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Occupy Wall Street

The Brian Lehrer Show

Occupy, Then and Now

Friday, March 13, 2015

NYU sociologist Michael Gould-Wartofsky traces the on-the-ground history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, through the eviction of Zuccotti Park to what the movement has morphed into.

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The Takeaway

Student Debt: Striking Back Against Banks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This year, student loan debt reached a new high in the United States, inching up to a whopping $1.16 trillion. Now some are pushing back with a "debt strike."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2011): Meet The 99%

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"We are the 99%." Those words were chanted in unison in 2011, when protesters told Wall Street they had enough. "25 Years in 25 Days" looks back at the movement and its lasting effect.

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WNYC News

Climate Protests Continue, Occupy Wall Street Style

Monday, September 22, 2014

On the heels of Sunday's peaceful march for climate change, activists staged a sit-in near Wall Street Monday, blocking traffic on Broadway all afternoon.

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WNYC News

Occupy Wall Street Protester Gets Jail Time

Monday, May 19, 2014

The last legal proceeding involving an Occupy Wall Street member has concluded, with a sentence of three months in jail for Cecily McMillan. Her conviction on felony assault spurred a popular outcry for leniency.

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WNYC News

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call for Leniency

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the steps of City Hall on Monday, demanding leniency for fellow protester Cecily McMillan. Last week, McMillan, 25, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, a felony crime.

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Selected Shorts

99% Rejected

Friday, April 18, 2014

This reading by Wyatt Cenac of Simon Rich’s “Occupy Jen Street,” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Romantic Calamities,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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WNYC News

Forget the Bat Signal: This Is a Protest

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet The Illuminator, the activist group that's using the city skyline as a canvas to project political messages.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Occupying Democracy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

There at the start of Occupy Wall Street, Anthropologist David Graeber teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London, recently appointed professor at the London School of Economics and author of, The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement, he now argues for a re-awakened democracy.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Occupy Sandy Proves its Progressive Mettle in Hurricane Relief

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hurricane Sandy revealed the strengths of a volunteer-driven cooperative relief effort pulling from the core values, relationships and skills of the Zuccotti Park movement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Too Big To Fail

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: A look at the current state of the financial sector, including big banks, borrowers and lenders and the housing market. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Occupy's Impact

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Occupy Wall Street began with an encampment in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on September 17th, 2011. Occupy protests gained lots of attention and spread around the world, but the loose coalition never embraced a unified platform or endorsed candidates for office. One year later, what do you think the impact of Occupy Wall Street has been? Call 212-433-9692 or post it here!

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WNYC News

More Than 180 Arrested Near Wall Street in OWS Protests

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district and marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.

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WNYC News

Hundreds March in NYC to Mark Occupy Anniversary

Sunday, September 16, 2012

About 300 people observing the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street marched to a small concrete park in New York's lower Manhattan that served as headquarters for the protest movement and was its birthplace.

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WNYC News

Twitter Hands Over Records in NY Occupy Case

Friday, September 14, 2012

Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months' worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall Street protester, a case that has become a closely watched fight over how much access law enforcement agencies should have to material posted on social networks.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Is the Stock Market Another Bubble in the Making?

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy four years ago marked the start of a financial crisis that left millions jobless, smashed nest eggs and sent the stock market into a downward spiral. These days — at least on Wall Street — it’s as if the recession never happened. WNYC’s Money Talking discusses whether the stock market is entering another bubble.

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WNYC News

OWS Angered Over Mistaken DNA Link to 2004 Murder

Friday, July 13, 2012

Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement are expressing anger about being linked to a murder case. Earlier this week DNA from the 2004 murder of Sarah Fox was linked to DNA from an Occupy Wall Street protest in March. It was later revealed that the matching samples came from a lab employee who worked both cases.

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The Empire

In Rumor-Filled NY-07 Race, Velazquez and Challengers Try to Stay on Message

Friday, June 22, 2012

Candidates for the Democratic nomination in New York's 7th congressional district appeared on the Brian Lehrer Show Friday morning, where they tried to lay out their platforms while addressing allegations that party politics are muddying the race.

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On The Media

Minneapolis Police Filming Their Own Work

Friday, June 15, 2012

When demonstrators from the Minneapolis occupy movement posted video depicting what looked like a series of unprovoked arrests, the Minneapolis Police Department posted their own video showing several warnings to the crowd. Bob talks to incoming police chief Janee Harteau about the department's decision to post video of their own officers at large public events.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Bill Bradley's Blueprint is Right on the Money

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

There's something for everyone in Bill Bradley's new book We Can All Do Better, the former Senator's blueprint for a stronger, healthier, more united America.

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