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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Larry Sabato, founder and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virgina, believes that it is time to rewrite the American Constitution. We find out why. Plus, a plan to abolish the St. Patrick's Day parade in its current form, the future of the city's streetscape, New Jersey's stem-cell research proposition, and defying stereotypes in the NYPD.

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Larry Sabato

Should the St. Patrick's Day Parade Be Abolished?

Niall O'Dowd, publisher of the Irish Voice newspaper, outlines why he wants to abolish the St. Patrick's Day parade in its current form. Also, Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council, and Bruce Morrison, former Congressman from Connecticut, on what other immigrant groups can learn from ...

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The NYC Streets Renaissance

Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, and Mark Gorton, president and founder of the Open Planning Project, discuss the future of New York City's streetscape.

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Reviving Democracy

Larry Sabato, founder and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virgina and author of A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize Our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country (Walker & Company, 2007) believes that we should rewrite the American Constitution.

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Open Phones: Stem Cell Research

Listeners from New Jersey participate in an unofficial, thoroughly unscientific poll on how they will vote on proposition 2, otherwise known as the New Jersey Stem Cell Research Bond Act.

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Defying Stereotypes in the NYPD

In the documentary Tea & Justice, producer/director Ermena Vinluan, examines stereotypical views of Asian women and of the NYPD and how three Asian immigrant policewomen dealt with them. She’s joined by one of the women featured in the film, the NYPD's first Asian American female officer, Agnes Chan. ...

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Andrea Bernstein




Andrea Bernstein

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Andrea Bernstein from WNYC talking about the campaign trail on The Brian Lehrer Show on October 18, 2007

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Martha Southgate




Martha Southgate

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Writer Martha Southgate discusses African American books nad the publishing industry on the Brian Lehrer Show, 9/19/07.

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David Folkenflik




David Folkenflik

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NPR's David Folkenflik discusses the Kurt Eichenwald memory lapse case on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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Naomi Klein




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Author Naomi Klein discusses her new book and happily declines to endorse an American Presidential candidate on the Brian Lehrer Show, 9/18/07.

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Levys and Lehrer




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The Levy family of tour guides meets Brian Lehrer to quiz listeners about
New York City facts and places.

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Levys and Lehrer




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The Levy family of tour guides meets Brian Lehrer to quiz listeners about
New York City facts and places.

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Brian De Palma




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Brian de Palma talks to Brian Lehrer about his new film, Redacted on October 11, 2007.

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