Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Margaret Atwood, author of Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, and Jennifer Baichwal, director of the documentary "Payback," discussed the new documentary film adaptation of Atwood's 2008 book, opening at the Film Forum in New York on Apr. 25th. While they were here, Margaret Atwood answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable? Listen.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
On Wednesday's show, we asked you to text your answers to a four-part survey about attitudes towards living together before marriage. Almost 600 responded, here are some of the results. We'll post more data as we continute to crunch the numbers. Highlights:
- 58% of our respondents were female; 42% male
- Average age of respondents: 39
- In response to the question "In general, do you think people should live together before getting married?"
- 84% of all respondents said YES.
- 93% of men said YES
- 80% of women said YES
- 84% of those under 30 said YES, 87% over 30 said yes
Below, some charts showing the living situation breakdown for our respondents.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
On Monday's show we spoke with Siva Vaidhyanathan about whether the Internet is "closing our minds" when it comes to finding new ideas and perspectives. All this week we're collecting your links to interesting articles you've found online -- and any opposing viewpoints you may have discovered in the process.
Post a link to any interesting issue-oriented article you read online in the comments below, along with a link to an opposing viewpoint (if you found it). Tell us about the article, and how it either confirmed your viewpoint or led to a new one. We'll gather your reading lists all week, then display them and dig in.
»» NOTE: Thanks for all your suggestions. We're working on cool ways to display all of these and let you link through and comment. Stay tuned, this is an ongoing project!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Compiled by Wendy Sekimura and Mae Sussman
On Tuesday we asked listeners for conversation starters for the show and you sent us over 100 ideas and we put four of those up for a vote online. When a Brian Lehrer Show listener told us that he’s leaving New York City this summer “possibly forever” and putting together a NYC bucket list, we thought it was a great idea for an open phones segment -- and so did you! Listeners voted to have this conversation today, although there was some resistance to the idea (“Make sure you get yourself a return ticket!” wrote Ken K.) we got great suggestions.
Here it is (in no particular order): The Brian Lehrer Show Listener-Submitted “Leaving-New-York” Bucket List!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
On Tuesday, the Brian Lehrer Show asked for your suggestions for conversation starters. In addition to your phone calls, we've also received over 100 submissions through our comments page and now we're asking for your vote on which open phones conversation we should have tomorrow.
Check out all the listener submissions and listen to the original segment here.
To get back to the main show page, click here.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
David Harvey, leading social theorist, Distinguished Professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, recently came on the Brian Lehrer Show to discuss how cities are at the center of both capital and class struggles--and asks how cities might be reorganized to be more just. When he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? Listen.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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?
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?