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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

With the economy in a downturn, tourism may be the most recession-proof industry left. Now the Empire State Coalition is looking to reclaim its most famous slogan: I ♥ New York. Plus, a new poetry festival comes to Jackson Heights, and we solicit listener poetry about their “Dream from Queens.”

♥s and Minds

When the economy is shaky, tourism may be a necessary evil to kick start growth. Milton Glaser explains why he felt designing the "I ♥ NY" logo was his civic duty in similar tough times. Also, Thomas Ranese of Empire State Development explains why tourism makes dollars and ...

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New York Needs to Get Some Game

Tara Colton, deputy director of Center for an Urban Future, authored a report that says New York City should do more for its video game industry. Wade Tinney, founding partner of Large Animal Games, talks about what it's like to be a gamer in the Big ...

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Word of Wisdom

With a new crop of college graduates stepping out into the real world, we ask Brian Lehrer Show listeners to offer their one-word advice.


Comment below!

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Laws of Sodomy

William Eskridge, the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale and author of Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws In America, talks about his new book.

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Relief for China

With a death toll teetering around 12,000 from the recent earthquake, China needs all the help it can get. Queens New York City Councilman John Liu discusses some ways New Yorkers can help.

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Queens Poetry

This weekend brings the first Jackson Heights Poetry Festival. We get a preview from Sarah Heinemann, director of the festival and Ishle Park, former Poet Laureate of Queens.

Also: Send us your Queens-inspired poems. Email your poem to, and start each poem with the ...

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Outposts: It's all there in black and white


Click on the link and see if you can spot a certain producer, looking mighty determined to get President Museveni on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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