What Brian Missed While on Vacation

Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:20 PM

Brian famously misses big news while on vacation. What is the most important news that happened while he was away for the past two weeks?

Tell us the most interesting or underreported news of the last two weeks. Post your pick below and be sure to listen in to the show on Monday when Brian returns.


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unemployed from nyc

Paterson: There will be over 1,000 layoffs

Aug. 10 2010 09:47 PM
David from Boston


Welcome Back!

It's not the same show without you :-)

Aug. 09 2010 07:15 PM

Isn't this a great parallel for people to understand how Americans are viewed in Moslem countries -- when we claim to be there to help them rebuild their country? The shoe is on the other foot.

The most vocal detractors of a mosque at ground zero would wholeheartedly endorse our good intentions in Moslem countries, but condemn the claims of good will and good intentions of the builders of the mosque.

Aug. 09 2010 10:46 AM
David from Queens

Don't destroy the first amendment to appease anger and sadness from 9/11.

The strength of this country is the unity that's brought by trying to maintain a government that views all the religions as the same.

Let the mosque go forward as a christian church or synagogue would.

Aug. 09 2010 10:45 AM
Mike Caprio from Brooklyn, NY

I'm equally against all religions. There are enough problems with radicalized Christians in this country, I'd rather not encourage any other religions to get stronger footholds and build more places of worship anywhere. Let people practice religion in the privacy of their own homes if they want, and let's start taxing "houses of worship" and religious organizations just like everyone else!

Every religion starts as a cult!

Aug. 09 2010 10:45 AM
Eve Sicular

All is not back-to-normal after the BP oil spill according to first-hand accounts from many Gulf fisherfolk. Bottom species are swimming at the water's surface, and dispersants robbing the undersea water of oxygen may be to blame:

Aug. 09 2010 10:26 AM
Bruce Kasanoff from Los Angeles

Hollywood is calling NYC dogs! LA-based former Disney animator is seeking inspiration for "Dog Days of Summer" cartoons on Email photos and stories to:

Aug. 09 2010 10:26 AM
Sandra from Brooklyn

Wyclef Jean running for President of Haiti.

Aug. 09 2010 10:11 AM
maya from nyc

what about the gay marriage decision in California????

that was huge news....

Aug. 09 2010 10:10 AM
Joel from Washington Heights-Inwood

Wheat futures reached their highest prices in two years, and this on the heels of a single hedge fund, Armajaro Asset Management, gaining control of 240,000 tons of cocoa, or 7% of annual global production. Agricultural markets may be safe for low-risk investors, but is this speculation safe for consumers?

Aug. 06 2010 10:48 PM
Meredith from Mount Vernon NY

Overturn of Prop 8, Kagan's confirmation to the supreme court, and the closing of the BP oil well.

Aug. 06 2010 02:01 PM
Paula Crossfield from Manhattan

The Senate passed the child nutrition bill with unanimous consent:

Aug. 06 2010 01:14 PM
freddy jenkins

the border skirmish between Lebanon and Israel

Aug. 06 2010 11:09 AM
Sheila from Maplewood

Thanks, Brian, for having David Brancaccio do a guest-host stint. I'm a big fan of his and was sorely disappointed when "Now" was canceled, so it was a real joy to hear him on the air again. I think he deserves a permanent gig where he can be heard (and seen?) regularly. Until he gets one (and assuming he's willing) I'd love it if he were your guest-host whenever you're away.
By the way, I'm a big fan of yours too, and I welcome your return.

Aug. 05 2010 10:02 PM

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