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Oscar Docs: Finding Vivian Maier

Monday, February 16, 2015

The filmmaker Charlie Siskel tells the story of a nanny who was posthumously discovered to have been a talented street photographer in his Oscar-nominated doc "Finding Vivian Maier."
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A Presidents Day Research Quest; Police Reporter Roundtable; Kids + Money

Monday, February 16, 2015

Allowance & chores for your kids; police reporter roundtable; New York as national influencer; a Presidents Day Research Quest; and the new doc "Finding Vivian Maier." 
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BL Weekend: Introverts in Love; 4th-Wave Feminism; Accent Slam

Friday, February 13, 2015

ICYMI: Three of our favorite segments from the week. First: advice for introverts in love; Fourth-wave feminism (Starts at 19:18) + a NYC accent slam (starts at 40:17).
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Brian's Tribute to David Carr

Friday, February 13, 2015

By our count, David Carr was a guest on the Brian Lehrer Show fourteen times. We collected four examples that celebrate one of his greatest qualities: an ability to make policy personal.
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Permission to Wage War

Friday, February 13, 2015

President Obama has asked Congress for approval to use military force to fight ISIS. Slate's Fred Kaplan says the War Powers Act is mostly a charade, as lawmakers rarely turn it down.
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When Private Money Funds Public Parks

Friday, February 13, 2015

A new report details the pros and cons of conservancies as a model for city park creation and funding. What does it say for the future of new green space in New York City?
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Oscar Docs: Citizenfour

Friday, February 13, 2015

Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker and director of Citizenfour, was contacted by Edward Snowden when he chose to leak classified information about the surveillance excesses of the NSA.
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Laura Poitras; NYC Council Speaker; War Powers

Friday, February 13, 2015

Obama has asked Congress for authority to act against ISIS. Fred Kaplan of Slate explains why. Plus: Citizenfour director Laura Poitras; Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and more.
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The City Council Speaker's State of the City

Friday, February 13, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made "broken windows" a focus of her State of the City address. She joins us to discuss her policy proposals.
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Pure-Bred Problems

Friday, February 13, 2015

Some French bulldogs have trouble breathing. Golden retrievers can suffer from vision problems. And some pugs have weak hind legs. A new book looks at how pedigree has hurt dogs.
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Your Last-Minute ACA Questions for 2015 Coverage

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What you need to know about signing up for health insurance in NY and NJ before Open Enrollment closes for the year.
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Parks & Recap: The Candidate’s Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This week on Parks & Recreation, Leslie upends expectations when she skips the traditional “pie-mary” pie-baking contest for candidates’ wives. Brian and friends offer their reactions.
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Gender-Neutral College Admissions And The 4th Wave of Feminism

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What is "Fourth Wave Feminism" and how is it manifesting on college campuses? 
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The Introvert's Guide to Romance

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Author Sophia Dembling talks about advice for introverts who are looking for love and relationships.
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UAB Punts Football Program

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The University of Alabama-Birmingham canceled their football program for this year but the school is considering bring it back. We discuss what the story says about college football.
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Date My Professor

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Listeners weigh in on Harvard University's ban any relationship that could create bias based on "unequal status" between undergraduates and professors.
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Campus Politics; ACA Advice; Introverts & Love; Candidates' Wives

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Harvard bans teacher/student relationships; an Alabama school tries to end its football program; Plus, last-minute health exchange advice; helping introverts in love; and Parks & Rec.
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An Indictment Expected in the Akai Gurley Shooting

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

While the District Attorney has yet to make a formal announcement, many are reporting that Officer Peter Liang has been indicted on several charges, including second-degree manslaughter.
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Oscar Docs: Virunga

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Our series with the filmmakers behind this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries begins with a look at "Virunga," about Virunga National Park in the Congo. 
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On the Building Inspection Corruption Scandal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

50 people were arrested in a widespread corruption case involving buildings inspectors. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance and Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters talk about the case. 
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