Zimmerman and Race; Birth of the McWrap; Group Singing

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Friday, July 12, 2013

As marriage week wraps up, hear what straight married people can learn from gay couples. Liza Mundy, contributor to The Atlantic and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, joins us to discuss the changing norms of marriage. Plus: the alleged connection between convicted madam and comptroller candidate Kristin Davis and Eliot Spitzer; the birth of the McDonald’s McWrap; and the benefits of group singing.

What The Zimmerman Trial Teaches Us About Race, Fear, and Violence

As the trial of George Zimmerman comes to a close, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a conversation about what the trial is saying - or not saying - about race in America.

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Lessons From Gay Marriage

Liza Mundy, writer for The Atlantic, helps wrap up marriage week by examining changing norms of marriage and giving examples of what straight married people can learn from gay couples.

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Follow Up: Is Force-Feeding Torture?

We follow up on the conversation about force-feeding at Guantanamo and explain the debate over whether it's torture with Katherine Hawkins, researcher at the Constitution Project, who contributed to their recent Task Force on Detainee Treatment report.

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Fact Check: Was Kristin Davis Eliot Spitzer's Madam?

Danny HakimNew York Times Albany bureau chief, clarifies what we know about whether there's any connection between convicted Madam and Comptroller candidate Kristin Davis and Eliot Spitzer.

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What the McWrap Says About America

Susan Berfield, reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, talks about the birth of the McWrap and what it says about Americans' changing tastes.

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Sing! Join the Brian Lehrer Show Mini-Choir Live at 11:40am

The Brian Lehrer Show is assembling a mini-choir today to sing part of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah". Be part of the on-air choir or just listen in with Stacy Horn, author of Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others, who talks about the emotional and health benefits of group singing.

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Bonus Podcast: Marriage Week

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show, we explored the state of modern marriage -- straight and gay -- from the effect of money on marriage to what newlyweds can learn from those who've been married for decades. This podcast compiles all five segments into one. Thanks for listening!

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