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Thursday, December 31, 2009

This is a best-of Brian Lehrer Show, highlighting some recent favorite segments.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses how women's rights are the defining human rights story of our our time. And, Sunita Viswanath of Women for Afghan Women on what the surge means. Plus: dwindling birthing options for the city's poor; Deepak Chopra; SUNY stays afloat; and renowned mountain climber Ed Viesturs.


Deepak Chopra, Nicholas Kristof, Ed Viesturs and Sunita Viswanath

Afghan Women and the Surge

Founder and board member of Women for Afghan Women Sunita Viswanath offers her take on the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

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SUNY Disposition

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher of the State University of New York advocates for the SUNY system as an economic engine for New York.

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Climbing K2: Life and Death

One of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, Ed Viesturs was the first American to climb all fourteen eight-thousand meter mountains, and one of only six to do so without oxygen. He discusses his new book K2: Life & Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Broadway, 2009) and the ...


Developing Women

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn offer a call-to-arms to challenge the oppression of women worldwide in their new book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf, 2009).

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Birthing Options

Now that the Bellevue Birth Center has closed, Dr. David Keefe, head of obstetrics for both Bellevue Hospital and NYU, and Elan McAllister, founder of Choices in Childbirth, discuss womens' birthing options in New York City.


Alternative Health

Author of over 50 books, Dr. Deepak Chopra, physician and leading advocate for alternative medicine, looks at disease and health in his new book Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You

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Gaming the Decade

Our look back at the 2000s continues with a review of how video games exploded onto the marketplace, and how they reflect our collective interests, fears, and values. Mike Snidercovers gaming and technology and writes the Game Hunters blog for USA Today.

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