay on the subject sparked a spirited debate on grownups, feminism and seriousness, so he will discuss his piece along with New York Magazine’s Adam Sternbergh and The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum. Plus: International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband; Israeli women struggle with the growing number of ultra-Orthodox rules; how the way we read on screens is changing our brains; and an on-air hackathon to build a better breast pump. 

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Israeli Women at the Back of the Bus

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Do ultra-Orthodox Jews need their Rosa Parks? A leading Israeli feminist, an Orthodox Jew herself, calls for a civil rights movement within her religious community.
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Meet Your Local MacArthur Geniuses

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A domestic workers advocate, a playwright, and an IBM researcher -- we speak with the NYC areas newly minted (and richer!) MacArthur winners.
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School Dress Codes Are Cracking Down—Especially on Girls

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

No tank tops. No mini-skirts. A new dress code at Tottenville High School on Staten Island has inspired a backlash from students, especially girls, who've received 90% of the detentions.
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What's Happening At East Ramapo?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Education reporter at The Journal News , Mareesa Nicosia, talks about  the latest from the embattled school district, including state oversight.
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Smartphones, Speaking Up and Sexism

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

For one pediatrician, it took having her own child to really understand what her patients were going through. Dr. Jessica Franklin explains how she learned to trust her gut and be a better doctor, along with Hillary Frank, host of the WNYC podcast The Longest Shortest Time. Plus: the socioeconomic impact of smartphones; and a new dress code at a high school on Staten Island led to dozens of girls getting detention -- and some say the new policy is sexist.

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Be Smarter With Your Smartphone

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author and technology reporter, Elizabeth Woyke, looks at the rise of smartphones and their socioeconomic impact.
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