Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Monday, June 02, 2014
It's an informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific teachers' contract poll: Ballots were due Friday, the results are announced tomorrow on the new UFT contract. Teachers, did you vote "yes" or "no"? Plus, a return of "Soapbox" -- callers weigh in on the issues that matter to them today.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thanks to a Wall Street Journal lawsuit, Medicare released details on how much individual doctors were reimbursed for the year 2012 in a searchable database. Melinda Beck, health reporter for the Journal, talks about what we've learned so far from the Medicare data. What are consumers and doctors finding out about patient care and billing practices? Call in and share your findings at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Today is a special installment of our occasional feature - radio advice roulette! In honor of Equal Pay Day, women listeners can ask fellow listeners for job-related advice live on the radio. By some estimates, women still earn on average about 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, and so today symbolizes how long into the new year a woman has to work to earn what a man in the same job earned just in 2013. So this special edition of advice roulette is for women to give and get advice about careers, the workplace, and their home/work balance.
Here's how it works: If you need advice on anything work-related, whether it's how to ask for a raise, a promotion, more time off, anything - call 212-433-9692 and we'll pair you with a fellow WNYC listener. The catch? Before you get to ask for advice from someone, you have to give advice to another caller.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Reportedly, more parents chose to have their children sit out the state ELA exams this week than did last year. If your kids took the exam, did you consciously "opt in"? If you opted out, how would you like to see schools held to account for preparing their students to do college level work after graduation?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Another installment of our occasional feature - radio advice roulette! Listeners, ask your fellow listeners for advice live on the radio. Here's how it works: If you need advice on anything, anything at all, call 212-433-9692 and we'll pair you with a fellow WNYC listener. The catch? Before you get to ask for advice from someone, you have to give advice to another caller.
Friday, March 07, 2014
It's time for another installment in our open-phones series "The Explanatarium" -- where you get one minute to explain something to your fellow WNYC listeners. Do you just "get" something most other people find complicated? Have you done the research and figured things out? If you think you can explain something complicated or often misunderstood - in 60 seconds or less - call in and enlighten us.
In previous installments (listen below) listeners have explained the difference between incandescent and halogen light bulbs; common misconceptions about the Protestant reformation; and how subway air conditioning works.
If you can explain something - anything - clearly and simply, call 212-433-9692 or post below. No heavy opinion, no political rants, just compelling information and succinct clarification.
Monday, February 17, 2014
A call-in segment with your descriptions of a warm day (remember those?) on this chilly Monday. Tell us about a really warm memory. Remember that feeling of taking your shoes off and walking barefoot on fresh green grass? Remember how it smells on the beach, that mixture of sunscreen and salty air? Tell us what a grill sounds like on the 4th of July. Let’s remember a warmer time. 212-433-WNYC. 212-433-9692. Describe what it feels, sounds and smells like when it's actually hot out.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A call-in segment for local business owners: Is Super Bowl week the windfall you expected? And what do you have planned for this weekend? Call in to report on how the influx of NFL fans is affecting your bottom line. And then, plug away -- if you've got a Super Bowl event planned, or have some other sort of Super Bowl related special going on, let us know. We'll compile a database for fellow WNYC fans.
Monday, January 27, 2014
In today's "Metropolitan Diary," a man writes about how a native NYCer taught him how to properly eat a bagel. Brian Lehrer Show listeners chime in with other lessons they got that helped turn them into "real" New Yorkers, from swiping a metro card correctly to wearing proper shoes.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A conversation has broken out online about how much information is too much information when it comes to blogging and tweeting about illness. The Brian Lehrer Show takes calls from those who write about their health on the sense of community, the role of humor, and the reasons people decide to share.