Fast Food

The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Food Strike; Lyme Disease; Plum Island; Candidate John Liu

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The fast food worker movement is growing. Marc Doussard, professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and author of the new book Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market, and Michael A. Fletcher, national economics reporter, The Washington Post, discuss the demands and implications of this labor movement. Plus: U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, discusses furthering research on tick-borne diseases as well as the future of Plum Island; and mayoral candidate John Liu takes your calls.


Fast Food Workers Strike for Third Time

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hundreds of fast food workers walked off their jobs and staged vocal protests at several fast food locations Monday in New York and in other cities across the country. Organizers said that the turnout was the largest so far, with over 100 stores across the city targeted. 



Calorie Labels Don't Influence Many Fast Food Customers, Study Finds

Monday, February 14, 2011

Calorie labels at New York City's fast food restaurants don't have much influence on the kind of food teenagers end up ordering, according to a new study from NYU's School of Medicine.


The Takeaway

Can Hypnosis Help a Resolution's Resolve?

Friday, January 01, 2010

As America makes its New Year's resolutions for 2010, guest host Luke Burbank has resolved to quit eating fast food. And he's willing to go as far as getting hypnotized to stop his desires for McDonald's hash browns and other guilty pleasures. To get Luke some help in steeling his resolve, we turned to Jeffrey Rose, founder and director of the Advanced Hypnosis Center, who spoke directly to Luke's subconscious.

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