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Listen: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, April 20, 2012

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West, which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, came to WNYC to discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. Brian asked them the End of War question: Is war inevitable. Listen.

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How Much Do You Pay Your Babysitter?

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Brian Lehrer Show wants to know how much people in our area pay the babysitter. Tell us what the hourly rate is and what's expected: do you provide dinner or offer extra cash for a cab? Take our survey below. 

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Text Results: Survey on Marriage and Cohabiting

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.

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    Listener Link Library: Add Your Reading Picks

    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!

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    The Brian Lehrer Show Listener-Submitted “Leaving-New-York” Bucket List

    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!

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    Poll: Your Open Source Conversation Starters

    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

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    Listen: Gideon Rose on Whether War is Inevitable

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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    Listen: David Harvey on Whether War is Inevitable

    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. 

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    Watch: Tom Robbins on Whether War is Inevitable

    Tuesday, April 03, 2012

    Tom Robbins, former longtime Village Voice writer who is now the investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, visited the WNYC studios recently. He answered the question at the center of the Brian Lehrer Show End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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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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