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Friday, July 25, 2014

We take your calls, and only your calls. You’re the experts, newsmakers, and guests. Featuring: Relationship roulette, where you can solicit relationship advice from fellow listeners  — as long as you’re willing to share some of your own wisdom with another caller. Plus: Reporting on what’s happening in front of your own eyes, right now; brainstorming the questions that make us pass the “human test”; and what your parents allowed you to do that you’d never let your kids do.

→ Live-Chat During The Show! Rather than a traditional comments page, join our live-chat and react to today's show in real time.

How Would You Spend the MTA's Budget?

The MTA planning committee is meeting now to decide their spending priorities -- so how would you spend the MTA's capital improvement budget? Also -- how was today's lousy commute, with the L train down and other troubles?

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

What's Happening Out Your Window?

Look out your window. Right now. Go ahead. What do you see? We want you to call us and share your eyewitness account of what's happening, at this very moment, from your perspective. What's happening outside your apartment, store, office, or car window? (Drivers, if you're behind the wheel, please pull over before you call us.) Tell us the story that's unfolding right before your eyes — especially if it's Batman or Spiderman washing your window. 

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

What Question Would You Add to The Human Test?

One of our favorite recent videos is a TED Talk given by Ze Frank based on his video series "The Human Test." In it, Frank (or is it Ze?) asks a series of escalating questions about the quirks of life, silly and serious, to help you determine if you are, in fact, human. We'll play a bit of the video on the air, and ask you -- What Question Would You Add to The Human Test?

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

What Are You Ambivalent About?

First, what are you ambivalent about? What's in the news that is scrambling your political or moral priorities? Call in and tell us. And then, other listeners, call in and make your case if you are not ambivalent about those issues…

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

Relationship Advice Roulette

Callers get to ask a question about their relationships — but only if they answer another listener's question first.

What Did Your Parents Let You Do That Would Be Totally Crazy Today?

 The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here. Today's parents are at an age where child rearing standards (and laws relating to child safety) have changed dramatically. We ask: What did your parents do in the 1970s and before that seems crazy now? No seatbelts? Smoking in the car?  Profane movies at age six? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

Brian Lehrer Live

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Comcast and the Future of Internet for All, NYC's Immigration Commish, and Why the Modern Bathroom Stinks.

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Chat With Us During Today's Show

Today's Brian Lehrer Show has no guests, just phone calls from listeners on a variety of topics. It's a good day to try a new version of our comments page - an open chat room where you can just wander in and react in real time. So, join us below, talk to other listeners, and have fun!

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