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NYC Mayoral Race; How To Be Brave; Five Pillars Continued

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and Kate Taylor from the New York Times update us on the latest in the mayoral race, including who is raising the most money, and where it’s coming from. Plus: active architecture; Five Pillars of Islam week continues with a call-in for anyone who has gone on a religious pilgrimage in honor of the Hajj; Mark Binelli on Detroit's bankruptcy filing; Polly Morland, an author and documentary filmmaker, on her search for bravery; and a call-in to find out just what you’ll wait on – or in – a long line for. 

The State of the Race(s)

The election season is heating up, with new polls showing strong support for Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer in the mayoral and comptroller's race, respectively. Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, and Kate Taylor of the New York Times discuss the state of the races, and the recent Times poll on Mayor Bloomberg's legacy.

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How Design Can Change Your Health

Mayor Bloomberg is promoting a plan that encourages building designers to promote physical activity, like taking the stairs. Roger Duffy, partner at the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, discusses what constitutes "active architecture" and how it can make a difference in peoples' lives.

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Five Pillars Week: Pilgrimage Open Phones

It's Five Pillars of Islam week on The Brian Lehrer Show. Every day this week, we're hosting an interfaith conversation based around the Five Pillars: Shahadah (faith), Salat (prayer), Sawm (Ramadan), Zakat (charity) and Hajj (pilgrimage). Today: we open the phones to discuss faith and pilgrimage as part of your religious practice. Call 212-433-9692 or post a comment here

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Is Detroit Broke?

On Thursday, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court. So what does this mean? Mark Binelli, author of Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis talks about the filing, and the Brian Lehrer Show takes calls from former Motor City residents.

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How to be Brave

Polly Morland, documentary filmmaker and the author of The Society of Timid Souls: or, How To Be Brave (Crown, 2013), talks about her exploration of bravery and how people find it.

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Open Phones: What Are You Waiting On Line For?

From the line for Cronuts to the line for MoMA's Rain Room, there's a lot of waiting going on this summer. What's the longest you've waited on a line (or in a line), and what's your limit? Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, and tell us where you draw the line for lines. Art critic and WNYC contributor Deborah Solomon talks about what's worth waiting for in the New York art scene this summer. 

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Weekend Bonus: Five Pillars Week

This was Five Pillars week on The Brian Lehrer Show -- five interfaith conversations based around the Five Pillars of Islam: Shahadah (faith), Salat (prayer), Sawm (Ramadan), Zakat (charity) and Hajj (pilgrimage). This podcast compiles all five of the conversations into one file. Thanks for listening! Tune in to the Brian Lehrer Show every day at 10am on WNYC.

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