Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; Malcolm Gladwell; Terrorism; Buying Health Insurance Now

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown discusses his work on a plan to educate children displaced by the violence in Syria. Plus: author Malcolm Gladwell on his new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giant; the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a conversation about terrorism; and group of Brian Lehrer Show listeners talk about trying to find health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges.

Gordon Brown: Education for Syrian Refugees

Gordon Brown, special envoy for global education at the United Nations, and former British Prime Minister (Labour 2007-2010), offers a plan to educate the children displaced by the violence in Syria.

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In the Market For Health Insurance

Four local residents share why they're looking to buy insurance through the new Obamacare exchanges and what criteria they're using for making their choices:

  • Pilar, contract associate producer at CBS Religion (and former BL Show intern);
  • Karen, mother, wife, student from Westfield, NJ; 
  • Bob, consultant, husband, and father from Montclair, NJ; and 
  • Elisabeth, Lower East Side resident, freelance oral historian.


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30 Issues: Anti-Terror

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Richard Aborn, head of the Citizens Crime Commission, discusses the future of anti-terror efforts in NYC under the next mayor and NYPD commissioner.

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Malcolm Gladwell on "David and Goliath"

Why do we value big and strong over small and agile? Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants talks with Brian Lehrer about the psychology, history and politics of lopsided conflicts. He also tells Brian about the "Gladwellian" lessons of his own story, and responds to critics who say he over-simplifies academic research, which he finds "inaccessible."

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