Playing the Gender Card

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Was it sexist for the other Democrats to all go after Hillary Clinton in the last debate or was it just the politics of fighting the front-runner? What do you think? Also, yesterday’s and today’s feminists convene; what art can teach science about the brain; and your downloads and the writers’ strike.

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Are Writers Being Wronged?

Rene Balcer, executive producer and head writer for Law & Order and creator of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Adam Brooks screenwriter for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and member of the Writers Guild East Council, explain why writers are putting down their pencils to strike.

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Open Phones: Is the Upper West Side Dirty?

Alec Baldwin called in yesterday to tell us he thinks the Upper West Side is dirty. Listeners tell us whether they think that's true.

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Proust Got There First

In his new book Proust Was a Neuroscientist (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) Jonah Lehrer writes about how novelists and other artists intuited knowledge about the brain that scientists are only now figuring out.

Proust Was a Neuroscientist is available for purchase at

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Open Phones: Sexism And Religion

Former Congresswoman and previous candidate for Vice-President Geraldine Ferraro stated that sexism reared it's head in last week's Democrat debate, is that the case? And Pat Robertson endorses Rudolph Giuliani, Charles Dunn, dean of Regent University's Robertson School of Government , analyzes the decision.

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The Other "F" Word

Feminists young and old gather at Hunter College this weekend for "Freedom on Our Terms: From Houston 1977 - New York 2007" commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first National Women’s Conference. Liz Abzug, president and co-founder of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute and Jerin Alam, president of ...

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School Report Cards

Jennifer Medina, education reporter for the New York Times, explains the new School Report Card system and reflects on parents' reactions.

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Rene Balcer and Adam Brooks: On the Writer's Guild Strike

Balcer, Executive Producer and Head Writer for Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Adam Brooks, ...


Rene Balcer and Adam Brooks

Rene Balcer and Adam Brooks

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Writers discuss the current Writer's Guild Strike. Rene Balcer, Executive Producer and Head Writer for Law and Order: Criminal Intent, ...


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Jonah Lehrer

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Author Jonah Lehrer (no known relation to Brian!) discuss his new book, Proust was a Neuroscientist, on the Brian Lehrer Show: November 7, ...


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