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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Q: Hi --
I want to send in a 90-second contribution to the opinion SLAM tomorrow. Should I send it to this e-maill address?

-AC

A: People, people, people! Listen to Brian when he speaks to you! This is a call-in. As per usual with our show, there ...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Subject: 4 SCJ = Christine Todd Whitman

After hearing her on NPR, she sounds reasonable, sane and articulate. She's a republican who has explicitly rejected a social and political order emerging out of "biblical truth." All interpretations, however attentive to textual meanings must also integrate both the context of the writer[s] as well as the context of us, the readers.
-JF

I am a militant moderate: be reasonable or else! Some elements of the militant moderate philosphy:

Liberals exist to keep the neanderthals from ruling the world. conservatives exist to keep the pointy-heads from ruling the world.

The liberals have the arts, the media, and education. The conservatives have business and the military. Sounds fair and balanced to me.
-JM

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Random Site-Ing

Monday, July 11, 2005

Uniformfreak is a cybercollector who will almost definitely never make an appearance on our show. Nevertheless, his collection of airline stewardess uniforms is well worth visiting.

Especially noteworthy: Allegheny Airlines.

<a href="Feedback!

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On Tomorrow's Show

Monday, July 11, 2005

WNYC's Beth Fertig and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky try to explain why the MTA has spent only about $30m of $600m allocated for improvements to public transportation security.

M.T.A. Slow to Spend Money on Transit Security (The New York Times)

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Friedman Rebutted!

Monday, July 11, 2005

On today's show NYU's Bernard Haykel refuted Tom Friedman's assertion that "to this day - no major Muslim cleric or religious body has ever issued a fatwa condemning Osama bin Laden."

In fact, says Haykel, plenty of Muslims, including Muslim clerics, have condemned terror against civilians committed ...

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Feedback: The Facebook goes Digital

Friday, July 08, 2005

In the interest of (mostly) shameless self-promotion, I thought you might find this article I wrote for my college newspaper interesting. I think thefacebook is part of a huge shift in how young people form friendships and relationships. For instance, students now "research" their acquaintances and crushes. And that, ...

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The Extell Plan

Friday, July 08, 2005


an aerial view of the Extell plan


how it would look on a map

(courtesy of Cetra-Ruddy)

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Photo File: Fareed Zakaria and Guy Martin

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Newsweek International's Fareed Zakaria


Guy Martin of New York Magazine

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Commentary Slam Cancelled

Thursday, July 07, 2005

This morning we'll just keep you up to date on the London bombings.

The slam will be rescheduled for another day, stay tuned for more info.

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Feedback: Balance

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Dear Brian (and the producers of the Brian Lehrer Show):

I was listening to the show today (Tues, 7/05), and a couple of callers
tried to make the point that you have moved to a more conservative
point of view
on your show, one from the left, one from the right.
Those calls were sort of indicative of the times we find ourselves in,
I think. The man on the Left is feeling paranoid because of the
actions of the FCC over recent years, and the appointment of
right-wingers to head the CPB.

On the other hand, I think the guy on the Right had a
preconceived notion of the "Liberal Media that is Public Radio", when
he found your show and was pleasantly surprised. He said you gained
him as a listener. Good for you. (Maybe he'll even become a member
someday.) I guess my point is that everything, everything these days
is seen in terms of which side you fall on the political divide, and
thankfully you are one that refuses, and brings us all to a forum where
we can hear each other out. I thank you for being an increasingly lone
voice in the wilderness.

Maybe someday I'll have the nerve to even call in.
-SD

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Photo File: Jonathan Trichter

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


The Pace Poll's Jonathan Trichter pulls meaning from numbers

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Q & A

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Q: Didn't see any info on your site re: 90 second commentaries you have been talking about. How does one send one in? Thanks. PS - love your voice!
-MC

A: This is a spontaneous slam, no submissions required. Just think up a witty 90-second rap or rant, then ...

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Full Disclosure

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

A self-described liberal caller to today's Democracy Wonk segment took issue with Brian's failure to mention earlier in the show that guest Charles Krauthammer is also a contributor to Fox News Channel (he is better known as a syndicated columnist appearing in the Washington Post).

What do you think? By not mentioning Krauthammer's other job at a news outlet with a conservative slant, did he do listeners a disservice? Or do Krauthammer's conservative views speak for themselves, and don't columnists of all striped appear on TV and radio all the time?

<a href="Tell us what you think!

Click here to hear that segment

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Painting A Picture of America

Monday, July 04, 2005


American Gothic (Grant Wood, 1930)

American Gothic is one of the most recognized and recognizable paintings in America, and also the topic of discussion on today's show (with author and art historian Thomas Hoving). Click here for a ...

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When the Cat's Away...Supreme Court Justices will Retire!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Dear Brian,

Please do not ever go on vacation again. I think by now enough vacations with missed momentous events have taken place for there to be a scientific correlation between your absence on WNYC and the 'changing of America as we know it.'

Not sure what your wife and ...

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Photo File: Owen

Friday, July 01, 2005


John Coonrod of the Hunger Project


Owen Gleiberman is serious about summer movies


Guest host and swell gal Sarah Crichton

Feedback!

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Photo File: The Overhearers

Thursday, June 30, 2005


S. Morgan Friedman (l) and Michael Malice (r)

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Feedback: Overheard in New York

Thursday, June 30, 2005

when Mayor Guiliani moved in with his gay friends during his seperation a raspy voiced woman from canarsie said.

"I'm so dispointed with him, I didn't know he was that kind of guy"
-WT

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Feedback: Subway Rules

Thursday, June 30, 2005

NO PREACHERS OF ANY KIND!
-GD

rowdy high school students should lose their train passes.....3 p.m. is dangerous on platforms and trains
-AS

No Picking Your Nose Wiping It On The Pole! I've seen it happen on
the B train!!

-I

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Photo File: Life on Mars

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Very interplanetary: Chris Bannon (r) and Jad Abumrad (l) discuss the original 'War of the Worlds'


Jennifer Gonnerman shares battered women's stories


The prophetess of co-ops, ...

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