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#TBT Brian and Douglas Rushkoff, 1996

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In 1996, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff explained the Power Rangers to Brian -- and explained what they were teaching millennials about the future. 
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Police Militarization, Google Trends Inequality, The Gig Economy

Friday, August 22, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
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#TBT Brian and Billie Jean King, 2011

Thursday, August 21, 2014

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, we're highlighting a clip from one Brian Lehrer interview every week. This week: Billie Jean King in 2011. 
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Bill Bratton, Piper Kerman and Glenn Martin on Prisons, Remembering Robin Williams

Friday, August 15, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week: NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton; Piper Kerman on prison reform; listeners remember Robin Williams.

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#TBT Brian and Gail Collins, 1995

Thursday, August 14, 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.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, August 08, 2014

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

Trouble Filling Affordable Housing (First) | Listener Africa Summit (Starts at 19:00) | Milton Glaser on the Dying Earth (Starts at 32:20)

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#TBT Brian and Ira Glass, 1997

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Ira Glass in 1997: "Our goal is if you hear the first 90 seconds of anything you will not be able to stop listening."
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What Happened Over the Last 25 Years? Help Us Brainstorm

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

This is the 25th year of the Brian Lehrer Show, and all this fall we'll be marking it with a year-by-year look at some of the defining stories from 1989 through 2014. Right now, we're at the brainstorming stage, also known as the "remember that thing that happened that year?" stage. And we need your help!

In the spreadsheet below, the producers of the show are starting to fill in items from each year (thanks Wikipedia!), but we've opened the spreadsheet for you to help remember what really mattered. So join in when you have a few minutes, starting with any year. A few guidelines:

  • We're looking for items that had a public impact, both local, national and international. There will be opportunities for you to reflect on your personal memories from each year soon, but for now we're taking suggestions for news/events.
  • Anything goes, but we're particularly fascinated by stories that ended up having a bigger impact than anticipated. Our favorite example is the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, which was somewhat overlooked at the time but sowed the seeds for the financial crisis a decade later.
  • This is an open spreadsheet, but please don't erase or edit other entries. For now, we're collecting as many ideas as possible!
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"They're In A Box" A Call from Rikers Island

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

After a scathing federal report shed light on abusive treatment towards young inmates, a caller from Rikers Island talks about what he is seeing inside: "They are constantly screamed at all day long. 'You're bad, you're bad.' So eventually they believe they are bad and they just act out."

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, August 01, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week.
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Rayquan Perez of 2Live Describes the Life of a Subway Dancer

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Love them? Hate them? Don't understand how they do back flips on a moving train? Amid a crackdown on subway dancers, we talk to one who says he isn't going anywhere.

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#TBT Brian and Salman Rushdie, 2002

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ten or fifteen years ago, Salman Rushdie made a prediction about the kinds of social debates we'd be having "ten or fifteen years from now." 
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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Comcast and the Future of Internet for All, NYC's Immigration Commish, and Why the Modern Bathroom Stinks.

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Chat With Us During Today's Show

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today's Brian Lehrer Show has no guests, just phone calls from listeners on a variety of topics. It's a good day to try a new version of our comments page - an open chat room where you can just wander in and react in real time. So, join us below, talk to other listeners, and have fun!

Just like our comments page, registration is not required, you can just enter your name and add your comment. Listen live online here.

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#TBT Brian and George Carlin, 2007

Thursday, July 24, 2014

That time George Carlin said he looked Jesus-like in his arrest photo.
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Balm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Can you handle the heat? On Tuesday's show, we devoted much of the show to a mini-series of conversations around the theme of HEAT. Listen and download the full special above, or individual segments below.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 18, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Alec Baldwin Remembers Elaine Stritch, Are Drones Legal in New York City?, and Remembering the Harlem Riots of 1964.

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Muslim-American Professor Spied on by NSA: 'They Owe Me An Explanation'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi isn't angry, but he thinks the NSA should use its resources more wisely. "They were looking into my emails," he says, and meanwhile "ISIS in Iraq took over the country."

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Celebrating WNYC's 90th Anniversary

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

For 90 years, WNYC has reflected -- and reflected on -- our ever-changing city. Here are some of the sounds and voices that have defined New York and New York Public Radio since July 8, 1924. 

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 04, 2014

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

Travel as Pilgrimage (First) | Race, Slurs, and the World Cup (Starts at 27:45) | Nat Hentoff's Jazz and Politics (Starts at 1:07:45)

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