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Recount Update...validated?

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Throughout our recently-concluded Recount Update series, we've been asking ourselves exactly what the purpose of re-examining the 2004 vote is.

On the one hand, there is widespread evidence of voting irrgularities in localities in Ohio and elsewhere, which are scarcely being covered by most media.

On the other hand, few ...

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Recount Update

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Today's installment of our Recount Update Series will hear from Green Party Presidential candidate, David Cobb.

In the meantime, read the relevant letters from Congressman John Conyers:

Dec 20 letter on Conyers’ request for support to object the Ohio electoral college (addressed to Senator Barbara Boxer)

Dec 2 letter

Dec 14 letter

All Congressional letters from the Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee

Email us your response

Read the letter Michael Moore entitled "Just One Senator" on his site today.

Hear past segments in the series.

By the way, today's temporary call-in number is 212-227-7606

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The Sherlockians Are Coming!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

January 6, 1855 is considered the "birthday" of one of the world's most famous literary detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Later this week, members of the invitation-only Baker Street Irregulars will converge on New York (a city Holmes never visited) to celebrate his birthday.

In a recent New Yorker article,

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How much Aid is the right amount?

Monday, January 03, 2005

It's a question Colin Powell had to address on Meet the Press yesterday. Why had the American contribution to tsunami relief started at just $15 million and then leapt up to $350 million? Was the US really "stingy", a word the UN's Jan Egeland had used to ...

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End of year predictions

Thursday, December 30, 2004

From one of our listners- Josh:

Colin Powell will start shilling for AT&T, allowing James Earl Jones to
pursue his true passion, foreign affairs;

Current SUV drivers will upgrade to 18-wheelers;

Arguing homesteader rights for recently abandoned property, Donald Trump
will assemble a team of ...

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Brian Lehrer T-Shirt!

Thursday, December 30, 2004

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2005: The preview

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Everybody is coming out with end of year lists, including Brian Lehrer (click here and scroll to the bottom of the page). Here's ours:

The Brian Lehrer Producers' Predictions for 2005

>Thighs will be the "in" body part and thigh-accentuating hotpants will come back

>Water in wine glasses, wine ...

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Waves of Grief

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

As the death toll of the devastating Asian Tsunami reaches unfathomable heights, the main thing on the minds of New Yorkers and those far from the danger zone is how can we help. As UNICEF director Carol Bellamy said on today’s show, monetary funds are much more useful than ...

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sweet charity

Thursday, December 23, 2004

It's the season to be giving, and thanks to our hyperactive, hypercaring listeners, we're pleased to provide YOU, dear reader, with a wide-ranging list of worthy causes, charities, nonprofits, and desperate cases.

Heifer International: farm animals for poor families around the world


The ASPCA
: house pets ...

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Recount Update Update

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

In the next installation of our recount update series MIT Technologist Ted Selker talks about improvements in electronic voting machines this morning and his proposed solutions for the remaining problems.

Selker is co-director of the CALTECH-MIT Voting project. They released this report on exit poll discrepancies

Also, broadcaster Bill Cohen will give us an update on questions in Ohio

You can also hear past segments in the series

Please email us your comments

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Santa's List

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

It's back to the slammer for Guy Velella. A five judge panel ruled unanimously that the former state senator should return to Rikers Island on December 27th.

In other correctional news Governor Pataki will not grant any clemencies to prisoners this year. He has only done this once ...

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SWF seeks home

Monday, December 20, 2004

Washington D.C. beware Jenna Bush is in the market for a house. The Bush twins spent their first six months out of college on the campaign trail, and initially rumor had it that the twins wanted to move to New York for their swinging twenties. Jenna was to teach ...

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Feedback: Cutting the Purse Strings

Thursday, December 16, 2004

I am a thirty-something classical musician and single. While I am not particularly well-off, I am financially independent and fiscally responsible and relatively comfortable. However, my parents continue to give me money and won't allow me to turn it down despite my protestations. It makes me feel dependent and needy, which I don't enjoy, but it seems to make them feel better and more secure.
-JS

I myself couldn’t wait to get out of the house as I longed for my independence, but do you think this idea that children must move out is a very American concept? In Europe, extended family situations are much more common, and kids will live at home until their late 20’s, early 30’s sometimes.
-SM

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Recount Update

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Hear John Conyers discuss his concerns over voter irregularities in Ohio on today's show. in the meantime, read the response letter he received from Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell (and Conyers' response)

Send us your response

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Sidewalk Hawk

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

As the 5th avenue co-op board nears an agreement to rebuild a home for Pale Male and his hawk family, it got some of our listeners wondering why the commoner birds don’t attract the same concern. Why are there rallies for these hawks while pigeons are given short shrift? Here are some opinions.

Email your thoughts

I for one DO care about pigeons, and feed them, and it drives me crazy to hear people talking so badly against them. I don’t have time to list all the arguments in this email, but I would ask you to please just acknowledge that not everybody feels the way you and this person who wrote the article apparently do.
-JP

Pigeons are flying rodents. They breed in the space between my apartment building and the building next door. They crap all over the place, and that's a source of disease. Why the city doesn't go after them -- and their cousins, the crawling rodents, aka rats -- is beyond me.
-JS

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Them's Fightin' Words

Monday, December 13, 2004

The New Republic Editor, Peter Beinart, sparked a debate last week when he urged Democrats to embrace a new liberalism. In his piece last week, and in a recent follow-up, Beinart compares the current war on terror to the cold war of 1947. He says “the struggle ...

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"Mullygrubs"

Friday, December 10, 2004

We devoted time today for listeners to weigh in on their feelings about the Christmas holidays. Inspired by NYT columnist Maureen Dowd’s complaints (registration required) about the so-called “mullygrubs,” we thought we’d give listeners the chance to air their grievances. Here are some selected email responses.

To activate the feelings, we played some classic Christmas songs. Let us know how yuletide music makes you feel.

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Recount Update

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Our series on questions over voter irregularities continues this morning. We'll speak to Will Doherty from Verifiedvoting.org about problems with electronic voting. The latest news on the Ohio front comes in the form of two letters from DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe and four Democratic Congressmen including Rep. Jerold Nadler of New York. Read on for the two letters...

Send us your thoughts

In the meantime, you can listen to our past segments on the issue:

UPDATED:
December 15
John Conyers, Congressmember (D- Michigan 14th District)
[read the response letter Rep. Conyers received from Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell (and Conyers' response)]
and
December 15
Bev Harris, Founder of Blackboxvoting.org

December 8
Will Doherty, Executive Director of the Verified Voting Foundation

December 1
Bill Cohen, reporter in the Ohio Public Radio TV Statehouse News Bureau
and
Jon Craig, statehouse reporter for the Columbus Dispatch

November 17
Miles Rapoport, President of the think tank Demos and former Connecticut Secretary of State

November 12
David Corn, Washington Editor of The Nation, and FOX News Channel contributor
and
Thom Hartmann, nationally syndicated radio host
and
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-8th Congressional District

November 5
Miles Rapoport, President of the think tank Demos and former Connecticut Secretary of State and Bill Cohen, reporter in the Ohio Public Radio TV Statehouse News
and
November 5
Greg Palast investigative journalist

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With friends like these....

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is on his way home, he made a landmark trip to Latin America this month, and now he is wrapping up a two day visit in the United Kingdom. It is in London where he has made some waves, in an interview ...

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Another Tight Race

Thursday, December 02, 2004

The undecided races for mayor of San Diego and governor of Washington State have gotten a lot of attention recently. But for many New Yorkers, the empty seat to watch belongs to the Governor of Puerto Rico.

When election workers stopped counting votes on the night of November ...

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