The Lines Are Open

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Brian Lehrer Show listeners are the guests for the final live show of 2011. The phone lines are open for your calls on how your opinion changed on any issue; what was the biggest news story of the year in any other country; what was underrated in 2011; advice roulette; and Occupy Your Street: the most local cause for your community this year; and more!

Open Phones: Progressive vs. Liberal

A recent Pew Poll found that 67% of the public have a positive perception of the word "progressive", yet only 50% have a positive view of the word "liberal". We are opening the phones to ask, how do you define these terms? 

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Open Phones: Headlines from Your Country

We are opening the phones to immigrants from anywhere. What was the biggest news story in 2011 from your country of origin? 

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Open Phones: Occupy Your Street

Today we are asking listeners, what local causes did you take on in your neighborhood this year? 

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Open Phones: Changing Your Mind

What did you change your mind about in 2011? The phones are open for your calls on what you changed your opinion about this year, whether personally or politically, and why.

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Open Phones: Underrated

Call in and talk about what you found to be underrated in 2011. It can be anything - from a restaurant to a person, from a t.v. show to a new gadget. What was underestimated in public or private life this year? 

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Open Phones: Advice Roulette

Need advice? Call in to ask for advice you need, and while you're on the phone give some advice to another listener in need. 

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2011 new year's

2011 News Quiz: 10 True/False Questions

Yesterday on the show we tested your knowledge in our annual year-end news quiz. (Listen here) Below are 10 of our favorite questions from the True/False lightning round at the end of the show. See how much you were paying attention in 2011 -- and no googling.

Happy New Year from everyone at the BL Show!

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