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The Brian Lehrer Show

Everything Is Stratified

Monday, January 19, 2015

America's class divide is so large it needs it's own poster. And even then, this one is abbreviated. We go through a graphic depicting income and education level inequality.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Minorities and the Midterms

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Former assistant to President George W. Bush, Ron Christie, and Republican strategist, Leslie Sanchez, talk about whether the GOP's approach to minority candidates and voters changed.

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WNYC News

New York City's Middle Class Is Shrinking

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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Advocates say there's an erosion of black homeowners in the city.

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The Takeaway

The Struggles of Greeting a New America

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The impact of major changes underway in our country’s racial and ethnic makeup is explored in a new documentary series that debuts tonight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Last Day Whites Outnumber Minorities

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Friday evening, the United States will become a minority majority country, according to a new calculation. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Demographic Shifts and the Future of America

Monday, March 10, 2014

America is undergoing a major demographic overhaul. Major generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Paul Taylor presents a portrait of where we are as a nation and where we’re headed—toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century. His book The Next America draws on the Pew Research Center’s extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data.

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WNYC News

High Rent Pushes More Bronx Families into Homelessness

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Bronx accounts for the largest segment of the city's homeless population so far this fiscal year, with more than a thousand families in the shelter system. Brooklyn ranked second, with about 935 families.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New New Yorkers

Monday, December 30, 2013

Joseph Salvo, director of the population division at the New York City Planning Department and Fatima Shama, Immigration Commissioner, talk about the latest demographic information on shifting immigration trends in NYC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

You Are How You Buy

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Matt Carmichael is a journalist covering demographics, consumer trends, and urban issues, the editor of Livability.com, and the author of Buyographics: How Demographic and Economic Changes Will Reinvent the Way Marketers Reach Consumers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Through the stories of 11 families, Carmichael explores the changing demographics in America and how marketers are (slowly) responding.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

JP Morgan’s $13B Settlement, and You; Buyographics; Carlos Menchaca

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

JP Morgan must pay $13 billion in a settlement on failed securities. Felix Salmon of Reuters will explain how struggling homeowners in some New York City neighborhoods will get some of the $4 billion earmarked for victims. Plus: Carlos Menchaca talks about being the first Mexican-American elected to the New York City council; the 10 ways that demographics are changing our buying habits as Americans, with author Matt Carmichael; and Hilton Als of The New Yorker on his new collection of essays.

The Brian Lehrer Show

American Jews; Mayors in a Disaster; Mob Boss; Shutdown Day 4

Friday, October 04, 2013

A new study from Pew found that American Jews have less identification to the religion than to the culture. Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, explains. Plus: Dave Weigel of Slate talks about the latest on the government shutdown as we take your calls on how it’s affecting your work or personal life. Then, Irwin Redlener of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, talks about how the next mayor could handle disasters; investigative reporters Tom Robbins and Jerry Capeci talk about their new book on the mob; and a discussion of what it’s like to communicate illness.

The Takeaway

World Population Set to Reach 10 Billion By End of Century

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In 1960, there were 3 billion of us humans. By 2100, the world population could reach as much as 10.85 billion. That projection has some experts worried that the world won’t be able to sustain such growth. Stephen Emmott is head of Microsoft Research’s Computational Science Laboratory in Cambridge, England, and author of the new book "10 Billion." He joins The Takeaway to discuss wold over-population and how this will impact the future.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Rising Number of Older Immigrants

Monday, July 29, 2013

New York City has the largest number of foreign-born immigrants of any city in the U.S., which presents specific challenges for the city. Jonathan Bowles, director of Center for an Urban Future, talks about the changing demographics of New York's older residents.

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Schoolbook

Budget Group Releases Extensive Schools Data

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The IBO analysts have made sense of reams of numbers and graphs in their second survey of New York City schools data. One factoid: 83 percent of public school students in 2011-2012 were born in the United States while the remaining 17 percent hail from 197 other countries or territories. Another one: average class sizes increased in kindergarten through eighth grades by varying degrees. In first and second grade, it was about one student per class while seventh and eighth grades increased on average by 0.1 students per class.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Depopulation Boom

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Jonathan V. Last, senior writer at The Weekly Standard and the author of What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster, says Americans face a looming threat of population shrinkage.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Grayest Generation: Older Parents

Monday, December 31, 2012

Americans are becoming parents at older and older ages. The average first-time mother is now four years older (25) than she was in 1970. Judith Shulevitz, science editor at The New Republic and author of their cover story "How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society" talks about the impact for society, health, and families.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Grayest Generation: Older Parents

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Americans are becoming parents at older and older ages. The average first-time mother is now four years older (25) than she was in 1970. Judith Shulevitz, science editor at The New Republic and author of their cover story, "How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society" talks about the impact for society, health, and families.

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WNYC News

Council Set to Vote on Redistricting Map

Monday, November 19, 2012

The City Council is set to vote on a revised plan for redistricting that could change who will represent some neighborhoods in the city for at least the next decade.

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The Takeaway

How America's Changing Demographics Will Affect the 2016 Vote

Friday, November 09, 2012

In the 2012 Presidential Election, 80 percent of minority voters cast their ballot for President Obama. America's changing demographics, and how the major parties responded to them, had major consequences in 2012. What will these shifts mean for election outcomes in 2016 and beyond? Demographer William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains.

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The Takeaway

Who Showed Up at the Polls?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

In the last few days "turnout" became a favorite word among pundits. Who would show up to the polls this year? And how would that turnout affect the race? John Sides is a professor of political science at George Washington University and the co-author of "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential election." Todd Zwillich is The Takeaway's Washington correspondent.

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