Candidate Lhota; Defeating Bullying; Geithner's Legacy

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota takes questions about the 2nd Ave subway blast that occurred on Tuesday. (Jim O'Grady/WNYC)

Former MTA chair Joseph Lhota discusses his campaign to become this year's Republican candidate for mayor. Plus: Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon talks about her new book on bullying; Steven Rattner on Timothy Geithner's legacy; continued exploration of idiomatic phrases; and a call-in on what class you'd be particularly well-suited to teach.

Candidate Joe Lhota

Joseph Lhota, former MTA chairman and chief executive officer, talks to Brian Lehrer about running to be the Republican candidate for New York City mayor.

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Defeating the Culture of Bullying

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and Political Gabfest Radio panelist, talks about her new book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.

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Assessing Geithner's Term

President Obama's former "car czar" Steven Rattner, author of Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry, discusses Timothy Geithner's legacy in the Obama administration and current economic news.

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Open Phones: What Would You Teach?

If you could teach a class on anything, what would be the topic? What's your micro-specialty - the thing you know so well that you could share with others? It could be anything - a skill, a concept, the history of whatever - as long as you could teach it to someone who would want to learn it. Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Jonathan Soma, co-founder of the Brooklyn Brainery, talks about what makes a good topic for a class and the Brainery's mission. 


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It's Idiomatic

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases and explains the listener-submitted idiom, "scared the daylights out of me."

Tomorrow's Assignment:  Update an idiom for the digital age.  What should "turning a new leaf" become, for example?  


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