The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Deal; Freakonomics Names; Apes and Humanism; Jay-Z Goes to Cuba

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Deals on guns and the budget are being worked out in Washington. We get the latest. Then  Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics explains how the name you're given at birth can influence your life path and determine factors such as success in school and career opportunities. Plus: Primatologist Frans de Waal talks about what apes teach us about humanism; Julia Sweig of the Council on Foreign Relations puts the Jay-Z/Beyoncé Cuba trip in context; and an update on the city's bike share program.



Gig Alerts: Bonobo

Monday, April 05, 2010

This English DJ will take the stage at Bowery Ballroom tonight with singer Andreya Triana. Download his new track with Triana, the seductive "Eyesdown."