Brian Lehrer Show: Live at Montclair State

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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And fill out the survey below about why you love your NJ town!

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Slideshow: The New Littles Artist Maps

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

To wrap up our New Littles project, the Brian Lehrer Show asked local artists and illustrators to represent the various new neighborhoods we'd discussed on a map. Not knowing what to expect, we put out a call for entries and waited. The response was incredible, full of talent, inventiveness and community spirit. Check out the entries below, and be sure to visit the artist's website to support their work - many of the pieces are even for sale! Thanks to all for participating in The New Littles.

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Artists: Help Draw The "New Littles" New Map

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Over the course of our New Littles project, we've identified some of New York's overlooked ethnic communities. Now, we want artists and illustrators to draw a new neighborhood map. Our favorites will be featured on the WNYC website and on-air during the Brian Lehrer Show. Upload your artwork directly below, or post a link in the comments page. Deadline for submission is Monday, July 11th. Here are some of the neighborhoods you may want to include (though you can obviously include others you know about):

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The New Littles: Explore The Data and Map

Thursday, June 02, 2011

UPDATE: Check out the New Little Map Below! We've taken our data set and mapped it.

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration you may not know about or are changing quickly. ...

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Brian's Indie Rock Mixtape

Friday, May 20, 2011

Brian mispronounced "Fugazi" on the air recently (whoops!) and our twitter friends came to the rescue. Using the hashtag #brianlehrerindiemixtape they suggested songs to bring Brian up to speed. Here is that playlist. Keep adding your suggestions in the comments below or just tweet them @brianlehrer (don't forget the hashtag).

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Past and Present With Jill Lepore

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore talks history all month.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries

Monday, February 14, 2011

Annual series on the Oscar nominated docs!

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Slideshow: What Does the State of the Union Mean to You?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


New Yorkers gathered at WNYC's Greene Space on Tuesday night to watch the President's State of the Union address. Every year we get this glimpse into the President's reflections on the previous year and his thoughts on the future. Some of you were excited about the speech, some were worried, some were just curious to hear what he had to say.

We wanted it to feel like you were really there so we captured it on camera with our own version of President Obama.

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Money U

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A series on financial literacy in today's economy.

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Experiment: You Introduce The Brian Lehrer Show

Friday, January 07, 2011

We here at The Brian Lehrer Show are trying a little experiment and need your help! We want as many diverse voices as possible to introduce the program at the beginning of each hour. For now we’re gathering the tape, though we may eventually use it on air. If you’d like to participate, make sure you read the disclaimer below, then follow these simple instructions.

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Talk To Your Tree Vendor For Rut or Recovery

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Guest List: What BL Show guests are giving over the Holidays

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Brian Lehrer Show staff is running low on good gift ideas this year, so we are asking some of our guests what gifts they are giving this holiday season.  These are some of their suggestions. 

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Group Mixtape: What Songs Are You Cooking To?

Thursday, November 18, 2010


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Brian Lehrer Show Marathon Meetup

Friday, November 05, 2010

[Thanks to resident running experts Alex Villari and Sarah Gilligan for helping to think this through.]

We are now gathering your Marathon Meet-Up stories. Did you see any of our runners along the course? Run into any fellow WNYC listeners? Or even if you just have a good story about your marathon experience, post it below! 

We have our runner database up and running! We'll do our best to update again before race time, keep tuned to facebook and twitter for the latest. Don't forget, take a listen to our very own Rex Doane demonstrating how you can cheer on fellow Brian Lehrer Show fans during the race, using the special phrase "It's A Free Country"

Are you running the marathon and wish there was someone to cheer you on? Are you watching the marathon and wish you had someone to cheer for? We're going to link up Brian Lehrer show runners and fans for this Sunday's marathon.

Runners: Check out the map below - this shows you where to keep your ears open for fellow WNYC fans who will be cheering you on.

Watchers: Check out the database below, print it out and bring it with you to your viewing spot. Want to take it the next level and track one of our runners online or through your iphone app? Information at the NYRR home page

We'll be tweeting updates and posting to facebook whenever we have more information on this site.

And don't forget, whether you are running or watching, snap pictures of any fateful encounters you may have!


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Global English: Your Nominations, Please

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leslie Dunton-Downer takes listener suggestions for foreign words and phrases that should join "Global English."

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Jay Walder Responds

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jay Walder, chairman of the MTA, responds to some of the listeners' comments and concerns, after his October 5th visit to the Brian Lehrer Show.

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BL Show Listener Chorus - Give Peace A Chance

Friday, October 08, 2010

UPDATE: It happened! Listen here.

Today, live on-air, we're going to try a group sing-along to John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance." We'll select a few callers and have them sing one verse each, and all joining in on the chorus. For now, here are the lyrics to the ...

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Transcript: Rick Lazio on The Brian Lehrer Show

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Rick Lazio, former congressman (R-NY2), who is running for Republican nomination for New York governor, discussed his bid to get the Republican nomination for governor in the September 14th primary. Below is a full transcript of the interview on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Listener Suggestions: Young Adult Reading List

Thursday, August 26, 2010

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's August weekly series, Book Futures, on the future of the publishing industry with Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, we asked you to help us make a reading list for young adults. Here are your suggestions!

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"Time To Speak Up": Former Adviser Ken Adelman Calls on Bush to Support Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Speaking on today's Brian Lehrer Show, former Bush and Reagan adviser Ken Adelman called on President Bush to break his silence and come out in support of the proposed Park51 cultural center and mosque development in Lower Manhattan. Adelman said "I'm a little disappointed in President Bush, that he hasn't come would be a wonderful time to reemerge on the political state and to say that after 9/11 [he] was for acceptance of Islamic leadership that was moderate and responsible in the American way, and that [he still] believes that now."

When asked by Brian if he thought this, and not other matters such as taxes or the war in Afghanistan, was the issue on which Bush should break his silence, Adelman said "I do...this is an issue on which he has been identified with in the past, a moral issue. It would be going against members of his own tribe, his own party, his own ideology. I think it’s especially important at times to show that kind of political courage."

Expand this post to read the full transcript and hear audio of the exchange.

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