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Beyond "Safe, Legal and Rare"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Katha Pollitt argues for reframing the discussion on abortion rights as a social good and a normal part of women's reproductive health
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The Seeds of the Financial Crisis; David Sedaris; Letitia James

Monday, October 13, 2014

Selected Shorts is about to kick off its thirtieth season. David Sedaris celebrates the show, on the BL Show. Plus: NYC Public Advocate Letitia James holds the city’s worst landlords accountable; a call not for “great” presidents, but effective leaders; ‘25 years in 25 days’ looks back at the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 – which sowed the seeds of the financial crisis; and poet, feminist and author Katha Pollitt discusses why the abortion conversation should be re-framed from ‘safe, legal and rare,’ to a normal part of women’s healthcare.

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Holding New York's Worst Landlords - And More - Accountable

Monday, October 13, 2014

Letitia James reviews her list of New York City's worst landlords and how to hold them accountable.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, October 10, 2014

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

#BL25 on Gen X (First) | The Rise of the Taliban (Starts at 34:22) | Clyde Frazier Breaks it Down (Starts at 1:02:00)

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He Was Impeached. She Was Sacrificed.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd looks back at the impeachment of President Clinton and why the feminist community failed to support Monica Lewinsky.
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This Year's Nobel Peace Prize is For the Children

Friday, October 10, 2014

The year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to children's rights advocates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi.
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A Suicide Bombing

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mike Kelly columnist at The Bergen Record of New Jersey and the author of Bus on Jaffa Road: A Story of Middle East Terrorism and the Search for Justice (Globe Pequot Press, 2014), looks at terrorism through the lens of the 1996 suicide bombing in Israel in which two American students were among those killed.

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35 Parks, $130 Million

Friday, October 10, 2014

A new city plan dedicates $130 million in public funds to 35 parks. Mark Levine, New York City Councilman (District 7), and chair of the parks committee, talks about what the investment will mean for smaller, forgotten parks in the city - and what it says about how the de Blasio and Bloomberg administrations approach parks funding.

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Marketplace Takes Its Show on the Road

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kai Ryssdal, host and senior editor of Marketplace talks about economy and Marketplace's new live show, "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers."
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How to Make Community College Work

Friday, October 10, 2014

There's a lot of talk about increasing diversity at the elite universities, but it works the other way too. New York Times Big City Columnist Ginia Bellafante discusses efforts to make community colleges -- which educate 40% of US students -- more inclusive and productive.

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"I Did Not Have..." Remembering Clinton 1998; Parks Equity; Malala's Nobel

Friday, October 10, 2014

25 years in 25 days continues with a look at 1998: New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd talks about the year President Clinton was impeached. Plus: City Council Member Mark Levine talks about new funding announced for smaller city parks; and Bergen Record columnist Mike Kelly discusses the 1996 incident where two American students were killed in a terrorist attack in Israel.

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NYC Preps for Ebola

Thursday, October 09, 2014

New York City is on high alert for Ebola -- starting to screen passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport from the three West African countries that are struggling to contain Ebola and prepping local hospitals to screen and treat potential cases. Aileen Marty, professor of infectious diseases at Florida International University and the director of its Health Travel Medicine Program and Vaccine Clinic, discusses the preparations in New York.

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25 Years in 25 Days (1997): Ellen Comes Out, How Gay Rights Have Changed

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres announced she was gay in an episode of her sitcom. We discuss how gay rights have changed since that major moment in 1997 with her mother Betty DeGeneres.
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Swishin' and Dishin': The Poetry of Basketball

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Former NBA player, now television analyst for the Knicks, Walter Frazier presents the poetry of basketball, from his time on the court to how he sees it now from the commentator's booth.
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The Business Side of Medical Marijuana

Thursday, October 09, 2014

New York State Senator Diane Savino discusses the business of legalized medical marijuana, like how to operate a legal dispensary, now that medical marijuana is legal in New York State.
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Harassed at the Bar

Thursday, October 09, 2014

According to a new survey from the Restaurant Opportunities Center, over 80% of female restaurant employees say they've been sexually harassed, by customers and co-workers. And in an industry that thrives on tips, the pressure to stay silent is even greater. We open the phones for bartenders, servers, kitchen staff and managers to discuss the problem, and what can be done to change the industry.

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Leon Panetta's Tricky Choices

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In his new memoir, Leon Panetta, talks about Obama administration's controversial drone program, his time in the Clinton White House and some of President Obama's recent decisions.
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Walt Frazier; Betty DeGeneres and Leon Panetta

Thursday, October 09, 2014

25 years in 25 days continues with Ellen DeGeneres’ mom and gay rights advocate Betty DeGeneres. She remembers what it was like when her daughter came out on television, and how things have changed for gay rights since 1997. Plus: former CIA director and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on his new memoir; New York State Sen. Diane Savino explains the business of running a medical marijuana dispensary in New York State (now that it’s legal); and basketball legend Walt Frazier and City Lore executive director Steve Zeitlin talk about the poetry of basketball.

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Agent Scully's Sci-Fi

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Actress and now author, Gillian Anderson, talks about her new book and upcoming debut at Comic-Con as an author.
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The Seeds of Terror

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Today's  "25 Years in 25 Days" looks back on 1996, where the Taliban seized control of Kabul, Afghanistan. Sarah Chayes looks back at the moment that changed the Middle East forever.
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