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Open Phones: Where Would You Move?

Friday, October 18, 2013

If you were going to leave where you live, where would you go? Do you live in a tiny apartment but are you longing for a big house? Do you want to try life on the West Coast? Are you tired of winter? 

Give us a call and tell us where you would move. 212-433-9692 or post below. 

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Open Phones: Self-Esteem for Girls

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Parents and teachers: How do you empower young girls in your life? What do you say? What do you do? Call and let us know: 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Perhaps you've seen the posters in the subway from the New York City Girls campaign, aimed at boosting girls' self-esteem. How do you tackle the issue at home?

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Senate Exit Poll; Tech in the City; Open Phones: Open Phones

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, gives updates on the fluid situation in Washington. Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the tech industry from independent mayoral candidate Jack Hidary and New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi. Plus: your calls on today's NJ Senate special election; Ian Buruma on the significance of 1945; your suggestions on open phones segments; and how do you encourage girls to be self-confident?

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Open Phones: Did You Choose Between Public and Private School?

Monday, September 09, 2013

We're opening up the phones for parents who had to decide this year (or in recent years) between public and private school. What did you consider? If your family could afford private school and you decided on a public school education for your child, tell us why? And if private school was right for you, how did you make that decision? Call in: 212-433-9692.

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Open Phones: An Interracial, Intergenerational Conversation About Race in America

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, President Obama spoke about how young people have a different view of race than his generation. "[A]s difficult and challenging as this whole episode has been for a lot of people, I don’t want us to lose sight that things are getting better," he said. "Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race." We take calls from young people, parents, and others – how do young people view race differently from previous generations? Does it have to do with just being young, or with societal progress? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, or call in to 212-433-9692.

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Open Phones: Did You Sign the Spitzer Petition?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eliot Spitzer gave himself only a few days to get 3,750 people to sign the petition to get him on the ballot in the New York City Comptroller race. Were you approached by a Spitzer supporter and asked to sign the petition? Did you do it? Call us up and tell us about your interaction and how you made your decision about whether to sign. 212-433-9692

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Open Phones: Single Parent Support Group

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Single parents: Give advice or ask for advice about parenting on your own. If you have a question for another single parent, call 212-433-9692. We'll pair you up and have you discusses the challenges and triumphs of raising a kid solo.

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Open Phones: Have You Changed Your Mind?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Have you had a change of heart recently about any of the big issues of the day? Did you change your mind on same-sex marriage or the NYPD's use of stop and frisk? What about the NSA leaker Edward Snowden or the mayoral race? Or have you become ambivalent about something you used to feel strongly one way or the other about? Call us up at 212-433-9692 or comment here. 

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Open Phones: Egyptians on the Anti-Morsi Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

We open the phones for Egyptian listeners to discuss the latest protests against President Morsi. What kind of reflections do you have on his election now? How do you feel about having this elected president hand over power to the military?

Call 212-433-WNYC, or leave a comment below.

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Open Phones: Female Breadwinners

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brian Lehrer talks to female breadwinners about how being the primary earner shapes the dynamic in their families.

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When "Cozy" Means Small: A Rental Ad Glossary

Friday, May 10, 2013

When a rental ad says "cozy apartment with laid back roommates" does that actually mean “closet for rent in apartment full of potheads?” The Brian Lehrer Show is gathering some of the classic apartment listing code-phrases from "old-world" to "luxurious." Read the glossary and add your own.

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Open Phones: Best and Worst Advice from Mom

Thursday, May 09, 2013

What is the best piece of advice your mom has ever given you--and what's the worst?

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Open Phones: TMI for Parents on College Partying?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Parents of kids about to go to college or parents with kids already in college, how much do you want to know about their partying?

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Open Phones: #MustSeeQueens

Monday, May 06, 2013

Two candidates in the Queens borough president race are pushing to make Queens a tourist destination. The Brian Lehrer Show asks: What should tourists and other visitors go see in Queens? Check out the suggestions and add your own!

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Open Phones: Your Gap Year Advice

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Yesterday was the deadline for high school seniors to reject or accept offers from colleges. For many, those offers were not for fall semester but for winter semester. So, if you took more than just a summer between high school and college, what's your advice for these students? Did you take a gap year? What did you do and what did you learn? Comment here or call 212-433-WNYC (9692).

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Open Phones: Did You Take Your Child To Work?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Yesterday was Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Did you participate? What do you think your child learned from the experience? If you remember participating as a child and visiting your mother or father's workplace, what did you take away from the day? Post a comment below, or call 212-433-WNYC.

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Open Phones: Talking to Openly Gay Athletes

Monday, April 15, 2013

NBA Center Jason Collins just became the first NBA player to come out of the closet. Brian Lehrer takes calls from people who've had personal experience as an openly gay athlete. 

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Open Phones: "Why Haven't I Done This Sooner"

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Inspired by a recent thread on Reddit, we ask: What's your biggest "Holy sh** why haven't I done this sooner" moment? Whether it's sharpening your knives, writing thank you notes, or switching to just one type of sock, tell us about your moment. Anything goes! Call in and tell us at 212-433-WNYC, or leave a comment below.

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Open Phones: A New Way of Thinking

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Who is a person in your life who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking? Who inspired you to see the world differently, either as a child or as an adult? The phone lines are open for you at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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Being Honest about the American Dream

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Yesterday, one of WNYC's Radio Rookies told her story about not being able to be honest with her family in Congo about how hard life is in the United States. Danielle joins to tell her story, and Kim Nichols of the African Services Committee joins to talk about why it's so difficult to tell the truth about challenges.

The phone lines are open for stories from immigrants about what you tell your family and friends in your home country about life here. Did your expectations meet reality? What do you think they expect to hear about life here? Call in to 212-433-WNYC/9692 or leave your comment below. 

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