The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Racism in Frats, the Truth & a Lie and Carmelo the Science Fellow

Friday, March 13, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Racism in Frats (First) | The Truth and a Lie (Starts at 23:30) | Carmelo the Science Fellow (Starts at 37:24)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Greek Tragedy: Fraternities, Bigotry and Sexism

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan discusses the bigotry and sexism in American fraternities, after a video surfaced of fraternity members singing an explicitly racist song in Oklahoma.

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Wesleyan Fraternities to Go Co-Ed

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., one of the most liberal higher ed institutions in the country... is moving to make its fraternities co-educational within the next three years.


The Brian Lehrer Show

America's "Deadliest Frat" Bans Pledging

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Saying that "the days of second-class citizens are over" and comparing fraternity pledging to Apartheid, the governing body for Sigma Alpha Epsilon has announced that it will ban pledging in its on-campus chapters. Brandon Weghorst, spokespoerson for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, discusses the proposed changes. Then Bloomberg News's David Glovin, who authored an investigation last year that called SAE the "deadliest US frat," explains whether the changes will have an affect on Greek life in general.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Frat Bans Pledging; Aging Infrastructure; Public Advocate on Charter Schools

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a major fraternity, has announced that it will ban pledging. We’ll hear why and what it means for Greek life in area campuses. Plus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James explains why she has brought a lawsuit against the co-location of charter schools with existing district schools. Then, Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy, talks about why he supports a two-state solution; the findings of a Center for an Urban Future report on aging infrastructure in our area; and how a student’s GPA compares to their SAT score when applying to college.

Gabfest Radio

The Plight Of The Oscars

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: what’s going on with Russia and Ukraine, the always polarizing spectacle that is the Academy Awards, and what’s new in the ever-changing fashion world.


Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Travoltified Edition

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Oscar's highs and lows, Atlantic's article, "The Dark Power of Fraternities" with Slate's Mike Pesca, and why looking normal is the new fashion.


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Power of Fraternities

Monday, March 03, 2014

Fraternities on college campuses around the country are a driving factor in the rise of sexual assault. Yet, Caitlin Flanagan reports, the lack of regulation and the unsafe facilities under which fraternities function leave universities powerless to address problems.

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The Takeaway

Real People / Best Pictures: 'Dallas Buyers Club' and the AIDS Crisis | The Shrinking U.S. Military | The Dangerous Side of Fraternities

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Shrinking U.S. Military | Going Greek: An Inside Look at Fraternities | Ukraine's Troubled Economy Remains Uncertain in Political Upheaval | How Will Congress Respond to Reducing Troop Numbers? | Uganda's Anti-Gay Rights Bill Threatens U.S.-Uganda Relations | Real People / Best Pictures: 'Dallas Buyers Club' and the AIDS ...