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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tonight is the first mayoral debate between the two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination. Brian Lehrer is one of the panelists – he previews the debate with Daily News columnist and fellow presenter Errol Louis. Plus: inside the school system’s notorious “rubber room”; the keys to success for female entrepreneurs; and, your memories of Ted Kennedy.


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Mayoral Debate Preview

Brian Lehrer is one of the panelists who will be questioning the mayoral hopefuls at tonight's debate. Get a preview with Brian and fellow presenter Errol Louis, columnist for The Daily News and WWRL radio host.

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Ted Kennedy Remembered

A look at the impact and legacy of Ted Kennedy, who passed away last night at the age of 77. Don Aucoin, Boston Globe staff writer and a co-author of Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy, discusses the senator's life and legacy. What are ...

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Juvenile Justice System Troubles

Gladys Carrión, New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner, discusses a new federal report criticizing four New York juvenile detention centers for excessive use of force, and providing inadequate mental health care.

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More Remembrances of Ted Kennedy

Adam Clymer, Daily Beast contributor and the author of Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography, discusses the life of Senator Kennedy.

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Rubber Room Rumpus

Steve Brill, former publisher of Brill’s Content and author of an article in the August 31 issue of the New Yorker magazine critiques the "rubber room" and other NYC teachers union contract provisions.

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The Hue-Man Experience

Clara Villarosa, a founder of the Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem and author of Down to Business: The First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women, talks about entrepreneurship. She'll be signing books at the store September 3 at 6 p.m.

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Who's behind these Uncommon Economic Indicators?

Our online collaboration of economic coverage between listeners and the Brian Lehrer Show now has more than 700 posts, and occasionally we get a peek at some of the people producing the content. We thought you'd like to see them too!

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