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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Yorkers Remember Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We remember the life and career of comedian and actor Robin Williams, and take calls from those who knew, worked with, or were influenced by him.

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Democratic National Convention: Brooklyn, 2016?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Members of the Democratic National Committee are scoping out the Barclay's Center as a possible host for the DNC's convention in 2016. Mayor de Blasio, Senator Schumer and the Clintons are all in favor of the idea. Are you? Call in with thoughts on the pros and cons of Brooklyn hosting the convention. 

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What's Your NYC Sanctuary?

Friday, August 08, 2014

WNYC is gathering your ideas -- and making a map -- for where you escape in the NYC area for some peace, quiet, and reflection. We take your calls to talk about your favorite quiet space.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show Africa Summit

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

As nearly 50 African leaders meet in Washington DC for a summit, we hold our own assembly -- and you are the experts. If you have ties to an African country, tell us what has changed (for better or worse) in the last five years. 212-433-9692.

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Finding Quiet in the Open Office

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Do you work in an open space office?  Where do you go when you need a little privacy or quiet?  And are there new rules that go along with the new floor plan?  Call us at 212-433-9692 to share your hacks and strategies for combining collaboration and reflection and still getting along with co-workers.

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Has Your Felony Conviction Ruined Your Life?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul are teaming on a bill that would make life easier for those who've served their time for non-violent felony convictions, from help with finding a job to stricter regulations about what remains on someone's record. Paul has also spoken out about wanting to change the laws regarding voting eligibility for non-violent felons in federal elections. We take calls from anyone who's served time about what life is like as an ex-con, and what the government can and should do to help.

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House Rules for Returning College Students

Monday, July 28, 2014

With college students home for the summer, have "house rules" changed in recognition of the new status? Have the rules set up in May held through July? Parents and college students, call in on the new rules at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692).

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What Did Your Parents Let You Do That Would Be Totally Crazy Today?

Friday, July 25, 2014

 The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here. Today's parents are at an age where child rearing standards (and laws relating to child safety) have changed dramatically. We ask: What did your parents do in the 1970s and before that seems crazy now? No seatbelts? Smoking in the car?  Profane movies at age six? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

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Relationship Advice Roulette

Friday, July 25, 2014

Callers get to ask a question about their relationships — but only if they answer another listener's question first.

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What Question Would You Add to The Human Test?

Friday, July 25, 2014

One of our favorite recent videos is a TED Talk given by Ze Frank based on his video series "The Human Test." In it, Frank (or is it Ze?) asks a series of escalating questions about the quirks of life, silly and serious, to help you determine if you are, in fact, human. We'll play a bit of the video on the air, and ask you -- What Question Would You Add to The Human Test?

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

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How Would You Spend the MTA's Budget?

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA planning committee is meeting now to decide their spending priorities -- so how would you spend the MTA's capital improvement budget? Also -- how was today's lousy commute, with the L train down and other troubles?

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

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What Are You Ambivalent About?

Friday, July 25, 2014

First, what are you ambivalent about? What's in the news that is scrambling your political or moral priorities? Call in and tell us. And then, other listeners, call in and make your case if you are not ambivalent about those issues…

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

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What's Happening Out Your Window?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Look out your window. Right now. Go ahead. What do you see? We want you to call us and share your eyewitness account of what's happening, at this very moment, from your perspective. What's happening outside your apartment, store, office, or car window? (Drivers, if you're behind the wheel, please pull over before you call us.) Tell us the story that's unfolding right before your eyes — especially if it's Batman or Spiderman washing your window. 

For today's show, we're experimenting with a live-chat instead of the traditional comments page. The chat room is open all show, add your comment and talk to fellow listeners here.

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Hot All Over: Your Calls from Cultures of Heat

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Listeners from hot climates around the world share how the weather has influenced local cultures, from architecture to food. Tell us your story of living with heat — anywhere in the world. What do you remember about living a lifestyle of a really hot culture? Call us at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

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Your Intergenerational Household

Friday, July 18, 2014

A new Pew study shows there are more intergenerational households in America than ever before, with almost 25% of Americans between the ages of 25 to 34 sharing a home with older family members. What does this say about Americans' famously autonomous lifestyles? Call in and tell us about your intergenerational living arrangement – the number is 212-433-9692. Is your arrangement driven by economic convenience or by a desire to regain something lost in the time of the nuclear family?

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Whose Side are You on in the LIRR Dispute?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Both sides are close to a "breakthrough" in the Long Island Railroad labor dispute. Long Island commuters - whose side are you on, what do you make of the union demands? Call 212-433-9692...

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Deportation vs. Asylum: What's Your Take on the Border Crisis?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Roughly 57,000 minors from Central America have crossed the border into the US since October. Some policy-makers say they should be deported as quickly as possible. Others say they should be welcomed as refugees. What do you think about the tone used by policy-makers and the status of these young immigrants?

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What's Your Summer Project?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Listeners call in to describe the projects they're working on this summer, creative, practical, and otherwise. What are you building or creating? Call in and share your summer projects. 212-433-9692...

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Our Noisy Lives

Friday, July 11, 2014

Noise is the top quality-of-life complaint to 311, but noise can also be a good thing. What noises drive you crazy, calm you down, damage your hearing or peace of mind, help you create?

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More Daylight, More Time?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In midsummer, if daylight extends well past your workday, do you get more done? How do you spend those long summer evenings?

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