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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Bill Nye, "Like a Girl," and Aasif Mandvi

Friday, November 07, 2014

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

Bill Nye (First) | Why "Like A Girl" Persists (Starts at 32:00) | Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi (Starts at 50:00)

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Stories from an Undercover DEA Agent

Friday, November 07, 2014

Can the "War on Drugs" be won by targeting drug kingpins? Edward Follis, retired undercover DEA agent, talks about the policy lessons he's learned from operations in the field.
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Reward Your Local Library

Friday, November 07, 2014

Nominate your local library and tell us "What Book Changed Your MInd?".
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If Not Taylor, Who?

Friday, November 07, 2014

The haters are out in full force after Taylor Swift was named Global Welcome Ambassador for New York. So, if not the singer-songwriter to represent the city, who would you pick?
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Taylor Swift Broke Up With Spotify. Should Everyone?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Taylor Swift broke up with Spotify - she's not releasing her new album on the streaming service and removed all her old songs. A look at whether the move has larger implications for us.
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What Next for the State Senate?

Friday, November 07, 2014

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims Republicans won big in the State Senate because voters followed a national trend towards the GOP. Progressives say he didn't do enough to support Democrats.
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Assessing the First Post-Voting Rights Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

Tuesday's was the first major election since the Supreme Court rolled back key parts of the Voting Rights Act. States like Texas and North Carolina set up new laws that they say will prevent voter fraud, and critics say erect needless barriers to voting for many citizens. So what is voting like in the post-Voter Rights era? Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses the analysis she did of the returns around the country.

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Every Vote Counts

Friday, November 07, 2014

Did you hear that Taylor Swift is the newest tourism ambassador for New York City?! We’ll take your calls with other ideas for alternate ambassadors. Plus: an undercover DEA agent shares stories of drug cartels and narcoterrorism; and the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards nomination process gets underway. 

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Video: Highlights from the Brian Lehrer Show 25th Anniversary Show

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Below, video from CUNY of the big 25th anniversary celebration at the New York Society for Ethical Culture featuring David Remnick, Gail Collins, Tavis Smiley -- and a news quiz with Mo Rocca. Listen to the full thing here.

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Bill Nye Solves the Universe in 32 Minutes

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The bow tie-clad Science Guy joined us to talk about evolution, creationism and why death is scary, then had a mini-debate with a listener over the nature of consciousness.
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Molly Crabapple's Rules for Creative Success (And Yours)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Companies are not loyal to you. Rejection is inevitable. Cobble together streams of income. Visual artist Molly Crabapple discusses her rules for creative success in the digital age.
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Judicial Activism vs Judicial Restraint

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Joined by senior editor at Reason magazine, Damon Root, we look at the competing views of how the Supreme Court should operate.
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Minorities and the Midterms

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Former assistant to President George W. Bush, Ron Christie, and Republican strategist, Leslie Sanchez, talk about whether the GOP's approach to minority candidates and voters changed.
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Bill Nye; Scott Stringer; and Judicial Theory

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Bill Nye – yes, the science guy – explains how the science of evolution affects everyday life. Plus: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer has a new initiative to hold companies the city invests in more accountable; what it means for 2016 that some African-American Republican politicians were elected to Congress; and Reason magazine’s Damon Root looks at judicial activism versus judicial restraint.  

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Comptroller as Activist Investor

Thursday, November 06, 2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses a new corporate governance initiative to hold companies in NYC's portfolio more accountable.
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The Crazy Epidemic of Falling

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Falling down is a leading cause of death for seniors, but a new series for The New York Times looks at how to avoid it, from painting toilet seats black to wearing the right sneakers.
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Enough with "Like a Girl"

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Newsday sportswriter says now-fired PGA president must have missed the ad featuring Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis when he chose to insult a golfer by calling him a "lil girl".
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American Foreign Policy in Crisis

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Foreign Policy CEO/editor David J. Rothkopf looks at how the U.S. has interacted with the world during the Bush and Obama presidencies.
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Wave or No Wave? What Last Night's GOP Wins Mean

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The G.O.P. is back in control of the Senate and retained control of the House, giving them a majority for Obama's final two years. Now what?
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Tri-State Results

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Cuomo and Booker cruise; Grimm wins; and Dan Malloy is still waiting. A tri-state panel of reporters breaks down last night's local races.
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