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Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List

Friday, February 13, 2015

Just some of the compelling reads about boredom (and beyond) you've been sending our way.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crowdsourcing the Crowdsource

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Pitch your ideas for how the Brian Lehrer Show listening crowd should put our heads together this year. Let’s do a project, what should it be?

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COMMENT | Your Post-Sandy Sentiment

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Three months after Sandy hit, we're interested in your feelings about the recovery. Are you optimistic? Pessimistic? Neutral? 

We're collecting people's thoughts, and are tracking them by zip code, to see where people fall on the spectrum -- and whether geography plays a role in everyone's perspective.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Remaking Times Square

Monday, January 28, 2013

This summer New York is set to begin a long-delayed makeover of Times Square. We want to know: What would you like to see included to make the "Crossroads of the World" more appealing for New Yorkers?

Plus: Jeb Boniakowski has one idea for a Times Square reboot: A "McWorld" restaurant, offering the special items the fast food giant serves on their menus internationally.

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If These Walls Could Talk

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Pipes get metaphysical when a historian (of medicine) and a plumber meet inside one tiny midtown Manhattan apartment...

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WQXR Features

A Guide to Crowdfunding Web sites

Monday, June 11, 2012


Crowdfunding is an online fundraising technique where individuals or organizations can raise money for anything from political campaigns to startup companies and creative projects. Over the last 15 years, crowdfunding has become a viable funding mechanism for many independent musical projects, such as compositions and recordings. Here are a few of the most popular crowd funding sites aimed at arts groups:


Conducting Business

How Crowdfunding is Connecting Classical Musicians with Cash

Monday, June 11, 2012

Web sites like Kickstarter are catching on but can they raise the needed funds?

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Shrinking School Budgets Have Parents Filling the Gaps

Friday, March 23, 2012

Parents who are responding to a SchoolBook survey are ticking off their expenses: Overnight trips. After-school programs. School photos. And of course glue sticks and disinfecting wipes. To top it all off, many parents say, they are being asked for a "suggested" contribution to the school fund or to the PTA, or a donation to the school fund-raiser, which can run into thousands of dollars. What are you paying for? Respond to our survey.

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Pay to the Order of Public School X ...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just how expensive is a public school education? SchoolBook and WNYC are turning to readers this week to get a better understanding of the fiscal state of New York City's public schools and how much and how often parents dig into their pockets for supplies, fund-raising auctions and uniforms. As they say in fund-raising speak, your contributions will make a major difference.

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