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Is War Inevitable? Here's What You Think

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Over the last four months, the Brian Lehrer Show has been asking our guests and you, our listeners, to tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Hundreds of you responded. Thanks! Below are some examples of the responses we got. To read ALL of the responses we got, go here.

And by the way, about 60% of people who responded think war is inevitable while about 40% think it's not. We're still accepting responses, so tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Survey here.  And be sure to tune in on June 13th for the final End of War show live from the Greene Space. 

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Ten Things We Learned From Douglas Brinkley About Walter Cronkite

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Historian Douglas Brinkley has a new book about Walter Cronkite and was on the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday to talk about the career and life of the "most trusted man in America." Here are 10 things that caught our ear. Listen to the full conversation below.

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Fawaz Gerges on Whether War is Inevitable

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics, came to WNYC to talk about his new book Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?. While he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? 

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End of War: Submissions from Guardian US Readers

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Guardian US posed the Brian Lehrer Show End of War question to their readers. Submissions came in from all over the world. Here are some highlights. 

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Watch: Arlie Hochschild on Whether War is Inevitable

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Professor emerita of sociology at UC Berkeley, Arlie Hochschild, recently visited the WNYC studios to discuss her new book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times. While she was here, she answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Watch: Ian Bremmer on Whether War is Inevitable

Monday, May 07, 2012

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, came to the WNYC studios to talk about his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World. While he was here, he answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Watch: Steve Bell on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Guardian's editorial cartoonist, Steve Bell, recently came to the WNYC studios. While he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? 

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Listen: E.U. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida on Whether War is Inevitable

Monday, April 30, 2012

João Vale de Almeida, the European Union Ambassador to the United States, recently visited the WNYC studio. While he was here, he answered the question at the heart of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Watch: Tracy K. Smith on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tracy K. Smith, Brooklyn resident and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Life on Mars: Poems, visited the WNYC studios recently to talk about the award and her work writing and teaching poetry. While she was here, she answered the Brian Lehrer Show End of War question: Is war inevitable?

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Listen: Margaret Atwood on Whether War is Inevitable

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.

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Your Re-Imagined Peace Signs

Friday, April 20, 2012

We asked you to re-imagine the peace sign as a way or re-thinking peace, and you did it! Check out the submissions here

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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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