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Cyclists, What Do You Do At Red Lights?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The law says stop and wait, but many local bikers adopt their own rules. So, do you stop/wait; stop/look/go; or blow through red lights?
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Dress Codes, Against Football, Hacking the Breast Pump

Friday, September 19, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: dress codes and gender, a football fan's lament, and building a better (and quieter) breast pump.
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Hi. Could You Call Us?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Help us mark the Brian Lehrer Show's 25th anniversary! We're looking for listeners and fans who want to leave a message introducing our series on 25 years of important stories.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Nuns, Woodlawn's Secrets, Tavis Smiley on MLK

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: a conversation about modern nuns, Woodlawn Cemetery's design secrets, and Tavis Smiley on MLK's last year.
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Video, Chat, and Transcript: President Obama Address on ISIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Obama addressed the country about how the U.S. would lead a coalition to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Read the transcript, watch the video.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Later School, General Zinni, Advice for Working Parents

Friday, September 05, 2014

Three of our favorites from the week, in case you missed them. Perfect for your walk, run, or cooking.
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#TBT Brian and John Oliver, 2007

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Before John Oliver had writers, he was one. In this installment of Throwback Thursday: Oliver's chat with Brian from 2007 about the Writers Guild of America strike and what was at stake.
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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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