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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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Stop the Killing!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Here on the 27th floor, we have a real weakness for last names that reflect the actvities of their owners. And ever since the trial of Edgar Ray Killen, we've been wondering what other murderers give themselves away in their names.

Today we got an answer--but does it count? ...

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Photo File: Mario & Plotz

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


Sperm detective David Plotz


Guest host Mario Murillo

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Democracy Wonk

Monday, June 27, 2005

Have you been wondering about those spots that went into rotation today, you know the ones where Brian admonishes you to 'be nice to the guest hosts' and introduces something called 'Democracy Wonk'? Allow us to explain:

Be nice to the guest hosts: no joke. Brian is out all this ...

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Scotus Madness

Friday, June 24, 2005

It's Friday afternoon, and we are afflicted with a bad case of Supreme Court fever! The rumor is that a whole host of important rulings (intellectual property, the ten commandments, cable TV) will come down Monday morning...and possibly the announcement of a resignation.

Bill Kristol says O'Connor, not Rehnquist, may be the one giving notice.

The Washington Times reports today on the headhunting committee (which includes one possible headhunt-ee, Alberto Gonzalez). Slate looks at the likely nominees.

Check out SCOTUSblog's visual breakdown of who voted how in cases this week.

Medill School of journalism has a great summary of this season's cases.

Feedback on yesterday's Kelo decision, which made it easier for governments to take away private property through eminent domain.

Kelo interpreted the U.S. Constitution's 5th Amendment. This decision does not affect the New York State's Constitutional restrictions on the exercising of the power of eminent domain. There would have to be a change, not only in State statute but probably also in the New York State Constitution to allow purely "economic condemnation" in New York, like that which occurred in New London.
-WB

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Photo Album: evangelicals in the house

Thursday, June 23, 2005


Reverend Robert Johansson


Pastor Gregg Farah

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BL in the NYT

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Public Broadcasters' Tightrope Over Funds...all publicity is good publicity, right? Who said that, again?

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Photo File: Sheryl Garrett

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


The financial planner for the young, old, gay, straight, and definitely unmarried

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Feedback: Downing Street Memo

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Subject: Bush's intentions
I'm sorry, I have as much distaste for Bush and his policies and actions as most of your left-leaning listeners, but since when is it an impeachable offense to "have in mind" to want to defeat an evil dictator, or even just anyone. Fraudulent documents or statements are certainly bad things, but come on, it is not illegal to have an agenda!
-JT

Subject: bloggers
i think it is a mistake to include bloggers -- left or right -- in a discussion as sensitive as that attending the downing street memos.

unlike the london times reporter, bloggers answer to no editors but themselves and are free to "report" unchallenged whatever pleases them.
-FB

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Naoko on CPB

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

A different take on state funding for public broadcasting from a friend in Japan (bolding our own):

The right wing in America does not like public broadcasting because they think you are too liberal?

That's interesting! Because it's opposite to Japanese situation! In Japan, I believe the public broadcarting - NHK - is considered rather conservative and other commercial TV stations are considered generally liberal.

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How Does Your Park Rate?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Check out this pdf from New Yorkers for Parks.

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