The Brian Lehrer Show

How To Live on a McDonald's Budget

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

McDonald's and Visa have released a sample budget for low-wage workers and critics say it's unrealistic. Deyanira Del Río, co-director of the New Economy Project (formerly NEDAP), explains how to budget a minimum wage salary - and listeners offer advice on living on $7.25 an hour.

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What the McWrap Says About America

Friday, July 12, 2013

Susan Berfield, reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, talks about the birth of the McWrap and what it says about Americans' changing tastes.

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Zimmerman and Race; Birth of the McWrap; Group Singing

Friday, July 12, 2013

As marriage week wraps up, hear what straight married people can learn from gay couples. Liza Mundy, contributor to The Atlantic and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, joins us to discuss the changing norms of marriage. Plus: the alleged connection between convicted madam and comptroller candidate Kristin Davis and Eliot Spitzer; the birth of the McDonald’s McWrap; and the benefits of group singing.


If Soda Sizes Shrink, Will Waistlines, Too?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg could soon be able to test his latest health hypothesis. New York City on Tuesday is set to become the first place in the country to limit the size of sodas and other sugary beverages in certain retail settings.

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Study: Diners Eat Less When Restaurant Has Soft Music, Lighting

Monday, September 03, 2012

Soft lighting and mellow music in fast food restaurants can lead to increased satisfaction and lower calorie intake, say the authors of a new study.

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Jingle All The Way

Monday, May 24, 2010

John Schaefer wonders what those catchy jingles are really saying...

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