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Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 04, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Travel as Pilgrimage (First) | Race, Slurs, and the World Cup (Starts at 27:45) | Nat Hentoff's Jazz and Politics (Starts at 1:07:45)

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Not a Trip Unless...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

For you and your family, what signifies vacation? Is it not a trip unless your work email is ignored for an entire week? Or until you’ve tried a new kind of food? Give us a call and fill in the blank: "It's not a trip unless ______"

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Take Us On Your Trip

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

If you're traveling this week, give us a call and take us on your trip! Wherever you are in the world, we want to hear from you. Call in or leave a comment below with the details of your vacation...so those of us who are stuck in the office this week can dream. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#VacationFail

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tell us your best-slash-worst vacation fail story. Maybe you were mugged, or the camper broke down on a lonely interstate. Did it bring your family closer or force you to have fun in less than desirable circumstances? Give us a call and tell us your story. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Modern-Day Pilgrimage

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage, 2012), talks about her experience hiking more than a thousand miles - alone - along the Pacific Crest Trail as her life was falling apart and how it helped her put herself back together. Plus: Your calls on your own modern-day pilgrimages and quests: Where did you go? What did you do? And did you discover anything important about yourself?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Race Plus Travel

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Are you "black" in this country but then something else when you've travelled abroad? Tracey Coleman of the blog Brooklyn Travel Addict talks about how race influences the travel experience in different countries and cultures.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Please Trip Responsibly

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Martha Honey is the co-director of the Center for Responsible Travel and author of Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?. She talks with us about what happens when your vacation meets your ethics. We discuss the latest thinking and give advice on how to travel in a way that's environmentally sustainable, culturally sensitive and economically beneficial.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Best Travel Photo That's Sitting on Your Cell Phone

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Travel slideshows don't have to be boring. As the Brian Lehrer Show gets ready for Wednesday's special on all things travel, we're collecting the best travel photos sitting on your cell phone. Find out how to submit, and see some of our favorites so far.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Speed turns 20, basketball's best court, Hundred Waters' "Murmurs" gets a music video, the ultimate upcycle, and what to do when you're bored at an airport.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

John Waters, Thumb Out

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The filmmaker reports back on what he learned about the country and himself while hitchhiking across the U.S.

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Transportation Nation

Animals on Amtrak: It's Happening. (Sort of.)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Got a cat or (smallish) dog? Want to take that four-footed companion on a trip within Illinois? All aboard!

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A Walking Tour of Don Draper's New York

Friday, April 11, 2014

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The year is 1971. Manhattan's Fur District is booming and Mad Men's Don Draper is about to enter a decade of possibilities (or not).

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bicycling Alone Across the Country

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New York Times obit writer Bruce Weber made the trip by himself at the age of 57, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile. He talks about the challenges and rewards of strenuous physical effort — and the pleasures of a 3,000-calorie breakfast.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

These Men Searched the World for What's Funny

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Turns out, everyone loves mother-in-law jokes. And Freud saw humor as a release of sexual tension. Isn't that hilarious?

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Life of the Law

Trouble with Profiling

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Is ‘looking Mexican’ a legal reason for the Border Patrol to stop a car? Federal law says agents have to have ‘reasonable suspicion’ that something illegal is happening. But what that means depends where you are, and whom you ask.

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Transportation Nation

Delta Changes Frequent-Flier Program, Social Media Erupts

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The airline will now calculate miles earned based not on how far you fly, but how much you pay for the ticket.

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The Truth

Biological Clock

Friday, December 20, 2013

Adam and Allie would do anything to have a baby. Performed by Tami Sagher, Ed Herbstman, Louis Kornfeld, and Kerry Kastin. Written by Ira Gamerman. Produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell. 

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The Takeaway

FCC May Lift Cell Phone Airplane Ban

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to make a decision on whether to lift the ban on cell phones in flight. Now the cell phone proposition has flight crews up in arms—and passengers aren't so sure how they feel about it, either. Barbara Peterson, senior aviation correspondent for Condé Nast Traveler, looks at the changes ahead, and what we can expect as the holiday travel season kicks off.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On the Trail of Genghis Khan

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tim Cope tells us about traveling on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea, and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. He writes about the journey, which was inspired by the nomadic life of the Mongols, in On the Trail of Genghis Khan.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; Jonathan Franzen; on Horseback through Eurasia; E-Cigarettes; Fast Evolution

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On today’s show: Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Paul Chahidi discuss starring in Twelfth Night, which they’re performing in repertory with Richard III on Broadway. Jonathan Franzen joins us for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about his debut novel from 1988, The Twenty-Seventh City. Tim Cope tells about the challenges he faced when he re-created the journey of nomadic Mongolians following the trail of Genghis Khan. We’ll learn about the fastest-evolving place on Earth, and we’ll take a look at e-cigarettes.