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Gail Sheehy's Passages

Friday, September 05, 2014

Gail Sheehy looks back on her own passages in her new memoir Daring.
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How'd The First Day of Pre-K Go?

Friday, September 05, 2014

The first day of school started yesterday for public school and pre-k students. Today we talk about how it is going and parents tell us their thoughts on the new school year so far.
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Comparison Shopping, Schooling and Voting

Friday, September 05, 2014

51,000 new pre-k students started school in New York City yesterday. WNYC’s Robin Shulman reports on how it’s going, and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, the person in charge of pre-k implementation, talks about how the first day went and answers parents’ questions. Plus: Gail Sheehy, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, on her new memoir; Whole Foods is trying to get rid of its “Whole Paycheck” nickname; City Council member Oliver Koppell on his run for New York State Senate; and a new documentary explores the story of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, who supposedly pitched a no-hitter while high on LSD.  

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Gays Will March in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Parade organizers announced yesterday that a gay group will march in this year's St. Patrick's day parade.Why this decision, this year?
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Pregnancy & Parenting While Working

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Dina Bakst and Phoebe Taubman join to discuss their guide for dealing with legal rights around pregnancy and parenting and working.
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Defining ISIS

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The terror group ISIS continues to claim more regional territory and grow in ambitions -- as well as erode the traditional religious, cultural, and ethnic lines within Iraq and Syria.
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The Time John Oliver Hung Out with Us During the Writers' Strike

Thursday, September 04, 2014

It's 'Throwback Thursday' and we're marking the 25th anniversary of the show this fall with a dip into the Brian Lehrer Show archives every week. This week, we go back to 2007 when John Oliver, now host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight", was on to discuss the Writers Strike. He was joined by Peter Gwinn, then writer for the Colbert Report, and Brian Stack, writer and performer with Conan O'Brien. They took calls from listeners supporting their cause and talked about what was at stake in the strike -- which ultimately lasted over 14 weeks from 2007 to 2008. 

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Great Debates

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Gubernatorial candidates Zephyr Teachout, who is running against Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, and Republican Rob Astorino debate each other. Plus: more on US policy toward ISIS in Iraq and Syria; and a guide to dealing with pregnancy and parenting while working. 

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Teachout vs. Astorino

Thursday, September 04, 2014

With little prospect to debate Gov. Cuomo, Zephyr Teachout, a challenger in next week’s Democratic primary, and Republican Rob Astorino, debated each other in our studio. 
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How To Survive Your First Year in NYC

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

As college gets underway and newbies flock to New York from all over, an expert lets us in on how to keep from going broke or getting on the wrong subway car. 
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The Case for Getting In Cabs with Strangers

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

 A new study crunches NYC taxi data and shows sharing cabs could make our cab system 40% more efficient. But, would you do it?
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The Governor Went Down To Mexico

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Does Governor Chris Christie's recent trip to Mexico signal a 2016 run? Reporters Matt Katz and Heather Haddon discusses possible reasons for the trip.
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A General Against Military Action

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Anthony Zinni, retired Marine Corps general, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, and author, discusses his views on the ways the U.S. decides to take military action.
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How To...Go to War, Share a Cab, Run for President

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Retired four-star Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni argues for changes to the way the U.S. decides to go to war. Plus: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s reasons for taking a trip to Mexico; meet the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the NYS Senate seat in District 14 in Queens; and a new study finds sharing taxi rides could make the system more efficient by cutting the number of cabs, easing traffic and lowering emissions.

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Meet the Candidates: NYS Senate District 14

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

An introduction to two candidates running to replace NYS State Sen. Malcolm Smith in District 14, Queens: Queens' attorney Munir Avery and former City Council member Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.
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How the Cloud Threatens the Private Lives of Celebrities

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A hacker leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, which they found in her iCloud account. The web makes the invasion of privacy easier, but are we taking part in harassment if we click?
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Let Teens Sleep In

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It's the doctor's orders. The American Academy of Pediatrics says chronic drowsiness in teens is a public health issue, and middle and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30 am.
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In Syria, Do We "Have a Strategy Yet"?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

President Obama said he "doesn't have a strategy yet" when it comes to intervening in Syria. New York Times correspondent David Sanger discusses what we know about what comes next.
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Changing Times

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

New York State Sen. Tony Avella faces former city comptroller John Liu in the upcoming primary for the state senate seat in the 11th district in Queens. Both make their case to voters. Plus: doctors are officially pushing middle and high schools not to ring the opening bell until 8:30 a.m. because of chronic drowsiness in teens; the latest developments in Iraq and Syria; and a new novel that’s set in the tumultuous newspaper business of the 1990s.

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Novel Take on Newspapers

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A New York Times sports columnist's first novel takes place in a topsy-turvy newspaper world of the 1990s.
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