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Parks & Recap: Pawnee Palisades

Thursday, February 05, 2015

This week, Parks & Rec revisited the land dispute between Leslie Knope and the tech giant Gryzzl which bears some resemblance to LG's plans for a new HQ in the Palisades.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parks & Recap: Super Rad Algorithm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This week, Parks & Rec tackled the world of data mining in 2017. We talk about the satirical treatment of Gryzzl, an Amazon-Google-Facebook behemoth that's spying on Pawnee residents.

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WNYC News

Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hi. Could You Call Us?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Help us mark the Brian Lehrer Show's 25th anniversary! We're looking for listeners and fans who want to leave a message introducing our series on 25 years of important stories.
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Schoolbook

NYC's Special Ed Reform Moving Slowly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Special needs kids are supposed to be integrated with the whole school population. It's federal law. But so far, the city is behind.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, April 18, 2014

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)

If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

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Schoolbook

Chancellor Fields Questions from Teachers on New Evaluations

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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.

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Schoolbook

Report on Using ERs for Troubled Students Strikes a Nerve

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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.

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Schoolbook

Public vs. Private: Parents Grapple with School Choices

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.

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WNYC News

Explainer: Who Attended the Town Hall Debate?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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.

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New Tech City

New York City's Tech Boom: Bad News, Good News

Monday, September 17, 2012

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.

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WNYC News

Keller: 'Lackluster' Mitt Romney Allows Ryan to Play Tim Tebow Role

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.

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WNYC News

Outgoing Bloomberg Press Secretary Stu Loeser Gives His Exit Interview

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.

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WNYC News

Facebook Shares Sink to New Low

Friday, July 27, 2012

Facebook's stock sank to a new low Friday after the company announced quarterly earnings that showed a slowdown of growth.

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Transportation Nation

Viral Video: Bike Lane Video Includes TN Radio Segment

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.

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Transportation Nation

On The Grid -- For 200 Years

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Manhattan in 1847 (via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

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WNYC News

Workers Set to Testify at Second Wal-Mart Hearing

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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.

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Transportation Nation

Interstate of the Union

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

(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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WNYC News

Newly Elected Council Members: Margaret Chin

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 ...

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WNYC News

City's Food Pantries Busier Than Ever

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Food Bank for NYC is pushing hunger awareness with a "Go Orange Campaign"

The Food Bank for NYC is pushing hunger awareness with a "Go Orange Campaign"

Across the city, emergency food providers say they're seeing more first time visitors at ...

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