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The Time of Your Lives

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Today’s show is a family meeting all about time: how it works, how to make the most of it, why we feel it differently, and what it means to be "part-time."
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Books That Changed Minds About Family

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In our ongoing series on "books that changed your mind", authors Andrew Solomon and Cris Beam talk about the approaches to parenting and kinship in their popular books.
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We Shared A Moment in Time

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

We asked listeners to take photos of the sky at EXACTLY 7:10 a.m. Eastern time yesterday and share it with us. From Port Washington to Madrid to a plane above JFK, this is what they saw.
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Would a Grand Jury Really Indict a Ham Sandwich?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The old adage says a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. With all eyes on grand juries in Ferguson and Staten Island, we take a look at how they actually work.
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Your Hometown News

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Catch us up on the big news stories from your far-away hometowns.
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Puns Punted From Chinese Media

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Pulitzer-prize winning writer and former New York Times reporter Sheryl WuDunn talks about China's media-wide ban on puns and wordplay.
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Libraries; Labor and Local Hometown News

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Books that changed your mind on families, parenting and otherness; the news from your hometown; and a new kind of labor movement to help solve inequality. 
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New Labor

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan says a refocused labor movement can solve the inequality crisis.
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Take A Photo Of The Sky At 7:10 a.m.

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show is asking listeners to take a photo of the sky at exactly 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, 12/2. Use the hashtag #BLS710. 
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The 100 Greatest Inventions of 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

A protein bar made of insects. The first rollable screen. A "smart" bike lock. Popular Science just named its top inventions of the year. Here's what the future holds.
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How to Speak New York and New Jersey

Monday, December 01, 2014

Do you say "deh-KALB" or "DEE-kalb" for DeKalb Avenue? Is Kosciuszko pronounced "kah-skee-OOS-koh" or "kuh-SHOO-skoh"?
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Regulations that Make Sense

Monday, December 01, 2014

Cass Sunstein argues that his experience as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs showed him that we need to make regulations more responsive to people's lives.
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Ending AIDS in New York

Monday, December 01, 2014

The End AIDS NY 2020 campaign kicks off this World AIDS Day at the Apollo Theater.  Jay Varma, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene deputy commissioner for disease control, Joseph Lunievicz, deputy executive director for programs at ACRIA, and Pat Shelton, peer educator at Settlement Health in East Harlem,  talk about the coalition's work and what NYC faces in trying to eradicate HIV.

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Obama's Executive Power & History

Monday, December 01, 2014

Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite (Harper,2012), discusses how recent actions of the Obama administration to bypass Congress on immigration reform and environmental regulations stack up against historical uses of executive power.

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Humanizing Regulations; New Gizmos; and How to Say Houston

Monday, December 01, 2014

The WNYC Data News team helps us speak New York, Cass Sunstein discusses regulations that respect people, and Popular Science’s Jennifer Bogo fills us in on new gadgets.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Alec and Ira, Books That Change Minds, High-End Modesty

Friday, November 28, 2014

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

Alec & Ira, in Conversation (First) | Books That Changed My Mind: Novel Takes on America with Azar Nafisi and Jacqueline Woodson (Starts at 32:22) | High-End Modesty (Starts at 46:33)

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Gillian Anderson; Raffi; and "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. As always, you can join the conversation online through our comments section (links below), on Facebook, or on Twitter through @BrianLehrer. We'll be back live Monday!

"Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi shifts between worlds as a self-described "Indo-Muslim-British-American." He talks about his teenage years in Florida and his father's love a very American meal: brunch. Plus: X-Files actress turned sci-fi novelist Gillian Anderson; Stanford professor and author Jeff Chang explores the way America deals with race; a reporter learns a lot when she allows her data to be tracked; and the children's singer and children's advocate Raffi talks about his music, and his work building awareness around online harassment.

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How to Deal with Our Frustrating Airports

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Businessweek recently ranked the "most frustrating airports" and LaGuardia, JFK and Newark were in the top five. Here are some hacks to make holiday travel less painful.
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The Grave Mishandling of Campus Rape

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

News of a brutal rape at the University of Virginia has led to a temporary suspension of all fraternities. But will curbing frat life put a stop to sexual assault?
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When Politics Divide, Can Culture Unite?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Facebook data say political leanings influence what culture we like. Tell us what cultural touchstones you can actually agree on with friends and relatives across the political aisle.
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