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Submit Your Re-Imagined Peace Sign

Thursday, March 29, 2012

As part of the End of War series, we're asking you to re-imagine the peace sign--as a way of re-imagining peace. What should the peace sign be? Share your design, and check out the submissions we've gotten from your fellow listeners here.

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Watch: Jonah Lehrer on Whether War is Inevitable

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jonah Lehrer, contributing editor at Wiredfrequent contributor to The New Yorker and Radiolab, and author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Work recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Allergy TV: Watch Famous Sneezes

Friday, March 23, 2012

On today's show, we're talking about the early - and brutal - start to allergy season. We'll also play some examples of famous sneezes. See below for our favorite examples (including a controversial sneeze by Ringo Starr that delayed the start of Dig A Pony) and feel free to suggest your own in the comments!

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Screening Room: War in Popular Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2012

As part of our End of War series, we're having a conversation about the portrayal of war in popular culture. Here are some clips of the movies, theater and video games we discussed.

Got a war scene you want to add to the screening room? Post it in the comments page below, or

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Listen: President Jimmy Carter on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Former President Jimmy Carter responded to Brian's question at the center of our End of War series: Is war inevitable? Listen below.

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Watch: Nada Bakri on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, March 09, 2012

Nada Bakri, New York Times reporter and widow of Anthony Shadid, the former Beirut bureau chief of the New York Times, recently visited the WNYC studios to discuss Shadid's book, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. She answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Listen: Benjamin Barber on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, March 09, 2012

Political theorist and distinguished senior fellow at Demos, Benjamin Barber, responded to Brian's question which is at the center of the show's End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Watch: Karl Meyer & Shareen Brysac on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Shareen Blair Brysac and Karl E. Meyer, the co-authors of Pax Ethnica:  Where and How Diversity Succeeds, recently visited the WNYC studios. They answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Special Super Tuesday Broadcast

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm EST, WNYC hosts a Super Tuesday Primary Special in collaboration with WCPN in Cleveland and WKSU in Northeastern Ohio.

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Watch: Marshall Curry on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, February 17, 2012

Marshall Curry, documentary filmmaker and director of the Oscar nominated film "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Watch: Marwan Bishara on Whether War is Inevitable

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst for Al Jazeera English, host of Empire, the monthly show about global powers, and author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions, recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Watch: John Horgan On Whether War Is Inevitable

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Science journalist, director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of the new book The End of War, John Horgan, recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War, which Horgan's book inspired: Is War Inevitable?

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Watch: Dylan Ratigan On Whether War Is Inevitable

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan recently visited the WNYC studios and answered the question we're asking as part of our End of War series: Is War Inevitable?

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Survey: Is War Inevitable?

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Brian Lehrer Show is running a series called "End of War." You'll hear several big conversations on the show about whether war is inevitable--and we want your participation. We're polling humanity: Is war inevitable? Will humans ever stop fighting wars, once and for all? Why or why not? 

Submit your answer in one of three ways: as text, video or as an audio file. Click here to see the responses we've gotten so far.

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End of War: Brian's Response

Friday, February 10, 2012

Watch Brian's response to the question: Is war inevitable?

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Screening Room: Larry McCarthy's Greatest Attack Ads

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

On Tuesday, Jane Mayer of the New Yorker joins Brian to discuss the career of Larry McCarthy, perhaps the most successful practitioner of the art of the negative political ad. He's now working for the pro-Romney SuperPAC "Restore Our Future." From Willie Horton to the Newt Gingrich "baggage" ad, here (in chronological order) are some of McCarthy's most notable pieces (that are available online).

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Your Super Bowl Predictions

Friday, February 03, 2012

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2011 News Quiz: 10 True/False Questions

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Yesterday on the show we tested your knowledge in our annual year-end news quiz. (Listen here) Below are 10 of our favorite questions from the True/False lightning round at the end of the show. See how much you were paying attention in 2011 -- and no googling.

Happy New Year from everyone at the BL Show!

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Best of 2011: The Year in (Your) Pictures

Thursday, December 22, 2011

There are lots of roundups of the year's best pictures, but we want to do it a little differently.

This year cell phone pictures brought us news stories, from protests in Tahrir Square to the impact of Hurricane Irene. For our one and only best-of 2011 project, we want to collect the year's best pictures -- that are sitting on your cell phone. Upload them here - we'll make a highlight slideshow of our favorites!

And, no, Anthony Weiner is not eligible.

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"Pragmatic" is Merriam-Webster's Word of The Year. What's Yours?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merriam-Webster has chosen "pragmatic" as their word of the year. The dictionary saw a spike in searches for the word in the run-up to the debt ceiling negotiations and again during deficit negotiations this Fall.

»» What do you think of the decision? What would be your word of 2011? Post it below and tell us why! Or tweet us @brianlehrer using the tag #blword.

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