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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 Lehrer and George Carlin

Thursday, July 24, 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 highlight part of Brian's conversation with legendary comedian George Carlin in 2007 in which they talk about Carlin's July 1972 arrest over the "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television." You can find Brian's whole interview (and it's really worth a listen) here. And here's the photo Carlin is really talking about.

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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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You Should Root for Costa Rica Now That the U.S. Is Out of the World Cup

Thursday, July 03, 2014

There's plenty of room on the bandwagon. You might even be able to get shotgun.

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The Best Travel Photo That's Sitting on Your Cell Phone

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Travel slideshows don't have to be boring. As the Brian Lehrer Show gets ready for Wednesday's special on all things travel, we're collecting the best travel photos sitting on your cell phone. Find out how to submit, and see some of our favorites so far.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 27, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: an interview with writer (and World Cup superfan) Elizabeth Gilbert, a look back at Freedom Summer, and a plea for Google abstinence. 

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Eat, Pray, GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Guess who is obsessed with the World Cup? Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. Here she is discussing her viewing habits, live-tweeting the games, the US as underdog, and how she got so in to soccer in the first place.

And make sure to listen to the full interview with Gilbert, where she talks about, you know, books.

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Elizabeth Gilbert's Summer Reading List -- Yours?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

No surprise, your favorite authors have favorite authors. On Tuesday, best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert will be on to discuss her latest novel, "A Signature of All Things," her approach to writing, and some of her favorite summer books.

Here is her list, if you're looking to pick up something this summer.

Books Gilbert Is Hoping to Read This Summer

Some Of Gilbert's All-Time Summer Favorites

Now -- what's on yours? Add it to the comments and we'll compile on the site.

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A Letter from Mississippi 1964

Monday, June 23, 2014

On today's Brian Lehrer Show we are taking calls and collecting stories from those with connections to 1964's Freedom Summer in Mississippi. Here is Brian Lehrer Show producer Jody Avirgan's contribution.

In August of 1964 my mother, Martha Honey, then a Freshman at Oberlin College in Ohio, traveled to Mississippi as a member of SNCC for the "Freedom Summer" campaign to register Black voters. She attended the funeral of James Chaney, one of three civil rights workers - Cheney was a black Southerner; Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were white Northerners - murded by the Klu Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi. That evening she wrote a letter to a classmate. It appears in Howard Zinn's Voices of a People's History of the United States. Here is an excerpt:

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 20, 2014

Need to catch up? The Brian Lehrer Show picks three of their favorite segments from the week and compiles them into one podcast.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 13, 2014

Need to catch up? The Brian Lehrer Show picks three of their favorite segments from the week and compiles them into one podcast.

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Wynton Marsalis Live Annotates a Duke Ellington Song

Thursday, June 12, 2014

What better guide to the music of Duke Ellington than Wynton Marsalis? And here he is doing it live, improvised on WNYC. It's like a master class in trumpet, all in two minutes.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 06, 2014

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

John Waters (First) | Hachette vs. Amazon (Starts at 20:00) | Vets on VA Hospitals and Bergdahl (Starts at 38:50)

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The Best Two-Minute Explanation of the Connection Between Neighborhood and Poverty We've Ever Heard

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

"When you begin to understand and begin to look at black people as part of broader communities... many of the things that appear mysterious to us are not mysterious at all" says Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic.

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Those Little Orange Discs on Top of Street Lights? They're Photo Cells

Monday, June 02, 2014

They're photo cells. Mystery solved.

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