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How Do You Measure A Marriage?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The sweet and painful odyssey of a long marriage by contemporary master Sherman Alexie, and the bitter sadness of a marriage cut short by tragedy.

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New Sounds

August 2008 New Releases

Friday, August 29, 2008

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully separates the wheat from the chaff for this show. He'll sort through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs which have come across his new clutter-free desk over the past month ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DNC Coverage: Hour 2

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Susan Faludi, author of The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America, talks about why she thinks Barack Obama versus John McCain has the makings of an epic American gender showdown.

Read Susan Faludi's New York Times op-ed piece, Second-Place Citizens.

Then

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WNYC News

Denver Spotlight Eludes N.J. Pols, For Now

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So far, no one from New Jersey is scheduled to address Democrats in Denver. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, Garden State delegates are making a push to get Sen. Robert Menendez to the podium.

Menendez boosters are making the case to DNC planners and ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The View From the Ethnic Press: Arab-Americans

Monday, August 25, 2008

Antoine Faisal, publisher of the newspaper Aramica and a reporter with with Feet in Two Worlds, a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, gives Arab-American perspectives on the presidential campaign and conventions.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Modern Blacklist

Friday, August 22, 2008

In his new film, “The Blacklist: Volume One,” director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders explores the zeitgeist of black America, and redefines traditional notions of a "blacklist." Former Planned Parenthood president Faye Wattleton is one of the prominent black Americans featured in the film. It begins airing on HBO on Aug. 25 at ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mixed Up

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We're heading for a mixed-race future and Carmen Van Kerckhove, Co-Founder of New Demographic and founder and publisher of Racialicious.com, and Jen Chau, Founder and Executive Director of Swirl, explain the implications and how Barack Obama's candidacy has changed the discussion about mixed-race identity.

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WNYC News

Chinese NYers Watch Olympics With Pride

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Olympics have been China’s big coming out party, and in New York City’s Chinatown, Chinese people of all ethnic groups watch with pride and optimism. WNYC's Richard Yeh has the story.

Slideshow: Olympic pride in NYC's Chinatown

HU JINTAO: Beijing’s 29th Olympic Games ...

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New Sounds

Another Musical Travelogue

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another musical travelogue is in store on this edition of New Sounds, with stops in Tokyo, Berlin, Bandung (Java), and other ports of call. Listen for works by Max Richter, Ute Lemper, Sabah Habas Mustapha, Gato Libre, and more.

PROGRAM #2585, Another Musical Travelogue (First aired on Wed. ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Young and Arab in America

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The lives of many Arab and Muslim Americans have gotten more complicated since 9/11, thanks to government surveillances, workplace discrimination, and cultural misunderstandings. Moustafa Bayoumi has written a new book, How Does it Feel to Be a Problem?, profiling 7 young Arab American living in Brooklyn – including Egyptian-American ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sick and Detained

Monday, August 18, 2008

Nina Bernstein, New York Times immigration reporter, and Queens Councilman John Liu (D-20, discuss the death of a Queens father who died of cancer while in detention awaiting deportation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The End of Black Politics

Monday, August 18, 2008

Does Obama’s candidacy mean the end of traditional black politics? Matt Bai is author of the recent New York Times Magazine article, "Post Race."

Weigh in: What do you think Obama's candidacy means for the future of black politics? Leave a comment below, or call us at 212-433-9692.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can Public Education Save America’s Kids?

Friday, August 15, 2008

We look at the complicated relationship between race and poverty, and what America’s public school system needs to do in order to promote racial equity. Pedro Noguera is the author of The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama's Racial Catch 22

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"The race card" has been a large point of contention in the both the primaries and general elections. But is accusing someone of playing the card just as bad as 'playing it' yourself? Adam Serwer, writing fellow at the American Prospect, looks at the racial dimension of John McCain's criticisms ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Color of Change

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How have people's ideas about race changed the political landscape for the upcoming general election? NYT magazine contributing writer Matt Bai, Ronald Walters professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and John McWhorter, a senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute, talk about the shift.

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