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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fashion Month: Social Change

Thursday, February 14, 2013

As Fashion Week wraps up, Hazel Clarka professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization  (Routledge, 2008) continues the February series on fashion with a look at social changes play out in what we wear, from "haul videos" to new fashion icons.

Who's your fashion icon?  Do you deliberately model your style on someone else's? Michelle Obama? Snookie? Someone you saw on the subway last week?

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WNYC News

Memeton: Indulging Your Downton Abbey Obsessions

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

If zingers from the dowager countess or lamps from the set of Downton Abbey hold your attention long after the broadcast has ended, you are not alone. A guide to the best memes across the interwebs.

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Soundcheck

Web Chat: Philip Glass and Jim James

Monday, February 11, 2013

Composer Philip Glass and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James conduct a short interview via Twitter. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gavin Newsom on Citizenville

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gavin Newsom former mayor of San Francisco, current Lt. Gov. of California discusses his book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

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On The Media

Tweet That Your Boss is an A**hole, and Get Away With It

Friday, January 25, 2013

Since 1935, the National Labor Relations Act has protected the right of private-sector employees to discuss workplace conditions. But as conversations shift from the break room to the sphere of social media, regulators are facing new challenges in distinguishing protected speech from "mere griping." Bob talks with Lafe Solomon, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, about what can and can't be tweeted about the workplace.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Andy Carvin on Tweeting Breaking News

Thursday, January 24, 2013

NPR's Andy Carvin, author of Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, talks with Brian Lehrer about the role of Twitter in reporting and his experience using social media to follow developments during the Arab Spring.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Up To Speed

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our series of interviews with the area's newest representatives continues with Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Plus: NPR's Andy Carvin on live-tweeting breaking news; Paul Barrett continues our month-long series on Guns in America; and why more area Catholic schools are closing.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Social Media and the Office

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Will new laws protect what you say on social media while you're at work - even if you're dissing your boss? Steven Greenhouse, author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, says you might be able to share more than you think.

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The Takeaway

Your Company's Social Media Policy Might Be Illegal

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Employers have typically tried to restrict what their employees say online about work place issues, especially if their comments are negative. But according to some recent rulings by the National Labor Relations Board, many companies' social media policies are illegal. Steven Greenhouse has been reporting on all of this for our partner, The New York Times.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

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Friday, January 11, 2013

You can keep up with the Leonard Lopate Show on Facebook and Twitter! Find out who's on the show, see photos, listen to interviews you may have missed, and ask questions and leave comments.

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Schoolbook

Teens Say Online Shaming is a Familiar But Confusing Issue

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Radio Rookies story on sexual cyberbullying sparked a classroom discussion among students from the Academy for Young Writers who said they regularly encounter sexually explicit material online that involves their own classmates or friends.

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Schoolbook

Radio Rookies Host Live Chat on Sexual Cyberbullying

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Radio Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle will host a live chat for for high school students about the problem of sexual cyberbullying - often of teen girls - on social media. Join the conversation.

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Radio Rookies

Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

Friday, December 28, 2012

Many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is "slut-shaming" 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Instagram, Your Privacy, and A Photo Project

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The mobile photo service Instagram caused a furor yesterday when they announced expansive new terms of service. Sam Biddle, reporter for Gizmodo, explains the backlash, and what we know about social network privacy in general. Then, James Estrin, senior staff photographer and co-editor of the Lens blog for the New York Times, discusses the role of camera photography in photojournalism, and helps launch our year-end photo project.

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Schoolbook

Parent App: Families in the Digital Age

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A new media professor and author of The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age talks about how parents can manage their children's (and their own) use of digital technology. Join the conversation about the fast-changing world of communication and connection.

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New Tech City

Would You Do Your Banking on Facebook? Pushing Your Tech Comfort Zone

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

People I know who work on Wall Street often have two phones (one for personal, one for professional use) and limited access on their work computers to any website that hasn’t been completely vetted.  Security and privacy are paramount in the financial industries for obvious reasons, including regulatory.

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New Tech City

For Some Stock-Pickers, Life Is Tweet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What if Facebook likes and Twitter posts could give investors clues about market trends? The idea may not be as farfetched as it sounds.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Sentiment Analysis and How Banks Use Social Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.

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New Tech City

Are Americans Ready for Banking via Social Media?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A bank in South Africa announced this summer that its mobile banking customers will now be able to conduct transactions and monitor their accounts through Facebook. This type of cross-pollination between banks and social media does not yet exist in the United States, but it could be coming.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Open Utopia

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stephen Duncombe, associate professor at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, talks about his project to create a web-based, open source edition of Sir Thomas More's Utopia.

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