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The Brian Lehrer Show

China and US: Five First Thoughts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week.

Five American journalists went on a one week trip to China sponsored by the Committee of 100, a group of prominent Chinese-Americans founded by I.M. Pei, Yo-Yo Ma and others with a foot in both worlds who are dedicated to having our two countries understand each other better. They conduct and sponsor tours like this for journalists each year. I want to start by thanking the C-100 for leading an ambitious and supremely organized trip, introducing us to so many many top people in different walks of life, and exposing us to so many different points of view about China (and us!) It was a very rich experience and I'm sure it will add great value to all our readers/viewers/listeners through the more sophisticated understanding we will now have of China (and us.)

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The Brian Lehrer Show

China: Politics and Business

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, discusses U.S foreign policy vis-a-vis China and the potential for the U.S. to get involved militarily in support of Japan in the two countries' conflict over territorial waters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Up Front

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tonight's star-studded Sandy benefit has prompted questions about the legality and economics of ticket scalping. Plus: A new report on fish mislabeling; city Health Commissioner Thomas Farley explains the good news for childhood obesity and infant mortality rates in NYC; Foreign Affairs' Jonathan Tepperman on U.S.-China foreign policy; and contemporary Mayan culture.

The Brian Lehrer Show

China: The Game Changer

Monday, December 10, 2012

Elizabeth Economy, senior fellow and director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks to Brian about his reflections on China and her piece "The Game Changer" about China's diplomacy.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rock and Roll in China

Monday, December 10, 2012

Jonathan Campbell talks about the evolution of rock and roll in China, and how it has evolved from a Western import into something uniquely Chinese. Red Rock looks at music's journey from the Mao years to present day, considering the people and the events that have created Chinese rock's identity.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Standing Apart

Monday, December 10, 2012

On today’s show: National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon looks into how parents learn to cope with unique children. John Glassie talks about about the life of Athanasius Kircher, an unconventional 17th century priest-scientist who was seen as either a great genius or a colossal crackpot—or both. We’ll examine the underground rock and roll scene in China. Plus, historian David Nasaw tells about the life of Joseph P. Kennedy.

The Brian Lehrer Show

China and US: Brian's Slideshow

Friday, December 07, 2012

Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How It's Done

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Back from his trip to China, Brian looks at Chinese business within the state's authoritarian government with The Atlantic's James Fallows. Plus: NPR's Mara Liasson on national politics; what new U.S. Census numbers reveal about recently arrived New Yorkers and the city's median income; and an investigation into how government subsidies impact local economies.

The Brian Lehrer Show

China: The Politics of Business

Thursday, December 06, 2012

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of China Airborne, talks about the idea that some Chinese businesspeople and intellectuals, including some with strong U.S. ties, support the authoritarian state.

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    Freakonomics Radio

    Freakonomics Radio: The Truth Is Out There … Isn’t It?

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Dates and times for this program: Wednesdays: 8pm on 93.9FM; Saturdays: 6am on 93.9FM and NJPR, 2pm on AM820 and 4pm on 93.9FM; Sundays: 8pm on AM820 and NJPR

    Until not so long ago, chicken feet were nothing but waste material.  Now they provide enough money to keep chicken producers in the black -- the U.S. exports 300,000 metric tons of these “paws” to China and Hong Kong each year. In the first part of this hour-long episode of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner looks at this and other examples of weird recycling. We hear the story of MedWish, a Cleveland non-profit that sends unused or outdated hospital equipment -- from gauze and tongue depressors to beds and x-ray machines – to hospitals in poor countries. We also hear Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan Myhrvold describe a new nuclear-power reactor that runs on radioactive waste. 

    Also in this hour: we look at the strange moments when knowledge is not power.  Issues like gun control, nuclear power, vaccinations, and climate change consistently divide the public along ideological lines. Maybe someone just needs to sit down and explain the science better?  Or maybe not.  Stephen Dubner looks into the puzzle of why learning more only makes people more stubborn. Also, we look into conspiracy theories to see how people form their own version of the truth, even when the data contradict it.

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Asia in Obama's Second Term

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Suzanne DiMaggio, vice president of Global Policy Programs at the Asia Society, talks about what China's change in leadership and President Obama's tour in Asia this week tell us about U.S. policy in the region.

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    The Takeaway

    Meet China's New Leadership

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    The Chinese Community Party ushered in its new leadership on Wednesday, after the party's 18th National Congress. Xi Jinping has taken over for Hu Jiantao. Elizabeth Economy, senior fellow and director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses China's new leadership.

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    World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    China's new leadership

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    China's new leadership

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    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Law and Politics in China

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Ira Belkin, Executive Director of the U.S. Asia Law Institute at New York University School of Law and a program officer on law and rights at the Ford Foundation in Beijing, and Jerome Cohen, Professor at NYU Law School and a senior fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss whether there is a chasm between law and the rule of law in China and look at the relationship between politics and law in China.

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    On The Media

    A Look Inside China Central Television

    Friday, November 09, 2012

    As China's only national TV network, CCTV isn't just the domestic mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party; it's also a global for-profit corporation with over 1.2 billion viewers worldwide. Ying Zhu, a professor at the City University of New York, sits down with Brooke to talk about her groundbreaking new book, Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television.

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    World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    Global challenges facing Obama in his second term

    Thursday, November 08, 2012

    The global challenges facing Obama in his second term

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    The Takeaway

    Changing of the Guard in China

    Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Today 2,280 Chinese Communist Party delegates arrive in Beijing for the Party's 18th Congress, during which time President Hu Jiantao is expected to cede his position to his presumed successor, Xi Jinping. What should the Chinese people expect from their new president? How will the CCP leadership transition affect US-China relations? James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explains.

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    The Takeaway

    China Reacts to a Second Term with President Obama

    Wednesday, November 07, 2012

    The United States has elected its leader for the next four years, but across the globe another world power is also embarking upon a moment of transition in its leadership structure. On Thursday, the Chinese government hands over power to a new generation of Chinese leaders. Susan Li is the Bloomberg TV business anchor based in Hong Kong.

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    The Leonard Lopate Show

    China’s Central Television

    Wednesday, November 07, 2012

    Media analyst Ying Zhu looks at the role China’s highest rated television network, China Central Television (CCTV), is playing in shaping China’s culture and future. The hybrid nature of the network has made it an unexpected site of discourse in a country that has little official space for negotiation. In Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China’s Central Television, she presents a series of interviews with power players, current and past presidents of CCTV, and producers.

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    World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

    China's new leadership faces many challenges

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    China's new leadership faces many challenges

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