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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX)’s internet support for his run for the presidential nomination didn’t translate into enough votes to win, but he’s holding his own Freedom Rally in Minneapolis during the Republican National Convention. Also, Gail Collins and David Brooks preview the more “conventional’ conventions; tales from a marriage; and a Queens athlete’s shot at the Olympic glory.

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David Brooks, Gail Collins and Ron Paul

On the Campaigns

New York Times op-ed columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks take their web-only "Conversation" to the air and discuss the presidential race.

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Married Life

James Braly, journalist and storytelling performer, talks about his new one-man show, Life in a Marital Institution.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The Launch

Leading up to the Presidential election, the Brian Lehrer Show will be looking at 30 Issues in 30 Days. This time around, you produce! Listeners will be able to submit, select, and actually produce the final segments as a group. Amanda Michel, Director of Off The Bus at

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Unconventional

Ron Paul, US Congressman from Texas (R-14)and Republican presidential candidate, talks about the widespread grassroots support behind his bid for the nomination and the Rally for the Republic, an event he'll be headlining during the Republican National Convention.

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Sharp Shooter

18-year-old rifle shooter, Sandra Fong, returns home to New York City after competing in Beijing. She joins us to talk about her Olympic experience.

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James Braly



James Braly

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James Braly is a storytelling performer. He appeared on the Brian Lehrer Show on August 19, 2008 to discuss his new one-man show, Life in a Marital ...

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Amanda Michel



Amanda Michel

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Amanda Michel is the director of the Huffington Post's "Off the Bus". She appeared on the Brian Lehrer Show on August, 19, 2008 to kickoff the 30 ...

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