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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fareed Zakaria Defends the Liberal Arts

Friday, April 03, 2015

President Obama poked fun at art history majors recently, but wistful nostalgia aside, CNN's Fareed Zakaria says young critical thinkers are still needed in a tech-based economy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Racism in Frats, the Truth & a Lie and Carmelo the Science Fellow

Friday, March 13, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Racism in Frats (First) | The Truth and a Lie (Starts at 23:30) | Carmelo the Science Fellow (Starts at 37:24)
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De Blasio Wants NYC Grads to Fill Local Tech Jobs

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio said more native New Yorkers should be tapping into the city's high-tech industry so he's looking to create a two-year STEM associates program at the City University of New York to help them.

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Student Experiments Launch into Space. Outer Space.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Small tubes of powdered milk and mushroom spores sped into earth's orbit on Thursday as part of science experiments conducted by two groups of New York City students.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DC Shuts Down; Obamacare Opens Up; Public Advocate Runoff

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Dr. Nirav Shah, the New York State Health Commissioner, answers your questions about the health insurance exchanges, which go live today. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the DC shutdown; Paul Danahar, former Middle East bureau chief for the BBC, talks about regional politics; and Ellen Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History, talks about the museum’s new teacher training program. And we take your calls on today’s Public Advocate run-off as part of an Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll.

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Science Camps Designed to Inspire

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ten-year-old John Coburn was bent over his laptop typing and clicking away. Carefully, he connected a small stuffed “android,” which he sewed out of felt, to his computer, typed a command and watched the android's tiny light-bulb eyes blink faster.

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Hip Hop Battle Crowns a "Science Genius"

Sunday, June 30, 2013

As the school year ended, and awards distributed to students for a variety of accomplishments, one New York City student was crowned "Science Genius." The competition wasn't in a lab or a classroom -- it was on stage, in a Hip Hop battle. 

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