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Monday, July 14, 2014

Pregnancy myths, busted.

Thousands of couples every year have babies using surrogates in the United States. But the practice raises profound ethical and legal questions. Melissa Brisman, a reproductive lawyer and owner of the surrogacy agency Reproductive Possibilities, explains the surrogate pregnancy process and discusses some of the issues that arise in surrogacy. Plus: The authors of the new book The Alliance tell you to stop expecting promotion from within; grading Mayor de Blasio on the environment; and Monday morning politics.

Monday Morning Politics: Will Immigration (Mini) Reform Pass?

Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, reviews the latest from Washington, including news on immigration and the crisis in the Middle East. 

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We're All Temp Workers Now

The era of staying at one company for your whole career is over — but can we really all be freelancers our entire lives? Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn, discusses his third-way approach for a new model of employment.

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What's Your Summer Project?

Listeners call in to describe the projects they're working on this summer, creative, practical, and otherwise. What are you building or creating? Call in and share your summer projects. 212-433-9692...

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Newark Police Department to Receive Federal Monitor

WNYC and NJPR's northern New Jersey enterprise reporter Sarah Gonzalez talks about the federal government's planned appointment of a monitor to oversee police operations in Newark, and what it means for new mayor Ras Baraka.


De Blasio at Six Months: Environment

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.

Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters, discusses the mayor's commitment to environmental sustainability and resiliency in his first six months and points out challenges he has yet to address.

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Who's Your Mommy? A Surrogate Pregnancy Primer

Over 2,000 couples use gestational surrogacy to have babies in the U.S. each year. How it works — and your thoughts on the sometimes rocky emotional and ethical terrain that comes with it.

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