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The Re-Birth of the First Amendment

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court made a decision in the case New York Times v Sullivan that would forever alter the way journalists practiced journalism. Brooke speaks with Andrew Cohen, contributing editor at The Atlantic and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the decision's impact on the First Amendment.

Supreme Court audio courtesy of Oyez®, a multimedia judicial archive at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

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Labor Day Best-Of: Gail Collins; Maya Angelou; Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe

Monday, September 02, 2013

Today’s best-of show on this Labor Day begins with New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses her take on finding humor in Republicanism, her time on the editorial board, and her approach to opinion writing. Then, Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe looks back on his career at the New York Knicks and at some more recent starting line-ups; we hear about the rich history of the intersection of sports and politics; and poet Maya Angelou reflects on her family. Plus: two takes on gender in the workplace: first on overcoming differences, then on women farmers.

On The Media

Bradley Manning: An Alternate History

Friday, March 15, 2013

Before sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, Bradley Manning says he tried to give those same documents to the New York Times. The Times, he says, never returned his call. Brooke speaks with Bill Keller, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and former Executive Editor, who wondered this week how the Manning story would be different if the Times had worked with him directly.

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Joe Nocera on 2013's Story Lines

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist at The New York Times, recaps the big stories from 2012 and looks forward to what 2013 holds, from the fiscal cliff deal's impact on the overall economy, to the growing gun debate.

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David Brooks: Hello 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times and editor of The Best American Essays 2012, discusses the latest news from Washington, including a late-night fiscal cliff deal. Plus: his annual Sidney Award list of the year's best essays, and his new course, titled "Humility," at Yale University.

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Mad About Music

Will Shortz, Maestro of the Crossword Puzzle

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword puzzle editor and puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, reveals the unique role music plays in his puzzles.

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Boomers, Meet Buzzworthy

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Midwestern blogger Val Haller tells us about matching up yesterday's vintage sounds with buzzworthy bands of today for The New York Times' Booming column. 

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David Carr On Neil Young: Sharing Time With A Musical Giant

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Not many people get to spend time with the famously reclusive Neil Young. But David Carr, media reporter for The New York Times, did. We hear the story behind the story.



Music in the Kitchen

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today, we find out what some of New York’s hottest chefs listen to while they cook. And, New York Times food writer Jeff Gordinier and chef Jesse Schenker of the West Village restaurant Recette explain the role that music plays in menus, dining areas, and even hiring. Plus, we ask you for your kitchen and dining room soundtracks.

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Fatherhood and Testosterone

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New York Times science reporter, Pam Belluck, talks about the new study showing a hormonal response to circumstances -- a man's testosterone level drops when he becomes a father. 

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Fracking Report

Friday, September 09, 2011

Mireya Navarro, environmental reporter for The New York Times focused on the New York region and the author of Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009), talks about the state DEC report on hydraulic drilling for natural gas, the economic impact of drilling, and the start of the public comment period.

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On The Media

A Unique Opportunity for Propaganda

Friday, August 26, 2011

Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government-controlled media is gone, but New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick says that nothing has arisen in Libya to accurately relay the news. Libya, he says, remains a place where there is "no reliable rule or yardstick to measure the truth.” Brooke spoke with Kirkpatrick about the difficulties of separating truth from lies in Tripoli right now.

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De Facto DREAM Act

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the Obama administration's announcement that it would stop deporting young immigrants brought here as children.

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Cross-Atlantic Economic Connections

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Joe Nocera, New York Times op-ed columnist, discusses the dip and surge in the market yesterday and the connections between the American economy and the turmoil in European economies.

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New York's Frank Rich

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

New York Magazine columnist Frank Rich discusses his debut column for the magazine after leaving the New York Times as an opinion columnist.

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The Takeaway

New York Times' Jill Abramson on Leading the Paper

Friday, June 03, 2011

In September, Jill Abramson will replace Bill Keller as the executive editor of The New York Times. Abramson has been at The New York Times since 1997, joining the paper as its Washington bureau chief. She has been the managing editor since 2003. She discusses the role of the Times in the digital era, how the paper's pay wall is faring and why economic reporting is so crucial to journalism.


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Op-Ed Debut

Monday, April 04, 2011

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera discusses his first op-ed column which was published this past weekend.

Got a suggestion for Joe Nocera's next column? Post it below or tweet it using the hashtag #noceratips

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Libya Releases Four Times Journalists

Monday, March 21, 2011

Four New York Times journalists held by Libya have been released to the Turkish ambassador in Tripoli, according to officials.


The Takeaway

WikiLeaks: The Backstory from the Editor of the NY Times

Thursday, January 27, 2011

As WikiLeaks has become a household name over the past year, one of the organizations that has most aided the website's rise to prominence is the New York Times. Through many of the leaks that have changed the landscape and called into question the tenants of journalism, the Times often provided Julian Assange and WikiLeaks with an audience by studying, and publishing the documents it was releasing. As questions about Julian Assange's character grow, so do those about his impact on the world and whether it is positive or negative. Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, talks about dealing with Assange behind the scenes.

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Conducting Business

Ten Greatest Composers: Beyond the Usual Suspects

Friday, January 21, 2011

For this special podcast, Terrance McKnight sits down with three experts from across the musical spectrum and asks them to rank the 10 greatest classical composers of all time.

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