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Connecticut Senate Candidates

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Connecticut's state flag

The 2010 Senatorial race in Connecticut to replace Chris Dodd's seat is one we'll be watching closely. Already we've interviewed all four major candidates. Listen here and judge for yourself.

 

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Maesie Songs?

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Yesterday, February 3rd, our Senior Producer Megan Ryan gave birth to a baby girl - Measie Ryan Strauss! We couldn't find that many songs about Maesies (or Maisies, or Mayzies, or Maisys), at least any good ones.

The Theme to The Cartoon Maisy Mouse

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January Weekly Series: Bad Parent

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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from Pierre Bedat

 

Rufus Griscom, the founder of Babble.com, has been the weekly guest for the month of January. Each week we delved into one of the parenting taboos highlighted on the taboo-smashing ...

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State of the Union: Collaborate on Writing the Speech

Monday, January 25, 2010

President Obama is set to deliver his first State of the Union address on Wednesday. What's your state of the union? What do you want him to say? Submit your speech and, using the tools at MixedInk, collaborate with others to edit the final draft, borrow passages you like, and ...

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Time Capsule Follow-Up – What will Obama actually change by 2012?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obama and European leaders after Copenhagen Summit. Credit: The White House on Flickr.

Obama and European leaders after Copenhagen Summit. Credit: The White House on flickr.

The day after the November 2008 Presidential Election, we ...

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The Aughts Silver Linings: Why Bruce Matters

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On The Brian Lehrer Show we've been looking back at the 2000s, which some are calling one of the worst decades ever. But there's also plenty of silver linings, and BL Show producer Jody Avirgan makes his case for why Bruce Springsteen is the most encouraging story of ...

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Words of the Decade Contest

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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from shellys on flickr

While Ammon Shea and Mike Agnes join Brian to talk about picking the word of the year, see how many of these words-of-the-decade you can use in a (still intelligible) sentence. ...

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Our Favorite Grandma Songs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Some of the BL Show's favorite songs about grandmothers, in honor of our segment on grandma's wisdom.

Listen to Lyle Lovett's "Hello Grandma" on Rhapsody

Bill Withers: Grandma's Hands

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The Aughts Review: Montages

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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from joelanman on flickr

On the show we've been doing semi-regular reviews of the 2000s, segments looking back at the last decade. During the segments, we've also played montages of some notable clips from throughout the decade. ...

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WNYC Vote 2009: Final Mayoral Debate Live-Chat with Brian and Andrea

Monday, October 26, 2009

Note: The chat is over, but you can read it by pressing "replay" below. Thanks to all for participating.

7pm Tuesday: During the final Mayoral debate between Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson on Tuesday, October 27th, join Brian Lehrer and Andrea Bernstein for a live chat. You can watch ...

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A Little Context: Sonia Sotomayor's "Wise Latina" Comment

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Here are the 32 controversial words that will be at the center of the hearings:

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.

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Unspoken rules of subway etiquette - the listeners have spoken!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

All this month, we are looking at the unspoken rules of etiquette that, if followed, would make commuting in NYC pleasant - or at least more bearable.

Last week New York subway riders spoke out about what drives them crazy about traveling underground. Over 200 comments were posted on ...

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Call For Stories: Generics vs. Prescription Drugs

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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from erix! on flickr

The Brian Lehrer Show needs your stories!

Next month, we'll be doing a program on generic drugs, and we want your input. Most generic drugs seem to work just like their name brand counterparts, but with a ...

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ICANN, You Can...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Web-Exclusive!
Paul Twomey, president and CEO of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), spoke with Brian Lehrer at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July, about their recent decision to offer more top-level domain names.

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Word of Wisdom: Word Cloud

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Here's a visual representation of the responses we got when we asked listeners to provide one word of wisdom to college graduates. Click on the image below to view the larger version of the cloud.

made using tagcrowd.com

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Poetry Follow Up Friday

Friday, May 02, 2008

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we asked for poetry submissions from listeners about their favorite Brian Lehrer segments. Each poet was instructed to begin their verse with the words, "I heard." On Wednesday, we arranged for some of our favorites to be read on-air. Alas, when we called poet ...

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Poet-In-Residence, For the Record

Friday, May 02, 2008

On Wednesday we were thrilled to have spoken word artist Roland Legiardi-Laura join us in the studio (hour one, hour two) to help mark National Poetry Month. Each hour, Roland composed and read poems based on the other segments on our show. By popular demand, here are the ...

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Paul Steely White

Wednesday, April 30, 2008



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Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, rode his bike to the WNYC studios to talk about the city's Department of Transportation's Sustainable ...

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Brian Lehrer Guests, Week of 4/21/08

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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John Soloman, emergency preparedness expert, joins Brian to take listener questions in his last of four visits on 4/24/08.

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Donna Foote joins Brian on 4/24/08 to talk about her new book, Relentless Pursuit, in which she spends a ...

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Statement from Commanding Officer of NYPD's 90th Precinct

Monday, April 21, 2008

Here's what John Corbisiero, Commanding Officer of the 90th precinct wrote to us in response to our request for more info on the perceived increase in police presence in the Williamsburg area:

There has been an increase in officers assigned to patrol the Southside of the precinct because of ...

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