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Starbucks to Deliver Coffee at Empire State Building

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finding a Starbucks in Midtown is no one's idea of a problem that needs solving, but the company is planning to launch a delivery service at the Empire State Building.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Starbucks Takes on Dark, Brewing Racism

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates and Forbes' Barbara Thau discuss Starbucks’ latest campaign to tackle social issues, “Race Together,” an initiative aimed at sparking conversations about race.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 13, 2015

The dinosaurs from the TV show Dinosaurs dancing to Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" wins the internet this week.
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The Takeaway

Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Workers

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Starbucks Requests No Guns

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What do you think about Starbucks' request that guns not be carried into stores?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Rights and Starbucks; Library Awards; Miss Manners

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Starbucks has asked that customers not bring guns into their stores. Dan Baum, author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, explains the message and how gun rights advocates are reacting. Plus: we hear about the Syrian reaction to the possibility of international or US intervention in that country, and what the conditions are on the ground; librarians from the winners of the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards talk about their plan for the prize money; and Judith Martin (aka “Miss Manners”) and her son Nicholas Ivor Martin, talk about business etiquette.

The Takeaway

Should Starbucks Ban Guns From Its Coffee Shops?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. The coffee chain moved away from its neutral stance on guns in its stores Wednesday, publicly requesting that customers not bring weapons into its coffee shops. The Takeaway wants to hear from you. Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Take our mini poll here.

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Listen to Lucy

The buzz of hot-desking in a coffee shop

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The buzz of hot-desking in a coffee shop

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WNYC News

Judge to Give 2 Cents About Who Taps Starbucks' Tip Jar

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New York's highest court is hearing arguments Tuesday about whether Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors and assistant managers.

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Listen to Lucy

Starbucks’ tea takeover is a grande of guff

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Starbucks’ tea takeover is a grande of guff

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Starbucks, Square, and the Future of Money

Monday, August 13, 2012

Senior writer for Wired, Steven Levy, explains how cashless payment at Starbucks will evolve through a new deal with Square, and what it means for commerce and the consumer experience.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: How Safe Are Money Market Funds?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Investors have been flocking to money market funds for decades, and today their total value stands at $2.5 trillion. Businesses, non-profits, government and individuals seem to think they're a sound investment, but how safe are they?

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Features

Meditation on a Starbucks Macchiato

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WNYC

Feeling adventurous, I ordered a fancy-pants coffee at Starbucks. A "lite" caramel macchiato, tall, extra foam. I could taste the artificial sweeteners in the sugar-free, vanilla syrup, but otherwise, it was pretty tasty.

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WNYC News

Q&A | Starbucks' CEO on Getting and Giving More than a Cup of Coffee

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz came to New York City on Tuesday to officially kick off a new feature in his company’s stores that has little to do with coffee and a lot to do with trying to fix the economy.

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It's A Free Country ®

Why Starbucks' CEO Wants to Freeze Campaign Contributions

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The gap between the haves and have-nots is widening. The amount of revenue that state and local municipalities have is going to cut social services in America, and this is why it's so vitally important for corporations to recognize that their pursuit of profitability as a singular goal is quite shallow. It needs to be balanced with a social conscience.

— Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Features

Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Cooling My Heels for a Hot Beverage

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WNYC

When it comes to my afternoon decaf soy cappuccino habit, I'm a creature of habit. I go to the Starbucks on Spring Street that is one block down the street from WNYC's studios on Varick Street. But it closed several days ago for renovations, and now I'm forced to go to the one that is on Hudson Street.

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WNYC News

Coffee Prices Rise as Demand Grows

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Your morning cup of coffee could start costing a bit more as prices for green-coffee, or unroasted beans, are now more than 50 percent higher than they were a year ago. The increase has already led to price hikes for many coffee brands and even higher prices are expected in the months ahead.

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Listen to Lucy

Twitter is no way to manage a smelly mess

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Eat, Pray, Vomit Edition

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love, the sanctity of academic tenure and the Starbucks' bagel standoff.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Washington, Starbucks, Your Responses

Thursday, January 21, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT:  We speak with our Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich about how Congressional Democrats are regrouping on health care reform in the wake of losing the Massachussetts Senate race.
  • MONEY TAKEOUT: Starbucks was hit hard by the economic crisis, closing hundreds of stores across the country. New York Times reporter Louise Story explains why things are looking up for the coffee company.
  • RESPONSES: Listeners weigh in on why Democrats lost their Senate seat in Massachussetts.


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