The Western Wall

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Barack Obama’s note of prayer, left in a crack of the Western Wall, was taken and published in the press. What does the tradition of the Western Wall signify to the faithful? Plus, the director of the new movie Frozen River talks about her story of human smuggling along New York’s border with Canada.

July is Photo Month! Our new challenge is to submit your pictures on the theme of "STRESS." What makes you stressed out? What makes you relax? Do you thrive on stress? Go out and take pictures that capture the stress (or lack thereof) in your life! Submit your shots to our Brian Lehrer Show Flickr Page now (more detailed instructions here) and we'll discuss the results on the air this week!
Today is the last day to submit so make sure to get your photos in!

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Death of the Landline

Who needs it? Apparently fewer and fewer people think they need a landline phone. Plus, there's a new cable TV provider in town. Verizon FiOS service has just started this week. Craig Moffett, senior analyst for U.S. telecommunications, cable, and satellite for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., talks ...

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Political Wrap-Up

Howard Fischer, chief correspondent for Capitol Media Service in Arizona, and Ron Christie, vice president of the lobbying firm DC Navigators, talk about John McCain's support for a proposed ban on affirmative action in Arizona. Then Zev Chafets, journalist and author of A Match Made in Heaven: American ...

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Frozen River

Filmmaker Courtney Hunt's Frozen River is a testament to why sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

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Finance: NY , Paterson, and the MTA

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli previews Governor Paterson's speech and talks about the state's financial situation. Plus, an update on his audit of the MTA.

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A Gender-Blind Recession

Women have steadily disappeared from the workforce since the 2001 recession. The New York Times economic reporter Louis Uchitelle explains that rather than a trend toward stay-at-home motherhood, the economy is to blame.

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Paging Dr.Jekyll

It seems like Mr.Hyde has been on-call a lot lately. But more hospitals are cracking down on rude and hostile behavior from its medical staff. Dr. David L. Feldman, vice president of Perioperative Services at Maimonides Medical Center, talks about enforcing "codes of mutual respect" in health care settings.

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