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In The Future, We'll All Be Wearing Short Sleeves To Business Meetings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our daily lives might be about to change with the expected climate shift. David Biello, editor for environment and energy at Scientific American, discusses the future of our communities, and some of the changes Americans might have to make.

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It's Getting Hot in Here: What Heat Does to You

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dr. Susi Vassallo, clinical associate professor in the department of medicine at NYU Langone, explains what happens to your body, brain, and behavior when the temperature rises.

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Hot Days and Heated Issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We've been pretty lucky this summer — there haven't been many dog days — but we can't expect that to last. Today, a discussion about heat: What it does to our body and brain, how climate change will affect our society and day-to-day life, how artists visually interpret heat, and your anecdotes about growing up in hot cultures. Plus: New York City's response to immigration in the face of inaction by Congress, and a discussion about responses — immediately from first responders, and afterwards from community leaders — after the death of Eric Garner.

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A Fatal Arrest Prompts Anger, Grief and Lots of Questions

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC criminal justice reporter Kathleen Horan talks about the death of Eric Garner during an arrest on Staten Island during which the NYPD used the banned "chokehold."

 

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International Politics: Russia, Gaza, and Iran

Monday, July 21, 2014

David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), talks about developments in Russia and Ukraine, violence in Gaza, and nuclear talks on Iran. Plus Max Seddon, Buzzfeed foreign affairs reporter based in Russia, joins from Ukraine with the latest on the downed airliner and the geopolitical implications.

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An Insider's View to the Failed Iran-U.S. Relationship

Monday, July 21, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, scholar at the Wilson School at Princeton, former Iranian diplomat, and author of the new book Iran and The United States: An Insider's View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace (Bloomsbury Academic 2014), offers a first-hand account of the U.S. and Iran's rocky past, continual failures to negotiate peace, and what comes next.

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Chris Christie Goes to Iowa

Monday, July 21, 2014

Governor Chris Christie recently visited Iowa - ostensibly to raise money for the National Governor's Association - stirring speculation that he's setting up a presidential run and trying to put "Bridgegate" behind him. Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, discusses the trip's political implications. 

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Shifting Landscapes

Monday, July 21, 2014

The U.S. and Iran have had a tumultuous relationship for decades. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, scholar at the WIlson School at Princeton and former Iranian diplomat, gives an insider's look at America's failed relationship with Iran — and how to move forward. Plus: Governor Christie's trip to Iowa; an international edition of Monday Morning Politics; the fatal arrest on Staten Island; and we meet the new TLC commissioner.

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Meet the New Taxi Commish

Monday, July 21, 2014

The NYC taxi landscape is changing drastically, with green cabs, Uber, and (possibly) Lyft all arriving in the last year or so. We discuss the future of NYC livery with new commissioner Meera Joshi.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 18, 2014

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

Alec Baldwin Remembers Elaine Stritch (First) | Recreational Drones 101 (Starts at 15:30) | Harlem Riots 1964 (Starts at 30:00)

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Alec Baldwin Remembers His 'Mom,' Elaine Stritch

Friday, July 18, 2014

Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch died yesterday at the age of 89. Alec Baldwin, who played Stritch's son on the NBC show "30 Rock" and also interviewed her for his WNYC podcast Here's The Thing, remembers her life and legacy and plays some of his favorite clips from their conversations.

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Call Me Ishmael (And Talk About a Book You Love)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Logan Smalley, creator of Call Me Ishmael, set up a voicemail box and asked callers to leave a message about a book that changed their life. In return he got a flood of messages, anonymous and deeply personal, about the powerful experience of reading. He talks about the inspiration for the project, and we take calls with stories about books that have influenced you.

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De Blasio at Six Months: The Administration's Take

Friday, July 18, 2014

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.

As we wrap up our six-month check-in with advocates about the de Blasio administration's first six months, Anthony Shorris, NYC's first deputy mayor, talks about what the administration sees as their biggest accomplishments.

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Our Love/Hate Relationship with the LIRR

Friday, July 18, 2014

Has the aversion of an LIRR worker strike gotten you thinking differently about your train line? Nina Ruggieroam New York reporter, joins to discuss, and Long Island listeners call in with their reasons to both love and hate the Long Island Railroad.

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Your Intergenerational Household

Friday, July 18, 2014

A new Pew study shows there are more intergenerational households in America than ever before, with almost 25% of Americans between the ages of 25 to 34 sharing a home with older family members. What does this say about Americans' famously autonomous lifestyles? Call in and tell us about your intergenerational living arrangement – the number is 212-433-9692. Is your arrangement driven by economic convenience or by a desire to regain something lost in the time of the nuclear family?

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How Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Changes the Game in Russia

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Russian government is denying any involvement in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Eastern Ukraine yesterday. US officials have stopped short of implicating Russia, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says these events "put [Vladimir] Putin on notice that he has gone too far and we are not going to stand idly by." Julia Ioffe, Senior Editor at The New Republic and Russian-American journalist, discusses the latest and explains the geopolitical implications of the attack.

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Friday, July 18, 2014

All this week, we spoke with advocates for some of the New York City's most important issues to assess how Mayor de Blasio has done in his first six months in office. Today, First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris — who, by executive order, is officially in charge of the city until Mayor de Blasio returns from his 10-day vacation in Italy — offers his response to the advocates. Plus: What the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 means for geopolitics; your thoughts on the LIRR after a deal to avoid a strike; the rise of intergenerational households in America; and spilling your guts about a book that's impacted you.

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Whose Side are You on in the LIRR Dispute?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Both sides are close to a "breakthrough" in the Long Island Railroad labor dispute. Long Island commuters - whose side are you on, what do you make of the union demands? Call 212-433-9692...

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Six Months In, Is De Blasio's Housing Policy Truly Progressive?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.

Barika Williams, Policy Director at Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), assesses the Mayor's housing plan -- including increased density -- and how it compares to his progressive vision for the city. Plus, she'll review new policies on homelessness and neighborhood outreach.

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How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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