The Takeaway

The No-Run Candidate: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie's mantra in every national interview is that he is not running for President in 2012. But that hasn't stopped Republicans from asking, or voters from noticing. In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, respondents ranked Christie number three, just below first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton (and one step above President Barack Obama) when asked to rate how they feel about public leaders. Christie is, in a word, a "hot" political commodity. But polls also showed Christie has issues with name recognition: 55 percent of respondents said they didn't know him well enough to make a decision.


The Takeaway

The Hype Behind 'The Social Network'

Friday, October 01, 2010

"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies," reads the tagline to what is expected to be this weekend's biggest movie, "The Social Network." Directed by David Fincher from a script by Aaron Sorkin, the film chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and the people he walked over to get there.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who's behind these Uncommon Economic Indicators?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our online collaboration of economic coverage between listeners and the Brian Lehrer Show now has more than 700 posts, and occasionally we get a peek at some of the people producing the content. We thought you'd like to see them too!

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Jonathan Lear

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Kurt Andersen and Jonathan Lear look at how Sigmund Freud and the ideas of psychoanalysis pervade our culture.

Jonathan Lear teaches philosophy at the University of Chicago, where he is the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor. He is also a practicing psychoanalyst. His new book, Freud, puts ...


Studio 360

Special Guest: Nick Hornby

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Kurt Andersen and Nick Hornby look at how youth is no longer wasted on the young.

Nick Hornby is the author of Fever Pitch, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good, and A Long Way Down. He also edited the collection of short ...