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Please Trip Responsibly

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

We hear from the co-director of the Center for Responsible Travel on how to negotiate ethical, environmental and cultural concerns. 

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Retirement: Can't Wait or Quit Pushing

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Where are you on the spectrum of "I can't wait to get out of here" to "don't make me retire!?"

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The Social History of Retirement

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How the concept of retirement has evolved throughout the ages.

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How to Retire Abroad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Are you planning to retire abroad? 

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Making Sense of the Dollars

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Advice on money and retirement.

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What's Your Retirement Destination?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Where do you see yourself living when you retire?

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What Makes a Successful Ten Year Old?

Friday, June 06, 2014

KJ Dell'Antonia, lead writer and editor on the Motherlode blog on NYTimes.com, explores the measures of success parents have for kids - is it getting good grades and excelling at sports, or cleaning up after dinner, unprompted? Is it the effort, or the achievement? Parents, can you separate your child's success from your own?

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If I Can Make It Here

Friday, June 06, 2014

Does the song lyric have it right?  Is "making it" in New York, New York different from success elsewhere?   

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Glory Days? The Mid-Life Divide

Friday, June 06, 2014

Janet Taylor, community psychiatrist in New York City and a contributor to AARP's Life Reimagined project, talks about the challenges people face after age 50 and whether their early ideas of success have held up and how life has changed their plans along the way.

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Money, Marriage, and Making It

Friday, June 06, 2014

June Carbone, professor of law, science and technology at the University of Minnesota, and co-author of Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family [Oxford] and Naomi Cahn, professor at George Washington University Law School, and co-author of the book talk about how ideas of success and stability inform marriage, partnerships, and inequality in our society -- and how those forces have changed over time.

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What Does It Mean to Make It?

Friday, June 06, 2014

What does it mean to you, right now, to be successful? What's your criteria at this very moment? Don't think about it too much. Just tell us the first thing you think of as we kick off this special two-hour family meeting on "Making it" and success.

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Why Are We Laughing?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Scott Weems, who has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from UCLA and is now the author of Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why, kicks off our "family meeting" on laughter by explaining why we laugh and discussing what a sense of humor means from a scientific and personal perspective.

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When It's Okay To Laugh

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some of the best jokes are about difficult subjects, like politics. Lizz Winstead, a comedian, writer, and co-founder of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Hari Kondabolu, a comedian whose debut album is called "Waiting for 2042," talk about making political topics funny and where to draw the line, from immigration to abortion.

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John Hodgman Judges Your Jokes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

You think you have a funny joke. Author, actor and humorist John Hodgman will judge it on its merits. Plus: he'll talk about the Ragnarok Survival Kit he has put together.

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Improv Life Lessons, "Yes and" and Beyond

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Improvisational comedy relies on team work, thinking creatively on your feet, and being open to new ideas. Charlie Todd, founder of the prank collective Improv Everywhere and a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, talks about the lessons you can learn from improv that apply in real life.

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Your Guide to Tenants' Rights

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Do you know how to negotiate a new lease with your landlord? What to do when your apartment is in need of repairs, or your neighbors are violating noise ordinances? Housing expert Jaron Benjamin answers your practical questions, part of the Brian Lehrer Show's two-hour "family meeting" on all things rent-related.

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How Dense Can We Get?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Mayor's plan for affordable housing includes increased density. What do you think it would mean for your neighborhood? What kind of community benefits would be needed to make it work? How does this compare with your vision of the city's future? Call in and tell us what you think about increasing density. 212-433-WNYC…

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How Do You Feel About the Space You Rent?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Whether you grew up in the space you rent or moved in last month, we want to hear about your relationship with your rental unit. Have you ever renovated it? How is the space affecting you financially? If you move a lot, what's your approach to your space?

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Your Commercial Real Estate Market

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Daniel Geiger, a senior reporter covering commercial real estate at Crain's New York Business, talks about commercial rent and how the market is going for small businesses in New York City. 

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Rent-Related Advice Roulette

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

It's time for another round of advice roulette! Call in to get advice about your rent-related dilemma. The catch? You've got to give advice first! If you're wrestling with a tricky question -- should you move in together? How much should you charge your roommate for that tiny "bedroom" (closet)? Should you rent or buy? -- call in to get advice from your fellow Brian Lehrer Show listeners. 212-433-9692. Or, post a question/give advice in the comments below.

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