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'Just Vote Already' Boosts Bronx Turnout

Monday, March 30, 2015

WNYC
WNYC's get-out-the-vote experiment in one election district yields promising results.

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Schoolbook

Charter Leader Moskowitz Defends Her Policies, Won't Say if She's Running for Mayor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WNYC
In an interview on WNYC's Brian Leher Show, charter school leader and lightning rod Eva Moskowitz defended her schools and her policy of not filling empty seats in upper grades.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian's Tribute to David Carr

Friday, February 13, 2015

By our count, David Carr was a guest on the Brian Lehrer Show fourteen times. We collected four examples that celebrate one of his greatest qualities: an ability to make policy personal.
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Radiolab

Reckoning With End of Life Care

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Listen to Jad and producer Sean Cole discuss the chasm between the end-of-life care doctors want for themselves and the care end-of-life patients often receive, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
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Community

PHOTOS: Brian Lehrer's 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Photo's from Brian Lehrer's 25th Anniversary Celebration at the New York Society of Ethical Culture

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#TBT Brian and Billie Jean King, 2011

Thursday, August 21, 2014

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, we're highlighting a clip from one Brian Lehrer interview every week. This week: Billie Jean King in 2011. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

#TBT Brian and Ira Glass, 1997

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Ira Glass in 1997: "Our goal is if you hear the first 90 seconds of anything you will not be able to stop listening."
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Schoolbook

Avonte's Case Spurs Greater Awareness of Autism

Friday, January 24, 2014

The death of Avonte Oquendo, an autistic teen who ran out of his school unsupervised, has sparked a wider conversation: what's the role of the wider community when it comes to caring for kids with severe disabilities? The topic generated lively conversation on Friday's Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WNYC's Brian Lehrer Talks Climate Change and Survival

Friday, October 25, 2013

Watch WNYC host Brian Lehrer's historic conversation in The Greene Space with four of the country's top experts on environmental science and policy: physicist and visionary environmental scientist Amory Lovins; Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York State, Richard Kauffman; Margot Anderson, Executive Director of the Energy Project for the BiPartisan Policy Center; and Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and professor of architecture appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to the New York City Panel on Climate Change.

 

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Schoolbook

Teachers Weighing in on Class Size Say Over 20 is Usually Too Big

Monday, October 14, 2013

"There is a point at which small class sizes do not produce better outcomes. They produce worse outcomes," says author Malcolm Gladwell about teaching teenagers. New York City teachers, many of them facing classes of more than 30 teens, almost unanimously disagreed in this Columbus Day call-in segment on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC News

Brian Lehrer: Why Mike Bloomberg Surprised Me

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

Michael Bloomberg won't be remembered as the anti-asthma mayor, as he will the anti-smoking, anti-obesity and anti-murder mayor. But he's done a lot more to fight the disease than I ever imagined he would.

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Schoolbook

When to Throw Hat into Early Decision Ring

Monday, October 07, 2013

With the early decision college application deadline of Nov. 1 approaching fast, Jacques Steinberg, author of The Gatekeepers and vice president of the group Say Yes to Education, offers advice for getting that acceptance letter.

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Schoolbook

Parent Input and Schools: Where the Candidates Stand

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Parent empowerment has become a hot topic in this year's mayoral campaign, with both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota promising parents they would have a bigger say in decisions surrounding the public schools. Specific plans? Not so much.

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Schoolbook

Ravitch Criticizes Testing, Charters

Monday, September 23, 2013

On WNYC's Brian Lehrer show, education historian Diane Ravitch came out swinging against the new Common Core learning standards, charter schools and what she called Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "academic apartheid." Listen to the full interview.

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The Greene Space

Listen: Brian Lehrer Talks August Wilson's American Century Cycle

Friday, September 20, 2013

Series artistic directors Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Stephen McKinley Henderson, and audio theater producer Arthur Yorinks talk with Brian Lehrer about the August Wilson series.

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Schoolbook

Making College Accessible and Affordable

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show talks with editors of a book about how to get the most out of college, given how much it costs to get a higher education in the United States.

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WNYC News

Brian Lehrer's Baseball Challenge: Pick Your All-Time NY All-Star Team

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is Tuesday evening at Citi Field in Queens, home of the Mets. 

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Transportation Nation

Bike Share Wins Manhattan Transpo Showdown

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As part of the "first-ever thoroughly unscientific WNYC Transportation Road Rally," three WNYC staffers were taken to a corner on the Lower East Side and assigned separate modes of transportation: bike share, taxi, and subway. The challenge: be the first to make his/her way back to the station, located in Manhattan's far west Soho neighborhood.

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Schoolbook

Stories Flood In from the Testing Front Line

Friday, April 19, 2013

WNYC

Teachers and parents swapped stories about the English Language Arts exams that wrapped up Thursday. Hear Beth Fertig on the Brian Lehrer Show take callers' questions and try to clarify some confusion around the state tests.

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On The Media

What Do You Broadcast When There's Nothing to Say?

Friday, April 19, 2013

After the initial surge of news on Monday, we hit a news lull, so many outlets filled their air with recycled video, speculation, sorrow on the scene, pundits, consultants and blather. We asked the best call-in host we know, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, what you're supposed to say on-air when there isn't new information but people still want to tune in. 

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