The Takeaway

When Sexual Harassment is Part of The Job

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brittany Bronson, a writer, teacher, and cocktail waitress at a Las Vegas casino, says that every shift involves a compromise between her gender politics and her daily wages.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cracking Down On Hookah

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Investigations into hookah bars has led to a proposed legislation that would threaten their existence in NYC. Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez explains the purpose behind a possible ban.

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Come to Sing, or Don't Come at All

Friday, March 28, 2014

Every night, dozens of customers pile into this tatty basement for the Marie’s Crisis experience: A sloppy, earnest evening of belting out American standards.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Beach Bar Report; Bike Share Starts; Glenn Hubbard; Running for Office

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day weekend came and went. We'll check in to see how coastal bars and restaurants fared in this first post-Sandy summer weekend. Plus: The bike share program has started and transportation commission Janette Sadik-Khan discusses how it's going; international news with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg; how to run for office as an outsider; and the problem with entitlement spending according to Glenn Hubbard.

Life of the Law

Felony Factory

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You’ve just been arrested, charged with a felony and can’t afford to pay your bail, let alone hire a lawyer. You know you have the right to a trial by jury or judge, but what happens when the legal system is too busy to see you?


The Takeaway

Should Stephen Glass Be Allowed to Practice Law?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stephen Glass is now a 39-year-old law clerk at a firm in Beverly Hills, California. But more than decade ago, he was a young reporter on the rise. Glass's career in journalism came to an abrupt halt after it was discovered that over 40 of his articles — written for The New Republic, Harpers, Rolling Stone and other well-regarded magazines — were largely fabricated. Glass made up quotes, invented sources, and backed up his work with elaborate fake notes, fake websites, phony email addresses, phone numbers, and voicemail messages. 

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Community Board Considers Closing Bars Early

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Manhattan's Community Board 10 is mulling whether to ask bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stop serving liquor two hours before last call. This week, the board tabled a recommendation that would require establishments to stop serving liquor after 2 a.m. in order to get more information from its economic development committee, which proposed the rule.

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Freddy's Bar and Backroom Re-Opens In South Park Slope

Friday, February 04, 2011

After selling to the developer of the Atlantic Yards project last spring, the 70-year-old Prospect Heights bar has moved to South Park Slope.



East Village Bar Accused of Racist Door Policy

Monday, January 31, 2011

Dress codes in New York nightclubs that may disguise racial discrimination are under scrutiny. The New York City Commission on Human Rights is investigating The Continental, an East Village bar accused of having a racist door policy.

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