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Friday, May 16, 2014

Steve Hindy of the Brooklyn Brewery talks about how micro-brews turned into big business. New York State Education Commissioner John King talks about inequality and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. We’ll hear about coding in the classroom; the conflicting emotions in the 9/11 museum; and take your calls on who spoke at your commencement address. 

Commissioner John King on Common Core and Equality

John King, New York State Education Commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York, argues that Common Core opponents are standing in the way of achieving racial equality in our schools.

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Should We Be Teaching Kids to Code?

More and more kids are learning how to code at an early age. Is making it part of the curriculum the key to empowering them for the digital age?

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Inside the September 11th Memorial Museum

The National September 11th Memorial Museum opens its doors to survivors and victims’ families this week and to the general public next Wednesday. New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson takes us through his conflicting experience touring the museum.

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Microbrewing Gets Big

Steven Hindy, of the Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), tells the stories of the new wave of local American brewers.

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Who Spoke At Your Graduation?

George Saunders stopped by the show last week to talk about his viral commencement speech, which made us wonder: "Do you remember who spoke at your graduation and what they said?" Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave a response in on our blog.

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Brian Lehrer Live

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Three of the Brian Lehrer Show's favorite segments from the week, for you to catch up on this weekend. Elizabeth Drew remembers covering Nixon; Michael Pollan learns how to cook; and a story of violence and forgiveness from Anand Giridharadas.


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