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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rand Paul; Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed; Philosophy of Happiness

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Rand Paul's GOP candidacy; Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop on chain stores; collective bargaining in higher ed; the philosophy of happiness; and "Food Babe" vs. "Science Babe."

The Brian Lehrer Show

Checking In On the Maker Economy

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Etsy, the online purveyor of handmade goods, filed for its IPO yesterday - so we want to check in on the maker economy. Makers, crafters: call in, tell us what you’re making and selling.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Places You Love

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

We've covered over 625 years of history in our series on family-run businesses. Now it's your turn to shout out your favorite establishment that's been around for generations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Hicks Nurseries

Monday, March 02, 2015

Stephen Hicks, of Hicks Nurseries on Long Island, talks about how his family's business has seen generations of change, and how gardening technology shaped their horticulture efforts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Laird's Distillery

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Laird & Company is one of the country's oldest family businesses-and is actually older than the United States itself. We'll hear about the distillery's famous Laird's Applejack and more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor de Blasio in Albany; SCOTUS Update and Parks & Rec

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The mayor goes to Albany; SCOTUS update; Daily News columnist Mike Lupica; our family biz series continues with Laird's Distillery; and TV club convenes to say goodbye to Parks & Rec. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Di Palo's Fine Foods

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Di Palo's Fine Foods co-owner Lou Di Palo talks about how the business and Little Italy have changed in the past hundred years, and what's next for this family-fun fine foods store.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Speed Cameras; NJ Pension Payments; The Family Biz

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NJ State Assemblyman John Wisniewski talks pensions; speed cameras; Scott Walker's ambitions; President Obama's former personal aide Reggie Love; and Di Palo Fine Food's Lou Di Palo.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Sahadi's

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We're kicking off our series on small businesses that have been in this area for generations. First up: the Middle-Eastern grocery Sahadi's, on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Possible Shutdown; The Siberian Express; Sahadi's and 'The Italian Americans'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A possible DHS shutdown; the PBS series "The Italian Americans;" NPR's Shankar Vedantam; this winter's cold snap, the Siberian Express; and Bob Sahadi of Sahadi's Middle-Eastern grocery.

WNYC News

Paid Sick Leave Kicks Off, to Mixed Reactions

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What do the bosses have to say about New York City's new paid sick leave law?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Commercial Real Estate Market

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Daniel Geiger, a senior reporter covering commercial real estate at Crain's New York Business, talks about commercial rent and how the market is going for small businesses in New York City. 

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WNYC News

Businesses Are Waiting for Sandy Aid, Too

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Homeowners aren't the only ones waiting for the city to hand out federal aid.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Map: Buy from a Fellow WNYC Fan

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

After Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday. We're building a guide to listener-owned brick-and-mortar businesses. Explore the map to find stores in your neighborhood, and if you're a store-owner add yours now!

Transportation Nation

Does Citi Bike Hurt or Help Local Bike Rental Companies?

Monday, August 05, 2013

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Two months after the launch of New York City's bike sharing program, the people who run bike rental companies in New York City agree: Citi Bike is changing their businesses. But they can’t agree if it’s helping or hurting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave: We Have a Deal

Friday, March 29, 2013

The City Council has struck a deal on controversial paid sick leave legislation. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who had long blocked the deal, reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and business coalitions are opposed paid sick leave, but the plan is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Linda Baran, president and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce talks about why she's opposed to the deal and Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party on why he is praising the deal.

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The Takeaway

Washington Braces for Sequestration

Friday, March 01, 2013

Today's deadline for a deal on the sequester is expected to come and go without an agreement between Congress and President Obama. Todd Zwillich spoke to some small business owners in Washington, D.C., where cuts are felt particularly hard.

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The Takeaway

Minimum Wage Proposal Divides Business Owners, Economists

Friday, February 15, 2013

Will an increase in the minimum wage, as President Obama is proposing, help or hurt workers and the economy? A small business owner says it'll make it harder for him to hire, but an economist says that raising the minimum wage won't increase unemployment.

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WNYC News

Businesses Still Waiting for Relief in the Rockaways

Monday, January 14, 2013

Despite all the fund raising and promises of recovery, when it comes to getting small businesses in Queens up and running after Sandy, the federal government has approved 37 loans for the entire borough, while the city has given out only 28. In the Rockaways, where much of the area was without heat and power for weeks after the storm, it’s given 9 loans.

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WNYC News

Small Businesses Near Area Arenas Rejoice After NHL Agreement

Monday, January 07, 2013

After 113 days of frustration and slumping sales, small businesses that cater to local hockey fans are rejoicing over the end of the hockey lock-out. The NHL and players union reached a collective bargaining agreement and games are set to start as early as January 15.  

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