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Dear Rich People

Friday, October 03, 2014

Author of the essay "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or Poverty Thoughts", Linda Tirado, discusses her story and poverty myths in her new book, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.
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Rep. Steve Israel on (Local) Midterm Races

Friday, October 03, 2014

With the midterms just about a month away, Steve Israel, New York Congressman (District 3), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), talks about the election, with a special focus on New York races.

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Future Projections: Rep. Steve Israel; Gail Collins

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show anniversary series 25 years in 25 days continues with New York Times columnist Gail Collins, who remembers the two very different visions for safety and prosperity, as offered by Rudy Giuliani and Bill Clinton back in 1993. Plus: Rep. Steve Israel on the midterm elections; one take on why people in poverty sometimes make poor decisions; and a guide to what to do to celebrate fall in the city.  

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The Mid 1990s Ruled

Friday, October 03, 2014

But who gets to take credit for the prosperity of the era—Bill Clinton or Rudy Giuliani? Gail Collins, who covered them both from the early 1990s, revisits the impact of each leader.
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The Fight Against AIDS, 1992 to Today

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In 1992, AIDS was the number-one cause of death for U.S. men age 25 to 44. Today, it's 6th. As part of "25 Years in 25 Days," the Brian Lehrer Show talks about the disease, then and now.
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Bourdain Goes To The Bronx

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Anthony Bourdain has been all over the world, but he's never done an episode in the Bronx -- about which he says he's "shamefully, shamefully unaware." Now he's trying to fix that.
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Texting With the Teacher: What's OK, What's Not

Thursday, October 02, 2014

When does a teacher's seemingly genuine concern and interest in a student cross the line to inappropriate? Professor Marla Brassard explains how to look out for predatory teachers.
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How The Latino Vote Will Change Everything

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Do issues that unite Latinos translate to voting influence?
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A Foreign Policy, Closer to Home

Thursday, October 02, 2014

David Petraeus and Robert Zoellick talk about a Council on Foreign Relations report calling for approval of the Keystone pipeline and federal immigration reform.
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Petraeus on North America; Bourdain in the Bronx

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Retired U.S. General David Petraeus and former World Bank President Robert Zoellick offer a new vision for North America, including approving the Keystone pipeline, immigration reform and freer trade policies. Plus: Anthony Bourdain goes to the Bronx (for his TV show “Parts Unknown”); day four of The Brian Lehrer Show anniversary series 25 Years in 25 Days looks at 1992 and the fight against HIV/AIDS; and a look at the growing influence of Latino voters.

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Do Snobby Sales Clerks Make You Spend More?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Yes, says a new study, but mostly at high-end stores. What is it about rude people that makes us want to give them our money?
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'Legal But Shady'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Secret recordings from the New York Fed made during the financial crisis show regulators appearing unwilling to truly confront the banks they regulate. Inside the latest revelations.
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Obamacare's First Birthday

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Enrolees, the uninsured, and health care providers call in to talk about the first year of Obamacare.
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Wages; Websites; and Whistleblowers

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It’s day three of The Brian Lehrer Show anniversary celebration 25 years in 25 days, and we’re looking back to 1991, when the very first website went up on the web. Media thinker, author and Queens College professor Doug Rushkoff talks about all the many ways the Internet has changed the world in the past 23 years. Plus: Mayor de Blasio announced he’s expanding the living wage law; the story of a New York Federal Reserve regulator who was fired after she secretly taped meetings at Goldman Sachs - which she’d been hired to oversee; and a new study shows people spend more money at high-end retailers when the sales people are rude.

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25 Years in 25 Days (1991): The First Website

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

1991 saw the first website. Doug Rushkoff, media thinker, author, and now professor of media studies at CUNY/Queens College, reflects on how 23 years of Internet have changed the world.
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A 1991 Report from the Crown Heights Riots

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

We remember the Crown Heights riots of 1991 with an excerpt of WNYC's original reporting.
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Raising the Living Wage

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's executive order will expand the living wage law. New York Times reporter, Rachel L. Swarns, discusses the impact this executive order might have on the city.
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Mark Kelly on Guns, Responsibly

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 Mark Kelly discusses his work trying to find a way to protect gun rights while preventing gun violence.
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Ray Kelly Remembers the Height of NYC Crime

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In 1990 there were 2,605 murders in NYC. As part of Brian Lehrer's "25 Years in 25 Days," the former police commissioner discusses the bad old days and what's changed.
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Hong Kong Erupts

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Washington Post Beijing correspondent William Wan updates the situation in Hong Kong.
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