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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
A Tribute to James Baldwin (First) | Horse(less) Carriages (Starts at 27:05) | Mayor of (Old) Amsterdam (Starts at 58:00)
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
By Beth Fertig
The Schools Chancellor stopped by the WNYC studios to talk about the double whammy educators are facing this year, with a new teacher evaluation system and brand new curricula tied to the Common Core standards. Teachers had lots of questions for him. Take a listen.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
Reporter Beth Fertig was on The Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday to discuss her report on New York City public schools relying on emergency 911 calls to deal with disruptive students, a large number of whom are enrolled in special education programs. Judging from the comments, her story struck a nerve.
Monday, September 09, 2013
The Brian Lehrer Show opened the phones to parents who decided this year (or in recent years) between public and private school. Callers shared the ethical and financial struggles underpinning their choices. Take a listen. Share your thoughts.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Nina Gonzalez was one of the audience members who posed a question at Tuesday’s presidential debate. She was among 100 undecided voters from Nassau County recruited by the Gallup polling agency.
Monday, September 17, 2012
By Manoush Zomorodi : New Tech City host
New York City’s tech industry is booming, which should be good news for the city which has an unemployment rate of about 10 percent. But despite all buzz, regular New Yorkers aren’t benefiting from the tech boom...at least not yet.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Bill Keller, op-ed contributor and former executive editor of The New York Times, discussed how GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s political entourage will affect his campaign – and the role of his vice presidential pick of Paul Ryan.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s outgoing press secretary touted his boss’ efforts to make life in New York City better for residents over the past 11-1/2 years in a wide-ranging interview on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show Friday.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
(Transportation Nation) I'm not sure if I'm flattered that someone who crashes into things for fun decided to include me (or my voice) in his protest video. But I have to admit I laughed out loud.
Here's a video from Casey Neistat, professional viral video maker (of the Niestat Brothers show on HBO). In it, he films himself getting a ticket for not riding in the bike lane in NYC--a story we broke here on Transportation Nation.
Then ... spoiler alert, stop reading if you want the full effect in the video ... to demonstrate why a cyclist in New York City might need to ride outside the bike lane, he proceeds to crash into anything and everything that blocks a bike lane from construction barricades, to trucks to ... well, just watch till the end. In the middle of the cringe-inducing bike lane bedlam, the video cuts to a radio segment from WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show in which I was the guest discussing our mapping project on the scale and scope of NYC bike ticketing.
By the way, our reporting shows it is not a violation to ride outside a bike lane in New York. That misconception comes from state code in VTL 1234, posted here, which does not apply in New York City.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
By Kate Hinds
On this morning's Brian Lehrer Show: Happy 200th anniversary, Manhattan street grid! Tune in around 11:40am to hear Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons The New School for Design, talk about the anniversary of the grid layout of streets in Manhattan. (For the NYC area, that's AM820 and FM 93.9. For everyone else, the show streams online at wnyc.org.)
For more on how the grid was built -- way back when Houston Street was called North Street -- listen here to a WNYC interview with New York University professor Hilary Ballon, who's curating an upcoming exhibit on the street design.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By Charlie Herman : Business and Economics Editor
Wal-Mart workers, former and current, will testify Thursday at the City Council's second and final hearing into the labor practices of of the retail giant, which is expected to get blasted by the employees following a fiery council meeting that drew protesters two weeks ago.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
By Kate Hinds
(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) This was the second year in a row that high-speed rail got a prominent place in the State of the Union -- but it got tepid applause. Is America finally ready to support it? Or is it still too politically controversial? Transportation Nation's Andrea Bernstein talked about this on today's Brian Lehrer Show. Listen below!
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Next year the city will have 13 new City Council members. Brian Lehrer and WNYC are exploring who they are, where they come from, and what they hope to accomplish.
Today we meet City Councilwoman-Elect Margaret Chin (D-1), who will represent Chinatown, SoHo, TriBeCa, and parts of the ...