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Open Phones: Bronx Love

Monday, March 18, 2013

For the first time in a long time, census numbers show that more people moved to the Bronx than moved out. Are you one of the 115 net people who moved to BX in 2012, or part of the influx over the last five years or so? Or are you a Bronx resident who thought about leaving but decided to stay? Tell us why! Call 212-433-9692, or post your story here.

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Open Phones: Pi(e) Day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today is Pi Day, where we celebrate both "π" and "pie." Glen Whitney, executive director of MoMath, discusses the mysteries of 3.14.... Plus, since we are never ones to let a good homonym pass by, we'll also talk about "pie." Do you see an intersection between math and baking? How do you plan to celebrate Pi Day? Call us at 212-433-WNYC, or 212-433-9692, or leave a comment here. 

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Open Phones: The Next Pope

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

As the cardinals work to select the next pope, we ask: Does the next pope matter to your Catholic life?

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Open Phones: If Only There Were a Class ...

Monday, March 11, 2013

We asked recently about classes you could teach -- now we want to know what class you haven't seen offered that you'd like to take. What knowledge or skills are you missing you'd like to take a class in?  Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.



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Open Phones: Technology and the Work/Life Balance

Friday, March 08, 2013

Today we're talking about technology and the work/life balance. How do your devices help or hinder you as you juggle your home life (maybe as a parent) and work life? What are your rules for managing technology? Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below.


→ Event: A dynamic conversation about career, family and technology. WNYC PRESENTS: HOW TECH IS CHANGING THE WAY WOMEN WORK

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When Do You Work for Free?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A recent blog post by writer Nate Thayer has sparked a conversation about journalists working for free. We broaden the conversation to all fields — when is it worth it to work for no pay?

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Open Phones: What Would You Teach?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If you could teach a class on anything, what would be the topic? What's your micro-specialty - the thing you know so well that you could share with others? It could be anything - a skill, a concept, the history of whatever - as long as you could teach it to someone who would want to learn it. Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Jonathan Soma, co-founder of the Brooklyn Brainery, talks about what makes a good topic for a class and the Brainery's mission. 


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Open Phones: Relationship Advice Roulette

Thursday, February 14, 2013

We play one of our favorite games, radio advice roulette. Today, a special Valentine's Day edition for relationship and love advice. If you need advice on your love life, call in and we'll pair you with a stranger. The catch: you can't ask for advice until you give advice to another caller. Call 212-433-9692 to participate!

Help our final caller Kevin out: How do you reconcile dating someone with different political beliefs from you? Post your advice for him or any of our other callers out below!

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Open Phones: Do Lyrics Matter?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio released a Spotify playlist of some of his favorite songs, including music from Tupac and the song "Pumped Up Kicks" -- about a school shooting. This got us thinking: How much do the lyrics matter when it comes to the music you love? Do you listen to the lyrics right away, or does it take a while? Is it possible to love a song and never really know the lyrics? Let us know! Call 212-433-9692 or post here. Soundcheck's John Schaefer helps field your calls.

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Open Phones: Hillary Clinton Returns to Westchester

Monday, February 04, 2013

For the first time in twenty years, Hillary Clinton doesn't have a national political job. So, what should she do with her free time in Westchester?

Listeners, what would you recommend to the now Former Secretary of State? We'll take your suggestions at 212-433-9692...

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Grand Central Turns 100

Friday, February 01, 2013

Grand Central Terminal kicks off its centennial celebration today. Share your stories and hear from WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady on-site and Kurt Schlichting, professor of sociology and anthropology at Fairfield University and the author of the book, Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City.

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Open Phones: The Future of Football

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Has your opinion of football changed as we find out more and more about the toll the game takes on its players? We take your calls to find out. 

Call in at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below.

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Open Phones: Honk If You...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

With the DOT planning to remove those "DON'T HONK" signs by the end of the year, we're asking, "Why do you honk?" and does it help? Call us (but not while driving!) at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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Open Phones: Remaking Times Square

Monday, January 28, 2013

This summer New York is set to begin a long-delayed makeover of Times Square. We want to know: What would you like to see included to make the "Crossroads of the World" more appealing for New Yorkers?

Plus: Jeb Boniakowski has one idea for a Times Square reboot: A "McWorld" restaurant, offering the special items the fast food giant serves on their menus internationally.

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Open Phones: To Be Or Not To Be A Lawyer

Thursday, January 24, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor offered advice to people considering becoming a lawyer. If you're considering going to law school, call us. 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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Ask Me Another Takes on the Supreme Court

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WNYC's newest show is Ask Me Another. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton disuss the program and lead a Supreme Court themed quiz. Listeners: Are you a Supreme Court expert? We're looking for two SCOTUS nerds to take the quiz. If you want to play along, call 212-433-9692!

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Open Phones: What Do You Approve of More Than Congress?

Friday, January 11, 2013

A recent poll shows Americans approve of Congress less than cockroaches, Genghis Khan, and Nickelback. What do you approve of more than congress? Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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Open Phones: The Biggest International News

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Immigrants from anywhere, call us up and tell us the biggest news stories of 2012 from your country of origin and what big news you're looking out for in 2013. Call 212-433-9692 or post your stories here!

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Open Phones: TV's Real-Life Lessons

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

In September, Hillary Clinton revealed that Burmese politicians told her they were learning about democracy from the West Wing. And the NYPD is going to film more interrogations because the "CSI effect" leads jurors to expect videotape of suspects. Listeners share what they've learned from television.

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Open Phones: Advice Roulette

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Another episode of one of our favorite segments - advice roulette, where listeners call in to ask each other for advice, and give each other help.