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Friday, April 20, 2012

The search resumes for answers in the Etan Patz case. Lisa Cohen, the journalist and author of the book After Etan, and WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang, discuss why investigators are digging for evidence in SoHo 33 years after the 6-year-old went missing in 1979. Plus, your calls on what you remember of the Etan Patz case and whether you think it changed New York City; documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about her surveillance teach-in at the Whitney; the local Republican party; new details on the BP oil spill; language savants; and legendary knuckleballers Tim Wakefield and Phil Niekro.

The Etan Patz Case

Ailsa Chang, WNYC reporter, and Lisa Cohen, journalist and author of the book, After Etan: The Missing Child Case that Held America Captive, discuss the latest in the renewed efforts to find out what happened to Etan Patz, who disappeared 33 years ago.

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The State of the New York Republican Party

It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale discusses the state of the local Republican party ahead of next week's New York primary election.

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Watching You

Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker, National Security Administration whistle-blower William Binney, and Jacob Appelbaum, computer security researcher, privacy advocate, hacker, and human rights activist, talk about the "surveillance teach-in" they will be conducting tonight as part of the Whitney Biennial.

EVENT: Friday, April 20, 2012  7:30 PM at the Whitney Museum | More Information

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New Details on the Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

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Many Language Learners

Michael Erard, author of Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners, talks about people who easily acquire new languages and listeners share their tips. 

Event: Friday, April 20, 2012  12:30 PM at Idlewild Books, 12 W.19th St, NYC | More Information

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Tim Wakefield, retired pitcher, and Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame knuckleballer, discuss the pitch and a the new documentary Knuckleball!

→ Free Outdoor Screening and Event: Saturday, April 21st, World Financial Center | Pitching Clinic and Music at 6:30pm - Screening at 8:30pm | More Information

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Your Re-Imagined Peace Signs

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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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West

Listen: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Whether War is Inevitable

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?

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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