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The Brian Lehrer Show

Uncovering Abuses in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Daniel Nardello, the CEO of Nardello & Co., investigated labor practices for NYU's Abu Dhabi campus. He shares what he learned about how workers were treated. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYU Abu Dhabi; Mona Eltahawy & Combining Families

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Egyptian activist Mona Eltahawy argues for a sexual revolution in the Middle East; an investigation into labor practices at NYU's Abu Dhabi campus & a marriage is tested by a dog.

The Leonard Lopate Show

NYU Professor and Journalist Barred from Investigating NYU Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NYU Professor Andrew Ross and the lawyer and journalist Sean O'Driscoll talk about their experiences trying to investigate human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Understanding Cancer, Investigating a University's Human Rights Abuses

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ken Burns and Barak Goodman discuss their documentary on cancer. 100 recipes from Taiwan. César Aira's micro-approach to fiction. Investigating human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.

WNYC News

New Leader for NYU Inherits Old Controversies

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dr. Andrew Hamilton, vice-chancellor at Oxford University takes over as expansion plans are tied up in court and relations between the administration and faculty are strained.

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WNYC News

NYU and Grad Student Union Reach Tentative Labor Deal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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A preliminary agreement between the school and union averts a strike that was scheduled to start today.

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WNYC News

Med School Students Chip in to Help Uninsured Left Behind by Obamacare

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Almost 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some of them get free care from medical school students.

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WNYC News

Side Effects and Stigma Keep Minorities from HIV Treatment

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's easy to get a prescription for HIV and AIDS medication in New York. But when you're scared of the treatment and what people might think, the hard part is asking for one.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Were Labor Abuses at NYU Abu Dhabi Inevitable?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

NYU has apologized for labor abuses reported during the construction of its new campus. Some say it's why NYU shouldn't be building in Abu Dhabi in the first place.

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WNYC News

Yellen Tells NYU Grads: It Takes Grit to Succeed

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Janet Yellen is the rare commencement speaker who has broad influence on the job prospects of her audience.

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Harsh Conditions for Construction Workers at NYU Abu Dhabi

Monday, May 19, 2014

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A report in the New York Times examines working conditions for laborers who helped build an NYU outpost.

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Car Talk

#1419: The NYU Application

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray say they've never met a noise they didn't like, but that's before they encountered the odd thumping sound Janet's truck is making. And then there's the sound of their dear Mom Elizabeth, calling to celebrate Mother's day by complaining about her sons' poor gift selections. Elsewhere, from the Questionable Ideas department, Mark wants to use his Ford Tempo to tow a trailer from Dallas to Pennsylvania; Jonathan is considering using a turkey baster to drain his car's power steering fluid; and Missy's 18-year old son wants to buy an Audi Quattro to keep on campus at Boston University. All this, plus the best college application essay ever, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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WNYC News

Here Are the Top-Earning College Presidents

Monday, December 16, 2013

Every year, the Chronicle of Higher Education combs through hundreds of private non-profit colleges' tax forms and releases a list of the top earning school presidents. For 2011, the latest year available, there were some surprises. The president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, beat out Columbia University's president, coming in third place after the presidents of the University of Chicago and Northeastern University.

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WNYC News

Some NY Hospitals Opting Out of Health Exchange Plans

Monday, October 07, 2013

If consumers buying insurance on health exchanges have their heart set on particular hospitals or doctors, they better do their homework.

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New Tech City

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on the 'Godmother of Silicon Alley'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley was a student of Red Burns, the so-called "godmother of Silicon Alley," who passed away at the end of August at the age of 88.  

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Radiolab

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Look where you like through the 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, and you will find only one ounce of it. It's really, really, really rare. Possibly the rarest thing in the universe.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYU, China, and Chen Guangcheng

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jerome Cohen, professor of law at New York University School of Law, an expert in Chinese law, and a senior fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the status of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's fellowship at NYU, and Chen's allegations that Chinese officials are pressuring the university to force him to leave. Jerome Cohen helped arrange Chen's fellowship and has worked with him during his time at NYU.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Tech Studies at NYC Universities

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems. 

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WNYC News

Does Medical Marijuana Work? The Experts Are Divided

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The phrase “medical marijuana” has a nice clinical ring to it, but doctors and researchers are divided on the data: some are confident that smoking pot can help a wide range of pains and other symptoms. Others remain skeptical.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

NYU President on Baseball as a Road to God

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York University President John Sexton talks about how baseball can be used to illustrate the elements of a spiritual life--the subject of his popular course at NYU. In his new book Baseball as a Road to God, he shows that baseball is more than a game, or even a national pastime: It can be a road to a deeper and more meaningful life.

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