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Friday, July 11, 2014

A construction worker uses a jackhammer in New York City. A construction worker uses a jackhammer in New York City. (Martinus Scriblerus / Flickr Commons)

The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. You can listen to full audio above (or on iTunes) and the comments section for individual segments by clicking on the links below. In the meantime, enjoy the show, and find lots more Brian Lehrer Show on Facebook, or on Twitter @BrianLehrer. We're back live on Monday!

Noise is the top quality-of-life complaint to 311, but our relationship with noise is very complicated, with lots of advantages, too. What noises drive you crazy, calm you down, damage your hearing or peace of mind, help you create? Callers sound off on noise and we hear from guests, including environmental psychologist Arline Bronzaft, acoustics consultant Alan Fierstein, sound historians Emily Thompson and David Hendy, and hearing specialist Eric Smouha.

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