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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
You can also hear past segments in the series
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Monday, December 13, 2004
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.
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...
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In the meantime, you can listen to our past segments on the issue:
John Conyers, Congressmember (D- Michigan 14th District)
[read the response letter Rep. Conyers received from Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell (and Conyers' response)]
Bev Harris, Founder of Blackboxvoting.org
Will Doherty, Executive Director of the Verified Voting Foundation
Bill Cohen, reporter in the Ohio Public Radio TV Statehouse News Bureau
Jon Craig, statehouse reporter for the Columbus Dispatch
Miles Rapoport, President of the think tank Demos and former Connecticut Secretary of State
David Corn, Washington Editor of The Nation, and FOX News Channel contributor
Thom Hartmann, nationally syndicated radio host
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-8th Congressional District
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
Greg Palast investigative journalist
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Monday, November 29, 2004
For the first time since Barnes and Noble's superstores took Manhattan by storm in the mid 1990s, a big new independent bookstore is opening.
The conventional wisdom says independents can only survive if they carve out a niche (gay, women's, arts, etc). McNally Robinson, a family-owned chain with outlets ...
Friday, November 19, 2004
The Federal Communications Committee is in the headlines again this week with its criticism of ABC over their “steamy” promotion for “Desperate Housewives” before Monday Night Football. Chairman Michael Powell said he found the news "disappointing" and the network issued an apology. The promo skit ...
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Tune in to the show tomorrow to hear NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling report on the abuse of immigrants in American jails. Focusing on two prisons in New Jersey, Zwerdling discovered a pattern of abuse, including physical assault and the use of dogs to terrorize detainees, dating back to the mid ...