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I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.
Media thinker Doug Rushkoff discusses his new book Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back on the Brian Lehrer Show.
After something triggered the emergency power shutdown at WNYC's Varick Street studios, WNYC's local broadcast went off the air and was replaced by a feed from National Public Radio. Host Richard Hake then began broadcasting at NPR's New York City studios.
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Brian Lehrer and Brooke Gladstone discuss the new Star Trek movie and ask listeners what Star Trek means to them.
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The Main Streets project is spending a year looking closely at six blocks around the region. Karen Frillmann, Brigid Bergin, and Elaine Rivera discuss the goals of the project, what they've learned so far, and ...
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The Brian Lehrer Show came to you live from the Greene Space on Tuesday May 5, 2009.
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, New York Times op-ed columnist, blogger, and the author of The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
On a recent sunny Sunday, WNYC visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where visitors lounged on the grass in the shade of the flowering cherry trees planted in the Cherry Esplanade. As National Poetry Month wraps up, we asked a few people to read from a poem about spring, cherry blossoms ...
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Record promoter and mogul Russell Simmons has been a part of some of the biggest acts in hip-hop, including The Beastie Boys and Run DMC. But his latest passion is reducing the carbon footprints of America's college campuses. To meet that goal he's running ...
Angela Jimenez (left), director of Downstate Operations, New York State Division of Parole, and Yvonne Oliver, a parole officer at the Harlem Parole Reentry Court, visit The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the work of parole officers and the challenges faced by former ...
Brian Lehrer speaks with Michael Paone, community organizer and anti-hunger activist, and Joel Berg (on the phone), executive director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger about the increase in food stamp enrollment in the midst of the economic crisis.
The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to discuss the role of public space in the crowded city with guest-host Amy Eddings on the Brian Lehrer Show.
The Obamas opted for a Portuguese water dog. Stacy Alldredge, New York City dog trainer and owner of Who's Walking Who, talks about the pros and cons of shelter vs. purebred dogs as pets.
In America, three out of four people say they believe in the possibility of ghosts, psychics, telepathy or some measure of the supernatural. Why? Bruce Hood tells Brian Lehrer that it's a product of the brain that creates the mind.
"Jane Smith," a former Army sergeant and guard, talks about working with detainees at a maximum security detention camp in Guantanamo.
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Brian Lehrer spoke with Ikram Sehgal, managing editor of Defence Journal, Pakistan's leading monthly magazine focused on defense and security issues.